Buying a new car can be very exciting, but intimidating at the same time. However, if you do your research, the process of buying a new car will be fun and easy. We (AquaGreen Wash L’ville GA) put together the following steps to help make your car shopping as easy as possible and save you thousands of dollars.
List down your style, size, and features
If this is going to be your first vehicle to own or upgrade from the one you currently drive, it’s important to have a clear idea about the style, size, and features and start looking for vehicles that meet your requirements. It’s worth mentioning that being open minded about makes and models help you increase your opportunities of finding your desired new vehicle and eventually save you money. Automakers offer online tools that allow you to see what the vehicle looks like, information about features and specs. Some even offer virtual tours with a 360 degree view. Now that you found the right car, it’s time for the next step.
Get your finances in order
Getting preapproved is a good way to get an idea of your buying power. In addition, you will have the interest rate for comparison with other financing providers. Dealer financing is usually competitive, but it’s a good practice to check with your bank too. Now that you have the lowest interest rate, gather all your paperwork required by the dealer/bank.
Find and test-drive the car
Let the fun begin. We recommend making an appointment before heading to the dealership, also scan their inventory online for available models and colors. Make sure you work with a knowledgeable salesperson as this will make your shopping experience more efficient by saving your time and money. Plan your visit during daylight and weekdays. Dealers get very busy on the weekends and you may not get the experience you deserve.
Take the car for a test drive. Drive it the way you drive your car to get the real feel of how it drives and handles. Don’t rush your test-drive, this is your opportunity to experience what you saw on a computer screen before making a buying decision. Also, while driving, envision how your family would fit and feel in the car. Before you move on to the next steps, ask your salesperson about add-ons and rebates.
Get ready to trade-in/sell your car
If you have a car to trade-in or sell, it’s important to know what your car is worth before going to the dealership or posting it for sale. The best way to find the value is by using this online tool or other similar tools.
Getting behind the wheel of your next new car is a very exciting part of the buying experience. By this time, you have decided on your new car and you should get ready for negotiating price, monthly payment, trade-in, and finance options. Having done your research, you are now ready to negotiate confidently.
Close the deal
If the price, financing and fees are in order, it’s time to seal the deal. From here, you can proceed in one of two ways: You can either finalize the transaction at the dealership or have the car and paperwork delivered to your home for an extra fee.
Before you sign any paperwork, make sure to review all content carefully with emphasis on terms and conditions, warranty, and numbers you agreed upon.
Enjoy the delivery
Now that you have done all the hard work, it’s time to enjoy the delivery of your new car. At this last step of the process you may get overwhelmed and get too excited… and that’s normal, but remember to do a thorough inspection of the car’s condition. You just bought a brand new car and you deserve everything to be perfect. Look for any paint imperfections (scratches, dings, etc), and inspect the interior. This is your last chance to address any cosmetic issues with the dealership. Lastly, let the salesperson walk you through all the technology features for example, bluetooth, infotainment, etc.
Post buying maintenance
To protect your investment, maintenance is key. Maintenance will include making sure all fluids are at a good level, regular engine oil change , and engine and cabin air filter . Many new car owners overlook the importance of keeping their car clean from the outside and inside. Keeping your car clean will protect the paint’s clear coat and prevent your interior from rapid wear and tear. Hand wash is highly recommended as driving through the washing machines will swirl marks. We have a dedicated blog about how to maintain your car’s value .
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