Tips for Buying Your First Car
Here at Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and FIAT, we’ve got a fantastic selection of both new and pre-owned models for sale. For many of us, this is a time in our lives when we may be graduating from college and getting our first full-time jobs, which means that it’s time to buy our first car.
We understand that buying your first car can seem like a daunting process, so to help you out we’ve compiled some helpful first-time car buying tips.
The first thing we recommend doing when shopping for any car, especially your first one, is to establish a realistic budget and figure out how much you can spend monthly on a vehicle. You’ll need to factor in all your current living expenses such as rent or mortgage, health insurance, spending money, and groceries. Once you’ve figured out what you can afford, you can start looking at models that fit within that price range. You’ll also most likely finance your car and pay it off monthly, so go one step further and figure out what your monthly allowance is.
Once you know what you can afford, it’s time for the fun part. Make a list of what you need your car for and what you want in a vehicle. Be realistic about the next few years as well. While a sporty coupe might be enticing, think about practical needs like a growing family. It’s also essential to find features that you like and can enjoy. Perhaps you want a more powerful engine, something that can take you on road trips, or a car that has tech features like Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few options, head on down to 100 W Coliseum Blvd and take a test drive so you can experience what it’s like behind the wheel. We’re here to help you find a model that fits within your budget. Speak to one of our friendly sales staff today about options and financing.