How to Buy a New Car

Man Buying Car from Woman

If you are in the market for a brand new car that checks all the boxes on your wishlist, you will want to check out the inventory at Sam Leman Automotive Group. Shopping for a new car should be an exciting experience, but many Central Illinois drivers worry about the financing process. Fortunately, Sam Leman Automotive Group is here for you with tips on how and when to buy a new car. We want to help you find a car that you will love for many years to come.

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car is a major investment, so you want to be sure that you are making the right decision for your needs and budget. Keep these suggestions in mind before making a purchase:

  1. If you are constantly needing to repair your vehicle, those costs can really add up over time. Eventually, you may be paying more for repairs in a year than you would for a new car.
  2. Are you worried about the safety of your car? If so, it’s probably time to consider a new car.
  3. If you have a growing family, you may be in need of a vehicle with more space and safety features.
  4. Is your car failing emissions tests? Making the necessary repairs could be quite expensive, so a new car may be a more budget-friendly option.
Woman with New Car Key

How to Find the Perfect New Car

If you have made the decision to purchase a new car, you may be wondering where to start. The first step is to set a budget. Our finance experts would be glad to assist you if needed. Follow our convenient guide below.

  1. Narrow your search. Keep your driving habits in mind as well as how much space you need and what other features you want. Once you create your list of requirements, you can start looking for vehicles that are a match.
  2. Pick your top three models, then research your top choices’ safety ratings, reliability, lifespan, etc. It is also a good idea to test drive each model to see how they compare.
  3. When you have found the vehicle of your dreams, do a local search to see your dealership options, request price quotes, and be sure to research what other shoppers have paid.
  4. Before you make a purchase, think about any upcoming sale weekends or holidays where dealerships offer sales.

Find the Car of Your Dreams at Sam Leman Automotive Group

With so many great options in stock at Sam Leman Automotive Group, it’s easy to find one that has what you need. Visit any of our locations to see your favorites in person and set up a test drive. Contact us today with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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