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5 Ways to Take the Fright Out of Car Buying
Does the car buying process make you feel spooked? Don't
worry; car buying doesn't have to be scary, especially when you shop at
Autoland in Springfield, NJ. Ease your fright and fears with our car buying
Decide on a budget
Prior to going to new and used car dealerships in NJ, decide
what you need and want in your next vehicle. Make a list of the costs you'll
incur from purchasing and owning the car, including the down payment, monthly
payments and interest, gas, maintenance and repairs, and insurance. Before you
buy, find out what your insurance rate would be for the car you're interested
in buying. At the same time, assess your personal finances to determine the
amount you can afford to spend on a car and all the associated expenses.
Once you've established your budget, decide the features you
need and prefer the car to have. Make a list of the features you absolutely
need, as well as a wish list for items you would like but could do without.
Then search online to come up with a list of vehicles that meet your criteria and
satisfy your budget. Refer to car buying guides like Kelly Blue Book and
Edmunds to better understand the values of the different cars. By knowing what you're shopping for, you'll
feel less overwhelmed when you hit the lot and actually leave with what you
Look at new and used
Depending on your budget, consider both new and used cars as
viable options. If you want a new car that fits into your budget, buy a
slightly used one. The value of a new car depreciates once it leaves the lot,
so you can save some money by purchasing a pre-owned vehicle with low miles.
But, if you are planning on keeping the car for the long haul, then purchasing
new can be a good investment and more realistic option. Have an open mind; look at new and used
vehicles, and calculate the price and ROI before making a purchase.
Don't buy from a
While you may find a cheap used car being marketed by a
private seller, this type of sale can be very risky. Private sellers are not
legally required to abide by the same laws and regulations as NJ Toyota dealers , so you risk getting
scammed. Not to mention, car dealers have trained technicians that do a full inspection
on pre-owned vehicles before they hit the lot, as well as offer warranties and protection
plans for further vehicle protection.
Consider the purchase
When looking at cars, consider the purchase price. Don't be
swayed by a low monthly payment. While an affordable monthly payment is
important, you need to look at the actual purchase price when buying a car. A
lower payment extended over a 72-month repayment cycle will cost you more in
the long run, so be sure to do the math. Also factor in any extra and hidden
costs, such as vehicle preparation, delivery fees, and taxes.
Do not forget the
The test drive is one of the most important parts of car
shopping. You can read all you want about a car on paper, but the test drive is
the only way to experience how it rides and assess its comfort and compatibility
with your needs. As the potential owner, you should be the one to test drive
the car. Don’t just go for a ride along with the dealer. If possible, have a
partner or close friend come with you, so they can their ears and eyes peeled
for things you may not notice. See how
the car feels while idling, accelerating, decelerating, stopping, and turning, and
also test it at both slow and fast speeds and on the various road conditions.
Don't let the car buying process spook you. For a pleasant
car buying experience, follow these tips.
To find your ideal vehicle at the best price, come by our new and used
car dealership at Route 22 in Springfield, NJ. We look forward to connecting
you to the perfect car for your needs, preferences, and budget.
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