When you buy a car, there are a few things that you must think about regarding cost and budgeting. These include car maintenance and repairs that cannot be put off very long. Here's how to/how much to prepare for these extra car bills.
Check and see if your car is under warranty. If it is, some of these maintenance issues should be covered. If not, the cost falls on you.
Depending on your car model, set aside a consistent amount of money each month for any car maintenance that may come up.
If you have had your car for a while, look at your budget from last year and estimate how much you spend monthly on your car.
These are just a few tips to consider when preparing for car maintenance and repairs. Of course, staying ahead with your savings is always better if you have a last-minute car repair.