Purchasing a new vehicle is a big deal, and there is a lot to consider before you make any decisions. Make sure to research the cars you are interested in before going to look and test drive so you can feel knowledgeable and confident during your visit. Don’t rush your decision or feel intimidated if you are not ready. Make sure you ask yourself these questions before rushing into a purchase.
Which features are most important to me?
Different makes and models are best suited for different lifestyles. Keep in mind what you will be doing most in your vehicle – commuting to work, traveling with your family or loading up your sports equipment. Be sure to think about storage space, gas mileage and technological features.
How am I going to pay for my new vehicle?
When shopping for a new car, make sure you have a budget in mind and factor in the down payment, monthly payment and insurance costs. It is easy to be dazzled by the various features you can add, but don’t give in to this temptation unless you can afford it.
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you arrange financing in advance. Your options are lease, loan and paying for it upfront. Compare rates for leases and loans ahead of time to secure the best options.
What should I expect when trading in my old car?
If you are planning to trade in your used vehicle, find out its value ahead of time. You can get an estimate on your vehicle's trade in value through our easy online calculator through Kelly Blue Book.
Take the car you are interested in for several test drives before you buy it to make sure it is the right choice for you. A good salesperson will support your decision-making and not rush you. You will want to make you purchase from a trusted seller you can rely on to take care of you long after you drive away.
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