How to Avoid Car Breakdowns

I’m not the best with cars. I was never really into them when I was younger, and I never learned how to tinker with them or fix them. I don’t even know how to change a tire! So, when I graduate and head out into the “real world,” one of my goals is to make sure I avoid car breakdowns, because I really wouldn’t know what to do if I had one. However, I’m not sure I can afford to buy a brand-new car. What can I do to get a reliable ride?

Cars, Costs, and Canny Considerations!

I’m a college senior graduating this coming May with a degree in political science. I’ve already landed a great gig near Harrisburg, PA, which is where I’ll be moving to immediately after my graduation. While I’m definitely excited about relocating and starting my career, the one major obstacle I’m facing is not having a car.

That wasn’t an issue while spending the last four years attending an inner city school with everything necessary to live within walking, biking, or bussing distance. During the few occasions when that wasn’t enough, I’ve simply relied on Uber or Lyft. Unfortunately, that won’t necessarily be the case where I’m headed.

My parents lent me one of their cars throughout high school. As a result, I’ve never owned a car myself. How should I go about getting one?