Steps to Buying a New Car Part 4
Continued from Part 3 – Series starts here…Steps to Buying a Car
I will assume that you have settled on the specific car you want to buy at this point and that you already went here Yahoo! Autos and got your FREE quotes. IT’S FREE, so if you did not get those 4 quotes go there NOW..Yahoo! Autos. I will wait for you the link will open in a new window. These steps to buying a new car are counting on using your 4 quotes.
OK, you have your 4 quotes so lets head out to the car dealer of your choice based on the pricing contained in your new car price quotes. Next in the steps to buying a new car is go to that dealer and start walking around the lot looking for the car you want to purchase. A car salesman will come out and greet you on the lot. They will go through their regular canned speech and introduction after which time you will tell them which car you are interested in buying. You can engage in casual conversation but don’t tell your salesperson about your quotes or the information you have gathered while doing your car buying research.
Steps to Buying a New Car – Test Drive
The next part is not rocket science so I will make it quick. Take the specific new car that you want to buy for a test drive. Test driving the actual car that you want to buy is important in the steps to buying a car. New cars are usually all the same, but there are times when cars can be slightly different so make sure you drive the car that you plan on buying. You car salesman may have a certain route that they use for test drives and that is fine, but only if you feel that you spent enough time with the car to make a decision to buy or not buy. If you think you need more time to be sure tell your car salesman that you want to drive farther or on a different road or highway. Remember, you are the one calling the shots. You are the car buyer so it is important that you are comfortable with the car and the car dealer experience before you go any farther in the car buying process.
Steps to Buying a New Car – Negotiation
Now it is time to get to the meat of the steps to buying a new car. Your car salesman will have you follow them to their desk and start working numbers. Let hem go through their canned speech and them pull out your quotes and let them know that you will buy the car at the price on the quote. They will probably have to go talk to the Sales Manager to get that approved, that’s fine let them do what they need to do. When they return they will honor the price quote and then proceed to how you are going to pay for the car.
Steps to Buying a New Car – Financing
Tell them than you have bank financing lined up and the interest rate is __% (whatever rate the bank gave you earlier). Let them know that you would finance with them if they can give you a better rate. They will probably have you in to the Finance Office and talk with a Finance Manager (F&I Manager). The finance manger will run your credit and try to sell you on financing with them. If they agree to beat your interest rate or at least meet the interest rate that is great and you can finance with them if you are comfortable with that. At this point in the car buying steps it is normal for the Finance Manager to present you with add on offers and other car dealer financing scams. You will have to make some yes or no choices at this point, but you should know that if you are interested in anything that they present to to you it is negotiable (regardless of what they say). An extended warranty is a great thing o have on a new car, but also a big money maker for the car dealer. You can go here now and get FREE Quotes at Smart Warranty so you can make a good decision.
Steps to Buying a New Car – Car Buying Paperwork
You finance manager will print out all your paperwork and contracts that you will need to sign. In the steps to buying a new car this is probably one of the easiest areas to make a mistake. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION…carefully read everything before you sign anything. Whether it takes 2 hours or 20 minutes you don’t care. Just take your time and anything is not perfectly clear and logical, have your finance manager explain it to you until it is clear to you. Everything on your paperwork should be clearly spelled out and be easy to understand if it is explained properly.
One thing that you may want to consider when you buy a new car is an extended warranty. You Finance Manager will do their best to sell you a warranty with your new car. However buying an extended warranty from the car dealer can generate an extra thousands dollars or more of profit that you are paying. You can get some FREE quotes for an extended warranty by clicking HERE….Smart Auto Warranty. Go there right now and get FREE warranty quotes that you can use to save a lot of money on a warranty. Smart Auto Warranty….Click here NOW!….It’s FREE and you will know the truth about warranty pricing. (free quotes for used cars too)
Steps to Buying a New Car – Spot Delivery
Alright, you are almost done, the only thing left is taking delivery of your new car. This the last of the steps to buying a new car is to take delivery. Taking delivery is the final step to car buying that legally makes the car yours. There are no returns after you take delivery of your new car by driving off the lot. So before you get in your new car and drive away from the car dealer you should look over you new car very carefully. Walk around the car and inspect everything. make sure there are no scratches, dents, dings, paint flaws, interior stains or anything that causes your new car to be less than perfect. If there any problems tell your car salesman that they need to be addressed before you take delivery. They will handle whatever it is in order to get you to take delivery.
Congratulations, You Have Completed the Steps to Buying a New Car
Your steps to buying a new car experience should have been smooth and you are the proud owner of a new car. If you do not have a smooth car buying experience you should be ready to get up and leave at any time throughout the process. If they get up and let you leave without catering to your requests you don’t really want to do business with them anyway. Any car dealer that supplies you with a quote through Yahoo! Autos should honor their price quote without question. After that you need to be alert and comfortable with the way your car buying experience moves forward to avoid any car dealer scams.
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