You are ready to purchase a car. You have done your research and you know which car you want. You are ready to go to the car dealership to start the test drive and buy your perfect car.
Before going to the car dealership, call them. You will want to see if the car you saw online at their website is available still. Sometimes, the dealership’s website can lag behind the actual inventory on the lot. The car might also be at one of the other dealerships own by the same company.
If you are bringing your children with you, be sure to let the dealership know. Ask them to have the car ready for test drive. Some dealers can have cars stored off the lot and it can take a half hour or more to get the car ready. This will save you time time and frustration.
If it is possible, try to have the whole family along. You will be spending a lot of time in the car over the next few years. You will be able to see how everyone fits in the car and if it has the space you need. Can everyone get into the vehicle easily? Does the car sear fit properly? Does it have the latch system?
Also, depending on the age of your kids, they will tell you in brutal honesty what they think of the car.
Remember to bring everything you need with you like your drivers license, car insurance and if you already have been approved for a loan from your bank or credit union. Also, if you have other quotes from other dealerships, be sure to bring that along as well.
Does the vehicle come with a spare tire? Many of the new vehicles are not coming with a tire, but instead it comes with a tire repair kit. If this does not seem like a good idea to you, talk to the salesperson. Can you get a spare? Will there be a spot to hold it?
Once you have decided that you want the car, tell the salesperson that you want to finish the deal quickly. On a weekday, it should be faster. On a Saturday, it can be a long day.
Expect to take at least a half of an hour to sign the documents. Do not hesitate to ask questions and make sure everything makes sense to you. This is your vehicle, your money and you life.
You will be asked about the add-ons during this time. You should know which ones you want. Make sure you are aware of which ones will be good for your life and is worth the extra on the loan. Be sure to ask questions and know all of the answers before deciding on products.
You should be able to take possession of your new car soon.