How to Buy a New Car

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Looking for the perfect new car to improve your commute from Anderson to Chico? Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to pick up some helpful tips, our guide on how to buy a new car will help you shop like an automotive expert! With our guide, you will be able to confidently embark on your car hunt and experience all of the excitement and none of the frustration. Many Red Bluff drivers visit our dealership with questions on how to buy a new car, like:

  • Can you buy a car without a license?
  • What to bring when buying a car?
  • Can you buy a car with a permit?
  • When to buy a new car?

Follow our comprehensive guide below to find these answers and to take your car shopping experience to a new level!

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new vehicle will require a sizable investment upfront and on a monthly basis for the duration of your purchase agreement. Knowing when to buy a new car can help you take the exciting plunge towards a new automobile. Here are a few signs it’s time to take the leap:

  1. Do you find yourself regularly waiting at the shop for expensive repairs to be done? At a certain point, the cost of your repairs will likely outweigh the price of a new vehicle.
  2. If you feel unsafe behind the wheel of your car, the time to upgrade is now. The last thing you want is to get in an accident due to an unreliable automobile.
  3. Has your lifestyle evolved since you bought your car? Maybe your family is growing or your hobbies have changed. You may want to upgrade to a family-friendly Pacifica or an adventure-ready Cherokee!
  4. If it is time to renew your license plate sticker, it can be costly if your ride isn’t passing emissions. Opting for a newer model with better features may actually save money in the long run!

How to Find Your Ideal New Car

Deciding you are ready for a new car and knowing where to start can be two very different things. If you are looking for a place to start, first set a budget. Our finance center can help you figure out what you can afford. After you determine your price range, following these steps will help you learn how to buy a new car with ease:

  1. Narrow your search. Be honest with yourself about your lifestyle and what you need. Maybe you need to upgrade your cargo space or find a model that can seat the whole family comfortably. Once you determine your needs, you can select from models that fit the criteria.
  2. Next, pick your top three models. Once you establish those, heavily research those models based on safety ratings, reliability, lifespan, features, etc. This can help you save time when you decide you want to test drive a few models.
  3. Once you have determined the vehicle at the top of your wishlist, do local research. Request price quotes and study what shoppers are paying for similar models in your area.
  4. Plan ahead. Are there any major holiday sales that can help you save? Black Friday and President’s Day often bring enormous savings. You can browse our new vehicle specials year-round to save even more!

Are you dealing with an unconventional situation? Wondering if you can buy a car without a license or with only a permit? Curious what you need to bring to the dealership if you are ready to buy? Contact us today to discuss the specifics of your situation and we can guide you to the best possible automotive solution available.

Once you complete the steps above, you are ready to visit our finance center in Redding to bring home your dream ride!

Discover Your New Car at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep FIAT in Redding!

We have tons of exciting and competitively priced models available at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep FIAT. Select from the new Jeep Compass or a new Gladiator truck if you have tough tasks to handle. Visit us in Redding for all of your automotive needs today!

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