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Tips for a Successful Trip to the Dealership

Last updated 2 years ago

When looking to buy a new vehicle, a trip to your San Francisco-area dealership should be the first idea that comes to mind. However, before rushing out the door to buy a vehicle, there are some considerations everyone should keep in mind. Preparing for a trip to the dealer ensures that the time spent there is productive. This means finding the right vehicle quickly, exploring what options suit you, and often times driving home the same day in that vehicle. Consider the following before you head to the dealership:


Knowing what you want from a vehicle may seem relatively obvious, but needs vary from day to day, and everyone’s lifestyle is different. Some key aspects to think about are passenger and cargo room, power, handling, towing and hauling capability, off-road capability, fuel economy, environmental impact, cost to own, and appearance. Take time to think about the many possibilities and issues that may become present in the future, and come up with realistic needs for your vehicle. Once you have these needs in mind or written down, the dealership’s staff will help you determine which vehicles are best suitable to those needs.


When choosing between buying new or used, protection becomes especially important. New and certified pre-owned vehicles come with warranties, as well as options to add extra protection plans or extended warranties. This is a valuable asset to have, and is one of main benefits of buying a vehicle from a dealership. Decide ahead of time if the standard manufacturer warranties offer the peace of mind you need, or if you will want to invest in additional protection plans.


Determining how you will pay for a vehicle is the final step in the process. Financing is the most common way to pay for a vehicle. Take time to research vehicle financing, and learn how to make the most of it. Think about aspects such as which institution to finance through, the size of your down payment, and the terms of your ideal car loan.

Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Fiat of Concord will help you through the entire process of purchasing your next vehicle. Contact us at (866) 454-4860 for more information.


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