PURCHASING A CAR
When shopping for a car, consider how much you can afford, what
options or features you want, and whether a new or used car would
Thoroughly inspect and test drive any car before you decide to
Check a used car carefully for defects. Take it to a mechanic or
diagnostic center for inspection.
Financing for the purchase of a car is available from credit unions,
banks or car dealerships. Compare interest rates to determine the
Car ownership costs include depreciation, insurance costs, interest
payments, gas, maintenance and repair costs, and parking and toll
Read all contracts and check the vehicle warranty before completing
Insurance coverage protects drivers from financial losses resulting
from an accident. Such coverage is required in the State of Pennsylvania.
Liability insurance covers you for injury to other people or to
another’s property. Collision insurance covers damage to your
own vehicle. Comprehensive coverage protects you from losses not
caused by a collision.