First Car Buying Tips

October 26th, 2020 by

Tips on shopping for your first car in Whittier, CA

Looking to purchase your first car? This exciting, age-old rite of passage is one that won’t soon be forgotten. To help you in the process, we recommend the following tips for first-time car buyers.

First Car Buying Tips near Whittier
Budget

One of the first things to do when preparing to buy a car for the first time is to set a budget….and then stick to it! Be sure to consider your monthly expenses and which features you truly need from a vehicle.

With your budget set, you can start looking for cars in your price range that meet all your needs. Our new, used, and bargain inventory have vehicles that will fit any budget!

Research

With your budget set, you can start figuring out what kind of car is right just for you. With so many options available, be sure to consider different makes, models, and trim levels to find your vehicle.

Also consider the different situations you will be in when determining type of vehicle. How you answer questions such as the below will help you decide which vehicle will best fit your lifestyle.

Transporting around your favorite four-legged friend? You may want to consider a pet-friendly SUV with comfort and roominess.
Driving in any ice or snow or other adverse conditions? In that case, you may want to look into an all-wheel drive pickup truck or SUV with tall ground clearance.
Plan on going off-road? Think about a rugged, body-on-frame SUV or truck.
Do you have a long commute? Consider a fuel-efficient, comfortable car that’s loaded with the latest driver assistance safety features.
Dealership vs. Private Seller

Congrats, you’ve decided on which type of vehicle to purchase! Now, where to actually purchase it at – a car dealership or a private seller? Both have their benefits, but with a dealership you can take advantage of lease and financing options, paperwork assistance, and warranties.

Did you know all our used cars include a 90-day/3,000-mile warranty and 2 years of complimentary oil changes and tire rotations?

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