Have you been considering buying a car? If this is your first time purchasing a vehicle, there are several questions that you should be asking before you make the big decision. Because we know how complicated this process could be, Thomas Buick GMC wants you to be as equipped as possible with all of the information that you need. Below, you will find several questions that you need to take into consideration before purchasing a new car.

Why do I need the car?
Always make sure to ask yourself why you need a car. If you have a job that's a long drive away, maybe a car that has great gas mileage would be important to consider for your commute. Maybe you are a college student and features like AUX chord capability are more important to you than gas mileage. Whatever your reasoning might be, make sure you know what you want before you start searching for a vehicle.

What are my must-haves?
Before even looking at a car, you need to ask yourself about your deal-breakers. If you are living in a large city and will be parallel parking every day, a backup camera might be a must-have. If you find that you are planning to have a few kids in the near future, maybe you need extra space and a very safe, dependable car.

How much can I afford?
You must look at the numbers and see how much you can actually afford before you even think about buying a car, . Set your budget and have a realistic mindset about how much you really spend every month. Also make sure to inquire about any incentives that the dealership might be currently offering on the vehicle. This simple question could end up saving you a lot of money.

May I see a copy of the car's history report?
If you have decided that buying a used vehicle is more of what you can handle right now, make sure to always ask about the maintenance and accident history of the car. Ideally, the dealer will provide you with both the CARFAX report and an AutoCheck report so you will know about a any issues that the car may potentially have.

If you find that you have any questions or would like to know about the Drive Forever Warranty, feel free to call us or visit us at Thomas Buick GMC at 750 Eisenhower Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15904. We look forward to serving our customers from Johnstown, PA, and throughout Greencastle and Harrisburg!