Do you live in an urban area and get around just fine without a vehicle? If so, great!

Many city dwellers are able to get around just fine by foot or by bicycle. And honestly, there are a ton of benefits of this. You get some daily exercise, you’re gentler to the environment, and you might even enjoy a great park or two during your journey. No car salesperson would deny these are all good things, and you should be proud of yourself for carving out such a healthy and sustainable way of life.

The question of buying a vehicle in the city isn’t a matter of changing the things you already love. Instead, it’s a matter of all the additional opportunities you’ll open yourself up to.

Even if you live in a city, owning a vehicle expands your horizons of all the things you can do. You can visit farther away places faster than ever before, and you can do so on your own schedule as well. Though public transportation is great, you still are limited to predetermined schedules and being dropped off at fixed locations. Meanwhile, if you have a vehicle of your own, taking a trip to see a friend that lives three states away suddenly seems a lot less daunting than it was before.

More importantly, owning a vehicle is insurance for whatever the future brings as well. Studies show that people move to a new home about 11 or 12 times in their lifetimes. That number might seem high, but new career paths and opportunities can appear in the blink of an eye. When the time comes to move to a new house or change your daily commute, you’ll be glad to have your own vehicle to rely on.

It’s tempting to only think about getting a vehicle when you absolutely need one, but investing earlier comes with some perks. First of all, when you’re faced with life-changing moments, you’re probably going to be a bit stressed out. While buying a vehicle doesn’t have to be a stressful process, it adds another item to your to-do list when you’re already crunched for time.

Second, if you are hurrying to buy a vehicle, you might not give yourself enough time to find the perfect car that’s right for you. Buying a vehicle should be a fun experience where you get to ask lots of questions and test out everything that appeals to you. Remember: this is an investment that should at least last you the better part of a decade (or longer!), so you’ll want a vehicle that you can fall in love with.

Anyone who owns a vehicle in an urban area can enjoy an incredible sense of freedom. On one hand, you have the option to use your vehicle sparingly and venture out by foot for work or for fun. On the other hand, when you do want to head out farther than usual or take on new opportunities, your vehicle will be there to help you make all your dreams a reality. No matter where you live, contact me and let me find a vehicle that’s right for you.