A Comprehensive Car Buying Guide

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For first-time car-buyers in Stephenville, the process can seem a bit intimidating. Do you know how to buy a new car? What about when to buy a new car? The team at Bayer Auto Group would love to take the anxiety out of car-buying for you and, hopefully, make the prospect of driving a new Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Brownwood exciting. Take a look at our tips on how to buy a new car and when to buy a new car, so you’ll feel confident when it’s time to contact us and start the car-shopping process. 

When to Buy a New Car

We understand why Brownwood drivers might be hesitant to buy a new car. It’s a big financial commitment, and you might wonder just how many miles you can squeeze out of your old car. Here are some signs that it’s time to part ways with your old car:

  • Paying for expensive repairs: If you’re reaching a point where maintaining and repairing your old car is a similar cost to a monthly payment on a new car, that’s when it’s time to buy a new car. 
  • Failing emissions tests: Like pricey repairs, the money you invest to keep your car in shape to pass inspections might be better spent on a new car. 
  • Feeling unsafe: This is very straightforward. If you feel like your car is a hazard on Abilene streets, it’s time.
  • Lifestyle change: If you’re adding to a young family or a new empty-nester, your old vehicle might not fit your lifestyle anymore.

How to Buy a New Car

  1. Set a budget. If you need help, contact our finance center. This should include deciding if leasing or buying is better for you. 
  2. Narrow your search based on your driving habits, cargo and seating space requirements, technology needs, and safety features. Search for a car based on these needs and narrow it down to three models. 
  3. Research your top three through sources like Edmund’s and Kelley Blue Book. 
  4. Schedule test drives to experience your choices first-hand. 
  5. Once you know which model you prefer, contact your local dealerships and request price quotes. You should also research what other shoppers in your area have paid. 
  6. Consider how big sales weekends or holidays like Presidents Day or Black Friday might affect prices and time your purchase with the sales. 

New Car Expenses

In addition to the price you’ll negotiate with your dealer, plan to have these new car expenses:

  • New Car Sales Tax: This tax is non-negotiable and is typically added to your car loan amount.
  • Interest Rate: This will be based on your credit score and including in your monthly loan payments. 
  • Trade-in Value: If you currently own a car, you can apply its trade-in value to the price of your new car. Our value your trade tool will give you an estimate of this amount. 

Save on Your Next New Car at Bayer Auto Group

At Bayer Auto Group we aim to make it affordable for you to buy a new car in Comanche. Shop our new vehicle specials, then get a great auto loan rate when you apply for financing with us.

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