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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Do's and Do Not's of Getting that New Car

Who doesn’t enjoy owning a new car? The excitement that accompanies sitting down in a brand new vehicle and taking it for that first drive is completely unique. It makes an everyday activity fresh and fun again, especially when you live in a busy state like New Jersey. While you may be ready to put down an initial payment for your next car, consider the following do’s and do not’s from the New Jersey car sales experts at 1800 Auto Land.

DO Your Research
When you visit your local car dealership in New Jersey, you should have in mind a fairly decent idea of what type of vehicle you’d like to purchase. This will help expedite the process, as well as ensure you leave with the car you really want. By investigating popular automotive websites, you can compare and contrast the pros and cons of your preferred car and those like it before coming into the dealership. 

DO be sure to Plan on Buying a Car you can Afford
Yes, you may be in the market for a new car, but you don’t want to break the bank. Be sure to plan accordingly for whatever your monthly cost is going to be. Don’t make your decision based off of initial price offers found on advertisements, either. Speak with your dealer so you know the exact dollar amount that will be expected from you each month. 

DO Check your Credit
Your credit rating is one of the most important factors when deciding which car you will be able to take off the lot. Consult with your credit company to get an accurate score and compare that number to what your dealership is expecting. Under most circumstances, 580 or higher will be enough to help secure your purchasing a vehicle. If you feel as if you may need assistance, be sure to communicate with your salesperson directly.

DON’T Forget to Calculate Additional Expenses
Owning a car is much more than simply paying the sticker price. Don’t forget that you will also need to pay for gas, insurance, and potential maintenance fees down the road. The price of each will vary heavily depending on how frequently you plan on using the car, your own driving history, and many other factors. Consult with your insurance agency before deciding to make a purchase you think you can afford.

At 1800 Auto Land, we take pride in being the leading Car Dealer in NJ, and we maintain that title by keeping our customers happy. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, be sure to contact us today.


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