Choosing your next vehicle is an exciting but daunting experience. Whether you're looking for a car that's brand new or just new to you, there's a lot to think about before signing the papers to make a car, truck, or van yours. That's why we've created this handy guide with some quick tips to help you know what to look for when deciding how to choose a new or used vehicle.
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Finding the Right Car for You
If you've never bought a new vehicle, it's tough to know where to start. How are you supposed to know what you want? Which features are better than others? Instead of getting overwhelmed, you can ask yourself the following questions to narrow down your search. Then, follow the steps to pinpointing your next vehicle.
What are your needs?
This question can cover a broad range, but with so many options out there, it can really help you pinpoint the type of vehicle you're searching for. If you have a short daily commute, you might consider a hybrid or electric vehicle to save on fuel and get you where you need to go with low or zero emissions. Maybe you take frequent road trips; in that case, a roomy cargo area and convenience features are key. Write down details such as how many passengers you'll be hauling, which features are a must-have, and whether you're planning to use the vehicle for towing.
What's your budget?
Budget alone will help you answer several questions, such as new vs. used or lease vs. purchase. Determine how much you have for a down payment and the cost of your monthly payments, than narrow your search based on those factors. There's no use in finding your dream car that's way out of your budget, but with the right financing or budgeting, you can certainly come close. Remember, too, that trading in a current vehicle should factor into your budget and can greatly reduce the cost.
Should you lease or buy?
The answer to this question depends on your budget and preferences. Leasing is a great option if you like the latest technology and plan to switch out for a new vehicle again soon, while purchasing offers the benefit of ownership and fewer restrictions. If you aren't sure, you can take a look at our available financing and lease options for more detailed information.
Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, it's time for the most fun part: the test drive! Test driving can help you rule out an option you thought you wanted and will help you feel more confident in making your final decision. A helpful sales associate can make the difference and will be able to show off all the features and details that you might be seeking in your next vehicle.
Find Your Next Vehicle at Redwood City INFINITI
When you're ready to start your search, come visit us at Redwood City INFINITI! Along with all the newest INFINITI vehicles, you can also find a great selection of pre-owned vehicles that are sure to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and get started on your search.