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7 Benefits of Owning a Car



The layouts of many American metropolitan areas make owning a car a necessity. A vehicle is particularly essential for those who live in suburban and rural communities and are not within walking distance of any store. It is thus no surprise that more than 90 percent of American households own at least one vehicle.


Thanks to the internet, purchasing a car is easier than ever. You can use an online car buying service to shop for your ideal vehicle. Some websites even let you research trade-in and price offers. If you are still on the fence about buying a vehicle, check out these seven benefits of owning a car.


1. Safety

As long as you follow the rules of the road, you should feel fairly safe in an automobile. Biking or walking to school or work could put you at risk of getting hit by a car.


2. Emergency Transportation

During a medical emergency, you need to get to a hospital as soon as possible. Unfortunately, a typical ambulance ride can cost several hundred dollars. If you have your own vehicle, you or a loved one can drive to the hospital quickly, and you will not have to worry about an ambulance fee appearing on your insurance bill.


3. Freedom and Flexibility

If you do not have a car, you probably rely on others to get where you need to go. You are constantly asking for rides or using public transportation. This makes it tougher for you to control your schedule. With your own car, however, you can leave your home whenever you want to do so.


Meanwhile, if your friend or bus is running late, you could miss a vital appointment. A car reduces your reliance on others.


4. Saving Time

Similarly, with your own vehicle, you do not have to waste time waiting for a bus or hunting down a taxi. You can get to various locations more quickly.

In addition, bus drivers and cab operators do not always take the fastest routes. Once you get a car, you can listen to traffic reports and find the most efficient path to your destination. This should make you more productive during the day and give you more free time.


5. Privacy

A car gives you your own private space. Whenever you are feeling stressed and need some time for yourself, you can just sit in your car. Once there, you can scream into the void or listen to music.

Some people even use their cars as extra storage space. If you live a more nomadic lifestyle, you could also live in your car instead of constantly renting apartments or hotel rooms.


6. Adventures

If you get a car, you can enjoy a fun vacation without having to purchase a plane or cruise ticket. Instead, you can just hit the open road with some loved ones. Depending on your vehicle, you may be able to travel off-road and enjoy some scenic views.


Cars also let you travel with your favorite furry friend. Most public transportation systems forbid dogs and cats. Once you get a car, however, you can simply put Fido into the backseat and head out on your next adventure together.


7. Options

Finally, vehicle ownership comes with plenty of options. You can choose the exact car, truck or van that fits your needs and your budget. You can also get some cool vehicle accessories to show off your personality.


If you have a large family, you should consider a sport utility vehicle or a minivan. Both provide ample storage space for people, pets or groceries.


If you live alone, then a sedan may be a better option. A sedan is fairly small but is both stylish and sleek.


Whether you are looking to shorten your commute or want to explore the country, you should purchase a van, car or pickup truck. You should quickly reap the benefits of owning your own automobile.

Edited by kevgardner83


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