Tips for the First Time Car Buyer

Posted: Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Take the following steps if you’re buying a car for the first time:

  • Make a list of necessary features and specs.
  • Figure out how much money you can spend on the car.
  • Visit a dealership and take multiple models for a test drive.
  • See how happy other buyers are with their cars.
  • Find financing for your new or used vehicle.

Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure to explore this guide for first time buyers.

Questions to Ask Before You Visit a Dealership

Ask yourself these questions to ensure you get a great car at a fair price:

  • What kind of car is best for my needs? – If you have a large family, a three-row SUV or a minivan is going to be better than a small sedan.
  • Some popular car buying apps can help streamline your car shopping research.
  • How much can I afford to spend? – Calculate your car buying budget to see how much you can pay on a monthly basis.
  • What is my credit score? – Your credit score is a big factor in the financing process. If you turn to a financing source like Green Light Auto Credit, we can help you figure out how your credit score affects how much you pay.

Once you’ve asked yourself those questions, its time to visit a dealership.

What to Look for When You Buy

While you can purchase from a private seller, it leaves you open to a number of risks. Choose a local dealership with a solid reputation then follow these steps:

  • Test drive the vehicle you’re interested in.
  • Check online and see if other people who recently bought the car are happy with it.
  • If you’re shopping for used cars, ask for a Carfax report. The car might have an accident or repair issues in its history.

Once you’ve found the perfect vehicle, turn to Green Light Auto Credit for financing.

Where Can I Turn for Financing Options?

Green Light Auto Credit knows it’s important to stay informed when buying your first car. That’s why we strive to help our customers understand every part of the buying process. In addition, we offer the following advantages over other sources of financing:

If you have any questions, contact us now at 800-200-5551.