Mechanics News Choosing the next Car to Purchase

At our car repair shop in Scaggsville our ASE Certified Master Technicians (you may think of us as old school car mechanics in Laurel as well – that’s ok) get into discussions about the latest in Automotive news. We got on the topic of buying a car in Maryland. As everyone knows, purchasing a car is a big investment. With so many options on the market it can seem overwhelming. Potential buyers have to decide between color, size, and brand. Within recent years the choices have expanded to include deciding between gas, hybrid, or electric. While buying an electric vehicle has its obvious benefits it may not be as appealing to buyers as other alternatives.

A big factor is price. When purchasing an automobile and deciding between two compact styles the majority of buyers makes more sense to buy the car that uses gas, especially for a driver on a budget. The benefits of being eco friendly don’t seem to outweigh the benefits of being wallet friendly in a majority of buyers. In addition to pricing, electric vehicles lack the amount of options found in more traditional styles of cars, making them less appealing. Because electric automobiles are less popular, there’s a lack familiarity with them among prospective buyers and if you’re going to make a big investment many are going to go with what they’re most familiar with. Another reason is that there just seems to be less resources available for electric car owners. There is apprehension when buying early models of any item because we wonder if all the “bugs and kinks” are worked out. Others have mentioned the cost of battery replacement. A while back we wrote an article on buying a used car in Maryland which may be helpful to those looking for a used car. We enjoy conversation on all types of automotive news and are open minded on everyone’s choices and welcome any feedback.

But, no matter what type of vehicle you’re in the market to buy, we can be your car care resource. After over 24 years of working with automobiles we have seen a wide variety of styles and brands, making us confident that whatever vehicle you’re driving we can get you back on the road. No matter what type of automobile you own, our group of highly trained ASE Certified technicians aka Mechanics is ready to repair any problems our customers in the Laurel, Burtonsville, Maple Lawn Farms, Fulton, Clarksville, Highland, and Columbia MD area may be having.