Essential Factors for Selecting a New Car for Healthcare Professionals

Choosing a New Car For Your Work Assignment

Buying a new car is an exciting yet daunting task. The idea of driving your brand-new car out of the dealership, savoring that fresh new-car scent is thrilling. However, before you reach that moment, you need to consider which car best suits your lifestyle as a nurse.

Thankfully, International AutoSource (IAS) is here to help you make that decision.

Your New Home in the US

Where You’ll Be Living 

Your location plays a significant role in your decision-making process when it comes to choosing a car. If you reside in a city, a compact and small vehicle is ideal for maneuvering through busy streets and traffic.

Suburban living calls for a fuel-efficient car with enough space to accommodate your groceries.

For those in rural areas, a car equipped with four-wheel drive is essential for tackling unpaved roads and avoiding unnecessary trouble.

Parking in the US

Parking Availability

For healthcare workers, having off-street parking or access to an onsite parking lot can greatly expand your options when choosing a new car. However, in urban areas where street parking is typical, selecting a smaller car can save you a significant amount of time and hassle.

Nurses moving to the US

Your Commute to Work

For nurses and other healthcare professionals, it’s crucial to consider your daily commute when choosing a vehicle.

If your drive to work is half an hour or longer, prioritize fuel efficiency to avoid excessive spending on fuel.

Think about the features that matter most to you during your commute. Whether it’s a moonroof or a high-end infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, choose what suits your needs best.

If you have a short commute, fuel efficiency may be less of a worry for you.

Traveling in the US

How You Spend Your Free Time

For healthcare professionals, understanding how you’ll use your vehicle outside of work is crucial when making a decision.

During your off time, will you primarily run errands or visit friends? In that case, a compact car is ideal for easy navigation, making trips to the bank and market hassle-free.

If you plan to travel extensively during your time off, consider a car with ample luggage space, potentially accommodating camping gear for state-hopping adventures.

For weekend warriors, prioritize a vehicle with the capacity for a bike rack, kayak rack, or any other equipment needed for your activities.

Winter driving conditions

The Climate

Think about the weather you and your car will have to endure. If you live somewhere with harsh winters, it is important you buy a car with traction that can withstand ice and snow. Cars with heated seats are an added bonus in winter!

In warmer climates, consider the color of your car. Order a lighter-colored car because we all understand the unpleasantness of getting into a blistering hot car.

Buying a Car in the US

The Takeaway

Your ideal car will vary depending on your unique lifestyle. It might appear to be a complicated decision with all the options available to you, but the decision will come easier if you’ve thought about the items discussed above.

Lastly, the team at International AutoSource would be happy to help you make the best decision for you and your circumstances. We want you to LOVE your new car, truck or SUV!

Car experts for healthcare professionals

For over 15 years, International AutoSource (IAS) has specialized in serving the needs of the international healthcare community. Through the IAS Healthcare Advantage Program foreign nurses, doctors, physical therapists, medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals moving to the United States can finance a car for their move with benefits tailored to fit their needs.

International Healthcare professionals can take advantage of savings, convenience, and full-service support all in one place. Our dedicated healthcare product specialists work one-on-one with each customer to provide full-service support before, during, and after delivery. We also assist with all documentation needed for vehicle financing, licensing, and registration as our customers have more important things to worry about.