Are you considering buying a car? Many feel that owning a car is an important part of their daily life while others are hesitant about owning one. But there are many reasons why you should consider buying your own car. Whether you need a vehicle for your daily commute or to help with the job-hunting process, it can have a lot of positive impacts on your life.
You should know a car is a serious financial investment. It’s important to plan before making the purchase as the initial price sticker can put you off. As a university student, you might need the help of your parents with this. And among many other university dilemmas, having a car in varsity is a topic that needs to be discussed with your parents.
There are many cars available at affordable prices. Depending on what you can afford, you can buy new or used. As a student without a fixed income, a pre-owned car might be a better option for you. So, look around at used cars and get the most convenient and affordable one.
Here are a few reasons why having your own car in university is a smart move.
Are you job-hunting?
When you’re looking for a job after graduation, having a car will count in your favour. Also, many employers would like their new employees to have their own reliable transportation. Many job adverts require you to have your own car. And public transportation in most places isn't reliable if it’s existent at all. You’ll also be able to look for jobs in other areas if you’re able to drive. That way you can look at places that are more difficult to reach via public transport.
Do you perhaps have to do an internship while still at university? Well, buying a car now will allow you to have a little more flexibility. Class times are usually spread throughout the day and you’re likely to have long breaks in between. If you have a car, you can easily go to work before or after class, depending on your lecture times.
It's difficult to travel with public transport
It can sometimes be difficult to make use of public transportation although many big cities have great public transit. But what happens on a day when you oversleep? Then you must wait for a taxi to pick you up and you might need to take a bus too. It’ll delay you even more. But having your own car, on the other hand, will get you around easily. From grocery shopping to commuting home daily, there are times when public transportation just won’t work with your schedule. Owning a vehicle will allow you to go where you need to go and whenever you want to go.
There’s no better way to travel than in your own car. Well, unless you’re willing to pay to sit in first class when commuting with public transport. Cars today are designed to be comfortable, whether you buy new or used. So, it makes them far more superior to the plastic seats in a bus or train. And if you’re tired of having to commute via public transport, a car is a great alternative.
Remember that your safety always comes first. And, as a passenger on public transport, the last thing you want is to fall asleep while commuting. Or worse, you could have your personal belongings stolen. As a passenger in your own car, these things won’t happen. You’ll know the people driving with you and therefore be safer.
Are you planning to move closer to campus? Many major university cities are becoming overcrowded. Well, having your own car will make it easier to expand your living options. You can also look at more budget friendly options. It can sometimes get expensive using public transportation when you aren’t in the middle of the city or situated near campus. So, having your own vehicle can actually reduce your living costs. This is even truer if you live in a rural area where transport services may be more expensive.
The freedom of your own space
When you have your own car, you won’t need to worry about competing with other commuters to get on the train or bus first to get a seat. You also don’t have to worry about keeping the volume of your music to a minimum. You’ll be in the comfort of your own space. You won’t be surrounded by a bunch of strangers anymore. And you can do anything you want within your own schedule.
Owning a car for the first time can be stressful but it can be worth it, especially considering these six reasons.