Getting a new car is a big step and one of the biggest purchases we make in our lifetime. There are many components that need to be considered before purchasing that vehicle that suits your needs and lifestyle.
Here are some important steps to takes that could make the car buying process faster, safer, and cheaper.
1. Research the car and features
There are a vast array of websites that have pictures and descriptions of available automobiles currently on the market. Peruse these sites and see which vehicle feels like it could be the right fit.
2. Get preapproved for a loan
A car loan that's preapproved gets you one step further to getting your dream car. You'll end up getting a sense of what you can afford. You'll be able to compare the interest rates with the financing plans that dealerships offer. Checking out the loan applications on bank websites will give you more of an idea of the process. Be prepared to have information on your salary and debt that is not paid off.
3. Test-Drive the automobile
Once you've narrowed down your car search, you should check out the vehicle and do a test drive. Make an appointment so that the car is ready for you when you arrive. You're not obligated to just drive around the block. Take the time to really see how it handles on all types of roads. Is there enough trunk space? Will a child seat fit in the car? Are the controls difficult to use? Also, there's no commitment to purchase the car that day. Take some time to think about it.
4. Check sale price and warranties
After you decide what car suits you, it's time to get a quote. it's suggested that you call three dealerships that have the automobile that you want. Find out the total selling price, including any features that are already installed in the vehicle. Be sure to check out if there's a warranty plan on parts and labor.
5. Buy that car
You can purchase the car at the dealership or have it delivered to your home. Now that you have your new ride, be smart, be safe, and have fun!
If you need any more recommendations for helping you purchase a new car or if you have any other auto repair needs, call or schedule an appointment online with the expert team at Robert's Collision & Repair. We’re located at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey, CA. We look forward to your visit.