As you age, you may be looking for different qualities in a new car. Here are some factors to consider in this week’s Active Life.
A vehicle is one of the most expensive purchases you make, so you want to find what is right for you. Triple A has some tips for finding the best vehicle for your needs.
You should take a look at the safety features. Some important aspects are the seat belts, and the positions and types of airbags.
Some design features may work better for you.
May newer vehicles have specific features that reduce operator fatigue and discomfort, like adjustable pedals and seats.
Comfort should be top of mind. Test how easy it is to get in and out of the vehicle, and the amount of legroom it offers.
And finally, don’t forget to assess the value. Incorporate the total cost of ownership, including price, operating and maintenance costs, reliability, fuel economy and resale value.