ANCHOR LEAD: Buying your first car is undoubtedly exciting for some and nerve wracking for others. Brian Osuch reports on some things you should consider before driving off the dealers lot. (:60)
SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Buying a car is one of the biggest decisions a consumer can make. And GM’s James Bell, says buying a new car has the advantages of dealer support and warranty… and you can negotiate a better price on used cars. But, he says there is another option.
CUT: (Bell) The best option I think for a lot of people, is certified pre-owned. This is a vehicle that has the advantages of being a used car, and that the price has been dropped down, but then it’s been inspected and warranted by the dealer. So, if something goes wrong down the road, you’ve got the dealer to go to as opposed to a typical used car where you are on your own.
SCRIPT: Shelley Frost is with Allstate Insurance Company, what should younger buyers consider when it comes to shopping for auto insurance?
CUT: (Frost) Most of the time it’s going to be in your favor if you’re on your parent’s policy. Or, at the very least, go with your parent’s insurance company. Because you’re going to have more of a track record with them and they’re going to be able to give you a little bit of a better discount.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero to Sixty from GM. I’m Brian Osuch.
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