Can you believe that it's almost time to head back to school for a new school year? We have less than three weeks to go before my son is back in the classroom. One of our goals this summer was to sit down and start talking about purchasing a new car. With two kids in school this year, we're going to be doing a lot of extra picking up and driving around town. We want to make sure that all of our family vehicles are safe and reliable for our precious kids and their friends. Car shopping can be incredibly stressful and be intimidating if you aren't familiar with the process or are easily overwhelmed by so many vehicle choices. Having helpful information in one easy to access place is incredibly helpful when shopping around for a new car.
My husband is a researcher and loves to know the ins and outs of all types of products, particularly cars. When we started to take the idea of looking for a new family car seriously, we sat down and listed some of the best resources we could think of. A friend of ours mentioned that we might want to check out Cars.com. Cars.com is a fantastic site that makes it easy to find new or used cars. Their site is incredibly user-friendly and allows you to search for cars all over the country by make and model, or by price. My hubby loves a particular make, so he was all too eager to sit down and use the handy search tools. Within seconds, we were shown cars that match our criteria within a certain amount of miles from where we live.
We really appreciated that Cars.com gives you side by side comparisons of different cars, and allows you to build your own comparisons. They also offer great advice, offering top 10 lists, and show consumers the best and worst MPG ratings. If you're a fan of reviews and testimonials (so am I), you can use their site to view car reviews, catch up on latest car news and trends, or see auto show video clips.
We're still mulling over some of the different options we found through Cars.com, and can't wait to narrow down our top choices and make a final decision. Our kids are more important to us than anything else in the world, and we're taking our time to make sure we make the right decision for their sakes. Our car search has been so much easier thanks to the wonderful information and tools provided by Cars.com. We're looking forward to getting back into the swing of things for the new school year, and finding our place in the carpool lane with a new set of wheels.
What are you looking for in a new car?