Do You Need a Car at College?

October 8th, 2021 by
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As a college student, having your car at campus provides freedom and independence that can enhance your college experience. Yet, this freedom comes with responsibility. Learn more about having a car at college, and then visit Ocean Honda of Burlingame to find some of the best used cars for college students near Daly City.

Secure a Parking Pass

Can you bring a car to college? Yes, but you’ll want to secure a parking pass if you do. While they can be expensive, it is one of the best investments you can make to avoid parking tickets, towing and the stress of finding a close, legal spot. A parking pass provides you a guaranteed parking spot on campus, and helps you avoid paying for parking violations.

Keep Your Car Maintained

Bringing your car to Ocean Honda of Burlingame’s service center to get regular check ups and maintenance will ensure your car is running when you need it to. Keeping up with oil changes, brake maintenance, and quickly addressing strange noises or engine lights can keep you from being late for class or getting stuck on the side of the road when you’re headed out for spring break.

Take Your Personal Items With You

When you leave your car, make sure to remove your personal items. Having too many personal items in your car could attract thieves. Dealing with a break in will not only lead to you losing your things, but also could involve damage to your vehicle.

Ask for Insurance Discounts

Many car insurance companies offer specials and discounts for students who have decent grades. The exact amount can vary depending on the insurer, but it’s worth calling your provider to see what they can offer you.

Keep Gas Costs Down

No matter if your car is used or brand new, gas will remain one of your most regular costs. However, there are several ways you can save on gas. Roll down your windows instead of blasting the air conditioning when the temperatures rise. If you must turn on the AC, set the temperature to 70 degrees and make sure the setting is on “AC”. This will still cool down your car while relieving your car from working so hard to provide cool air. If you have to run errands, try to limit the amount of places you need to go to and do all of the errands in one trip rather than going out every other day.

View the Best Used Cars for College Students at Ocean Honda of Burlingame

Need help finding the right vehicle to bring to campus? Connect with the team at Ocean Honda of Burlingame near South San Francisco and Palo Alto. We can help you find a vehicle that will meet your needs and that will fit within your budget!

 

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