Car Culture

New Year, New Car

December 23, 2016
Whoa! Can you believe we are already entering a new year?! I’m super excited! A lot of times we make New Year’s resolutions and goals, but aren’t sure how to even go about making those resolutions and goals happen. A big goal I hear often is getting a new car. Getting a new car is both exciting and fun, but can also be frustrating if you’re not sure where to start. I’ve gathered some tips for those of you who plan on doing it big this next year and buying a new car.
  • Research I cannot stress how important this step is. If you go car shopping without knowing exactly what you want, it can be overwhelming. Research online and ask questions so that you can narrow down to the top 2 or 3 cars. This will help eliminate stress and save a ton of time.
  • Apply for a Car Loan Once you apply and are approved, you can either begin to save up for a down payment, or narrow down your car choice to the one that best fits your budget. Not sure where or how to apply for a car loan? We can help you here.
  • Trade In If you are looking to trade in your current car for a new vehicle, then it is important that you know the value of your car. Getting appraisals from at least 3 dealerships will help you know the roundabout value of your car. From there you can either trade in for your new vehicle or decide to sell your car.
  • Test Drive Okay, so you’ve taken care of the most important things, now it’s time to put your desired car to the test. Even though the car may check out on paper, you have to see if the driving style matches your driving style. Going on a test drive will seal the deal.
  • Close the Deal! Congrats! You now have a brand new car! You’ve done your research, stuck to your budget, and found the perfect car for you! Now you can successfully cruise through the rest of the year.

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