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As summer comes to a close, it's time to shift our focus from beach trips to back-to-school preparations. And one important consideration for college students is deciding on the right vehicle. With limited funds and no source of income, a used car is a practical and cost-effective option. Not only do used cars save you money, but they also allow you to allocate your funds toward essential expenses like textbooks, housing, and supplies.

No Need to Break the Bank
Buying a brand-new car is not a requirement. As a student, it's more sensible to opt for a vehicle that is economical. Many used cars offer a low sticker price, excellent fuel efficiency, and a range of amenities. Plus, a used vehicle is a much better alternative than navigating your way around campus on foot.

Before making your purchase, it's advisable to take the used car to an auto repair shop in Sussex County for a thorough inspection. A trusted mechanic can identify any potential issues, helping you avoid costly repairs throughout your college years.

Save on Insurance Costs
Unlike new cars, used vehicles don't come with increased insurance premiums. So, not only will you save money on the car itself, but you'll also benefit from lower insurance rates. This way, you can find a car that suits your needs without breaking the bank.
Considering Your Vehicle's Costs
While shopping at a used car dealership, it's crucial to take into account all the associated costs of the vehicle. Keep in mind that some dealerships will try to upsell you on unnecessary amenities. Do you need all those fancy extras like xenon headlights or a Bose audio system?
college driverMake a smart choice and buy a car that meets your specific needs. Look for one that is affordable to maintain, reduces insurance costs, and offers good fuel economy for your trips back home. Remember, this car is not meant to be your lifelong vehicle; it simply needs to get you through your college years.

At DeBoer's Auto, we understand that your budget is tight. That's why we offer a free eBook to help you find an affordable vehicle that can accompany you to class, job interviews, errands, and visits to friends and family. If you should choose a pre-owned vehicle, you can contact us to perform a pre-purchase inspection by one of our ASE Certified technicians to ensure that it is safe and reliable before you purchase it. 

Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.