To get the most value out of your car buying experience you might consider purchasing a pre-owned car, truck, or SUV. The other owner has already dealt with the fact of depreciation, allowing the next buyer to pay far less than when it was brand-new. Buying a used car usually gets you a higher trim of the vehicle you want. Yet, there may be some uncertainty when it comes to purchasing a used car. Pre-owned vehicles might have repairs ahead, scheduled maintenance intervals may be coming, and it may not have any factory warranty remaining. Plus, loan interest rates generally are lower on new vehicle purchases. So, it’s important to have a plan to decide the car you need, the amount you can afford, and to figure out a trustworthy dealership to buy your next car from.
For many of us, what we want takes a back seat to what we can afford. To ensure you can get the most car that your budget allows, figure out what you can afford before you start looking at vehicles. How much money are you ready to use as a down payment? Find a loan calculator to find your perfect payment. Even better, get pre-approved for your loan BEFORE you come to test drive the car you want. You will know the payment cost and it can save you time.
Figure out what car you need, so that you can narrow down the search. If you’ve got a family you might want an SUV or minivan, if you’re single, then maybe you opt for the convertible. Determining what you need is the first step, because now you need to find it for sale, without a lot of miles, and in good order. It’s not as simple as buying a brand-new car, but with our vast collection of used vehicles we will have what you want.
Even if you find a great quote on the car you want, it doesn’t mean it is a good deal. Independent dealers might not have the knowledge to correctly fix all cars. We suggest that you purchase from a well-established dealer that is not going to disappear when there are issues. Go over recent customer reviews to learn how disputes are managed and if other shoppers recommend the dealership. Shopping at a trustworthy dealership lets you purchase your next vehicle with confidence.
Don’t forget about trading-in your current ride. Your old ride might be worth money and might even be enough to give you a sizable down payment. Your trade-in AND a down payment combined will let you get an even better deal. We will take a trade-in on nearly any car, even if you owe more than it’s worth. Call one of our sales professionals to schedule an exclusive evaluation of your car.