How to Prepare to Shop for a New or Used Car



Car buying is incredibly intimidating.  There is a lot of unknown factors at play about what one should or shouldn’t know or have done before setting foot inside of a dealership.  Here is some advice that we have on what someone should do before they come into purchase a vehicle.

  • Know your credit score:

It is important to know what that number is, because that number is the determinate of many things.  You need to know if that score is low or not, don’t just guess about it.  This is also a good time to go through that credit report to find out if there is any misreporting that you can take action in correcting.  By getting this information removed, you may be able to get your credit score up at a vital moment before buying.

  • Have a Down Payment Ready:

Being able to put money down is going to benefit you.  If you have the money to put down, it increases your chances of approval and may get you a better interest rate.

  • Know your options:

Research the dealership and know the price range of the vehicle type you are looking for.  Many, like Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, have websites that let you browse their new and used selection.  As long as you have an idea of what kind of vehicle you need, you can see the price range of options.  Bear in mind that while you might have the perfect vehicle picked out online, it may be different once you see it and take it for a test drive.  Have an idea of what you want, but be ready to change it.

At Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we want to help you make your dream of owning a great car a reality, and we will work with you to find the right car to fit your needs. You can get pre-approval, check out our monthly specials, and shop our online inventory by make, model, and year. Click here to visit our website today, or stop by and visit us in person at 21219 Northern Blvd in Bayside, NY. You can also get our latest deals and news by following Bayside on Twitter and Facebook and subscribing to our YouTube channel!

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