Purchasing a car is a large decision and comes with a large sticker cost; however, there are ways to save money throughout the car buying process to make it less of a sticker shock. If you are having to buy a car in the near future, you should be saving money in a car fund. Before buying a car, set your budget on what you can afford as your monthly payments and secure financing beforehand. During the process, stick to the basic model and negotiate the price or interest rate, and after buying a vehicle, make payments on time to avoid paying additional fees. Take time to research your options beforehand and save money so buying a vehicle is as affordable as possible.