Feb 15

10 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Car

The car-buying process can seem overwhelming and many people don’t know where to start, especially if it is their first time buying their own car.  Edmunds.com recently published “10 Steps to Finding the Right Car for You”, and the step-by-step list breaks down the once daunting car-shopping experience in a way that allows even the most inexperienced car-buyer to tackle it.

Steps to Find the Perfect CarStep 1: Decide what kind of car you need – Do you need an SUV to haul the kids to soccer practice, or would a fuel-efficient compact be best to get you from A to B?

Step 2: What can you afford to spend? – This is one of the most important steps. Be sure to not spend outside your price realistic price range.

Step 3: Should you buy or lease? – Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of leasing versus buying.

Step 4: Consider every vehicle in the class – Don’t fall in love with the first car you test drive without at least researching other similar options.  A very similar car may offer more features.

Step 5: Consider all cost of ownership – These include insurance, gas, maintenance, etc.

Steps to Find the Perfect CarStep 6: Research- No longer are car-buyers expected to enter a dealership and ask for a brochure to learn about a car.  Utilize the extensive options offered online to research your next vehicle.

Steps 7, 8 and 9: Schedule a test drive, how to test drive and after the test drive. Click here for a breakdown of the test driving process.

Step 10: Prepare for the buying cycle – Edmunds.com offers a variety of links that will help you prepare for the leasing or purchasing of a new or used vehicle.

For more assistance during your car-buying process visit us today at Dan Pfeiffer Automotive in Byron Center, MI, or online at, http://www.pfeiffer84th.net/.

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