Three Qualities to Look For When Choosing Your Next Vehicle

buying a new vehicleDeciding to purchase a new vehicle is usually a no-brainer. Whether your older car has reached its maximum mileage, your family has grown, or you need a truck to tow your boat or camper sometimes a new vehicle is just required. But once you realize it’s time for something new, the difficult work starts. You have to find the vehicle that is just right for you and your family.

There are many different aspects to consider as you visit dealerships and browse your options online, three of the most important which PermaPlate has highlighted below:


Gas mileage, horsepower and torque should all be considered when looking at a new vehicle, and depending on your lifestyle and vehicle use, your preferences will be different. For example:

  • Does your vehicle need to meet a particular towing capacity?
  • Do you live in an area where four-wheel drive is a winter necessity?
  • Are you interested in a more eco (and budget) friendly fuel option?

The answers to these questions and more will help you to narrow down your vehicle options and will make picking out your best fit a simpler process.


No one wants to drive around feeling cramped or listening to family members complain about how crowded they are in the backseat. The number of children you have, as well as their age and hobbies, will plan a big role in the size vehicle you need for everyone to fit comfortably.

If you are going to need extra room for sports equipment and science projects – or plan on driving to your family vacation destinations – a vehicle with plenty of cargo space is a must. And if you have a few kids and a furry dog or cat companion, three rows of seating may be beneficial for you.


Once you have considered performance and comfort, don’t forget to think about style. Purchasing a new vehicle is a big commitment, and the car you choose today is the one that you will be driving on a daily basis – probably for years to come.

Do you find the vehicle’s design attractive? Do you feel safe inside it? Does it have all the features you require?

Once you have taken performance, comfort and style into consideration, it will be much easier to narrow down your search for a new vehicle.

Regardless of what type of new car you decide on, PermaPlate’s automotive protection products can help maintain your vehicle. For more information and to find a dealership near you that offers our products, contact us by phone at 800-453-8470.

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