Do's and Don'ts of Buying a New Car | Greenville SC | Serving Spartanburg, Anderson and the Upstate

Buying a new car can be both an enjoyable and rewarding process. Finding out about all the different options you have when it comes to body style and added features helps to keep the journey interesting. However, this variety may be overwhelming at times, and conflicting advice from friends and family sometimes makes things more confusing.

That's why we've made this list of basic do's and don'ts when it comes to buying a new car. Following these steps will help you clear away some of the confusion surrounding the process, making it as enjoyable and exciting as it was meant to be!

The Do's and Don'ts of Car Buying

1. Do Know Your Needs

In order to find the perfect vehicle for you, you'll want to start by selecting the type of vehicle that best suits your lifestyle; convertible, minivan, sedan, coupe, compact car, etc.

2. Do Research

Once you've decided on the type of vehicle you want, make a list of what's important to you. Research various models and makes that give you all the amenities and features that you want.

3. Do Know How Much You Can Afford

Creating a budget can be the hardest part. You may have found the vehicle that fits you perfectly, but finding one in your price range can be difficult. When purchasing a new vehicle, it's best to put about 20 percent down, limit the term to no more than 60 months and keep your monthly payment below 10 percent of your income. Plus, you'll want to make sure you consider the cost of maintenance. Some cars cost more than others.

4. Don't Trade In A Car That's Worth Less Than You Owe On It

Negative equity can be a burden. The balance of your old loan may be consolidated into the new car's loan amount, meaning you could be paying the debt of two cars in one, big loan. Get ahead by researching what your trade may be worth.

5. Don't Rush Your Test-Drive

Take your time with the test-drive to make sure you actually enjoy the car instead of just enjoying the feeling of a new car. Ask questions, play with the various features and look around the vehicle. Make sure the car has enough space for everything you need.

Interested in purchasing or leasing a new vehicle? If you've read this far, you must be ready! We've got a large variety for you to choose from, so come visit us at Audi Greenville at 200 Duvall Dr, Greenville, SC 29607 for a test-drive. We proudly serve customers from Spartanburg, Anderson and throughout the Upstate!

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