Buying a car from a dealership does not have to be an arduous process. With this guide, you can make the trip to the car dealership quick and easy. Sound good? Let’s get started.
Research Cars Before You Visit
A good first step is to look online or in ads before you actually get to the dealership. This will cut half the time out of the browsing. Know what you’re concerned about as far as what you get out of your new or previously owned vehicle be it good mileage, Eco friendly, warranty options, history of company behind the cars and so forth. If you know you need a commuter car, don’t spend any time looking at trucks! Stay focused on your goal of finding a car that meets your needs. Once you know this you are ready to go to the dealership.
Decide Before You Shop: New or Used
One important decision to make is whether you are in the market for a brand new car or a quality used car, such as a Toyota. While a new car is exciting, this does not fit within many people’s budgets. Do not turn your nose up at a used car – in many cases, a Certified Pre-Owned car will even come with a warranty, just like a newer model. Quality used Toyotas and other cars are also available at a lower price point, which means a smaller monthly payment.
Have Your Documents in Order
Once you are satisfied with your decision, it is time to do the yucky part: paperwork. Have your insurance provider’s number ready and your down payment ready. If you are financing, make sure to bring with you your proof of income, driver’s license, insurance card, proof of residency, and a down payment if needed. Let the agent know you have selected your group of cars and would like to know more information on each of them. Ask for a Vehicle History Report and all the paperwork on the vehicle you have chosen. You can begin to call your insurance provider as you will need to be fully covered before you can drive off the lot in a majority of cases when financing the vehicle.
By following these steps, you should be well prepared at this point to make a decision. Cash out and drive home in a new car!