One of the best feelings anyone can have is when they buy their first car. Buying a car may seem like an easy thing to do, but it is a bit more than that. Buying the right car to fit a particular need is not as easy as it seems. The first thing a new car buyer should do is to figure out how much he or she can buy. Car prices range from a couple of thousand dollars for a used vehicle to over ten or twenty thousand for a new one.
Once a buyer determines the price of a car that he or she can afford, it is time to start shopping. One way to shop for a car is to use the Internet. There are many websites that deal exclusively in finding the right car for any person. Try cars.com, or autotrader.com for starters. Additionally, most major car dealerships have their own online websites, where prospective buyers can sit in the comfort of their own home and search for cars. All of these websites let buyers narrow their search using filters such as minimum and maximum prices, make, model, year, color, and new or used. These are very powerful tools that are available to consumers with just a click of the mouse. Another way to find a car is the old-fashioned way, that is, to visit a car dealership and talk to a sales person.
Once a car is purchased, it must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For most new car sales through dealerships, the registration is taken care of for the consumer. The registration paperwork and fees are sent directly to the DMV. When a used car is purchased through a private owner, the registration has to be done by the buyer. It is a simple process. Just go to the DMV with the paperwork, pay the fee and they'll do the rest.