How to Buy a New Car

Man Signing Document at Car Dealership

Are you tired of you current car and ready to get a new vehicle for your Parkersburg drives? Many car buyers are intimidated by the purchase process and the hours spent at car dealers trying to find the right model with a good deal. Shopping for a new car doesn’t have to be this overwhelming–follow our guide to the beginning steps of buying a new car, then rely on Land Rover Charleston near Huntington for more car buying tips today!

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car is a big financial step, so you want to make sure it’s the right time for you to purchase a new car. Some signs that it might be time to buy include:

  1. You constantly find yourself paying for more and more expensive repairs, impacting both your wallet and your time. At some point, you’ll be paying more for repairs in a year than you would for a new car.
  2. You’ve felt unsafe driving your car, or you don’t trust your car to make that drive into the city or that trip out of state. Need we say more? The last thing you want is to get in an accident, so if you’ve ever questioned your car’s safety, it’s time to say farewell.
  3. Perhaps you only needed to drive yourself around when you first bought your car, but now your family is growing and you need more space in your car. You may want to consider upgrading to a small SUV with advanced safety features.
  4. Is your car failing emissions tests? Getting it up to snuff can be costly, and opting for a newer model may save you money in the long run.
  5. If you are wondering what time of year to purchase a car, there are big holiday sales going on throughout the year, from Black Friday to President’s Day and more. However, make sure you are already at the point that getting a new car is right for you–in other words, don’t purchase a new car simply because there is a sale.
  6. If you know which car you want, you can typically get a lower purchase price when the car’s model year changes over. In other words, you can get a great price on a 2019 model when the 2020 model comes out, because the car dealership will want to sell as many 2019 models as they can.

How to Find Your Ideal New Car

Once you’ve decided that a new car is right for you, a good place to start is to set a budget and stick to it. Our finance center near Wheeling can help you find a budget and a payment plan that works. Next:

  1. Narrow your search based on your driving habits, cargo space requirements, passenger space needs, and desired features, then searching for models that fit those needs.
  2. Pick your top three models, then research your top choices’ safety ratings, reliability, lifespan, etc. If you have the time, take a test drive in each model to learn how they handle on Wheeling streets.
  3. When you’ve decided on a final choice, do a local search to see your dealership options and request price quotes, and be sure to research what other shoppers have paid.
2020 Land Rover Discovery on Rainy Road

Find Your Ideal New Car in Charleston

There are lots of great models in stock now at Land Rover Charleston, like the Discovery Sportand the Land Rover Range Rover. When you’re ready, contact us to ask about a specific model or set up a test drive. Our rotating new vehicle specials will help you find a new car at a price you feel great about. While you’re here, be sure to explore our other car buying tips, like our breakdown on all things related to liability insurance, as well as our service tips like how to wash a car properly!

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