Tips for Buying a Car In 2023

February 24th, 2023 by

2023 is now in session and as a driver and car buyer, you may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a new or used car for sale?

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It is a great time to buy a vehicle, as used car prices have decreased a bit since the peak of the pandemic. Plus, when you buy a new or used car, you can gain a safer and more efficient vehicle than you had before. 

Nowadays, there are plenty of options when you buy a car. You can choose to sell your old car or trade it in at our dealership for great value which you can use towards a newer vehicle. 

Check out our KBB by vin tool; if you do plan to sell your car, this way, you can get an idea as to how much your vehicle is actually worth before you bring it to a dealership near you.

Find your dream vehicle at BMW of Reading in PA and decide on acquiring a sustainable and fuel efficient vehicle in 2023.

What you’ll have to determine before you drop into a dealership near you or shop and buy cars online, is whether or not a car, SUV or truck is suitable for your everyday needs. Think about size.

It is also wise to create a must-have list for yourself, this way, you know exactly what vehicle features you want and can’t live without. 

This must-have list will come in handy when you partake in your car buying journey. Don’t forget to share this list with the car experts at BMW of Reading and we’ll ensure that you drive away with the vehicle features you intended on. 

Are You Ready for the Future of Car Buying? Electric Vehicles, Hybrid and PHEV? 

Global warming is real. The earth’s climate is constantly changing in terms of temperature and unpredictable weather patterns. 

Driving and being out on the road can pose uncalculated risks for all drivers. As a driver and car buyer, you will want to think about the future of driving. 

Most dealerships have electric vehicles (EVs), PHEVs, and hybrids available for sale, lease or financing. As an SUV, truck and car buyer in 2023, these types of vehicles are an important factor you’ll have to consider. 

Do you want to purchase, finance or lease a new EV, hybrid or PHEV? These vehicle’s offer greener initiatives, sustainability and some of them give you the option to never use fuel again! 

If you do plan to drive this route, then ensure that you discuss tax incentives available to you with a certified tax professional. You could gain tax incentives for a maximum of up to $7.5K!

If you’re still on the fence when it comes to all electric-vehicles, then PHEV and hybrid vehicles offer an in between. These vehicles provide the best of both worlds, which consist of two engine types: an engine which intakes fuel and an electric motor. 

Keep in mind, since two engines are internally implemented, the actual weight of the vehicle will typically weigh more than a vehicle with a single type of engine (electric or fuel).

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Technology Must-Haves 

Are you an iPhone or Android smartphone user and do you love technology? Better yet, do you enjoy connecting your smartphone to just about everything? 

If this is the case, then you’ll want to consider adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features to your must-have list before you set out on your adventure to retrieve a newer vehicle in 2023. 

Having this feature will give drivers access to connect to a navigation map on your vehicle dashboard. You’ll not only be hands-free but you’ll never get lost again!

Technology and car manufacturers improve features every year; the products within just keep getting better and better!

Also, think about adding wireless charging to your list as chargers get frayed, ruined or sometimes we forget to bring them. 

This is a newer option but it should not go overlooked! If you live in a technology bubble, this is a must-have feature!

Innovate your car features in 2023 and buy cars that represent 100% advancement!

Other car features to think about when buying a car in 2023: 

  • Third row seating – if you have a large family, you’ll need to comfortably fit everyone. Ensure that every passenger is happy!
  • Find a vehicle which has extra compartments to fit all of the items you and your passengers bring into the vehicle. 
  • Do you have children? Of course, everyone gets thirsty. Stop a spill before it happens by finding a vehicle with a lot of cup holders. After all, you don’t want your new vehicle to constantly deal with liquid spills, especially if you can mitigate the issue by thinking ahead before you purchase your new vehicle. 
  • Remote start your vehicle? Instead of an old-fashioned key entry and start, you can choose a keyless entry which quickly operates your vehicle with a push of the button. Of course, a remote start option is battery operated, so you’ll need to think about whether this is right for you. 
  • Heated and cooled seats offer a greater luxury! All car buyers should think about this option as many vehicles in 2023 offer this feature. Whether the months are hot and you need to cool down your seat because the sun is burning your skin or the months are excruciatingly cold and you need a cozy, warm and toasty seat while you drive, this added amenity is on-point!

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Leather or Cloth Seats? 

Leather seats are always a plus as they are easier to clean than cloth, tear and stain less, and accumulate less pet dander and odors. 

If you’re trying to stay within budget, cloth seats are always a cheaper alternative than leather. 

Keep in mind, you’ll need to upkeep cloth and leather seats to ensure your vehicle keeps its value. 

Both materials will need regular car maintenance and car detailing to ensure your vehicle continues looking brand new. Decide what interior material is right for you. 

Car Buying & Safety: A 360-degree camera? 

Safety first. Car manufacturers have added extra safety features. Drivers can now worry less and focus on other life matters. 

A 360-degree camera is a feature which should NOT go overlooked. This implementation allows drivers to eradicate blind spots (although, you’ll still need to look in all directions for utmost safety!)

Gain extra peace of mind when you can see what’s happening around your vehicle with a 360-degree approach. Become fully aware of your surroundings and add a safer driving experience to your real-world adventures with a 360-degree camera. 

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Of course, automakers continue to advance car features every year. Take advantage of innovation and create a must-have list.

Be sure to have this list handy when you buy cars online or when you step foot on a dealership lot near you. 

Contact the experts at BMW of Reading, we’ll help you achieve the car buying goals you set for yourself. We look forward to assisting you!

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