Do's and Don’ts of Car Buying | Hendersonville NC | Near Asheville, Waynesville & Spartanburg

The Do's and Don'ts of Car Buying

Buying a new car is exciting, but don’t let that new car smell and up-to-date technology distract you from choosing the best vehicle for you. At Hunter Subaru, we want you to know the do’s and don’ts of buying a new car so you won’t make the common buying mistakes and miss out on the car that best fits your lifestyle. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Do Know Your Needs

In order to find the perfect vehicle for you, decide which type of vehicle is best for your lifestyle, whether that’s a convertible, minivan, sedan, coupe, compact car or other.

2. Do Research

Once you've chosen the type of vehicle you want, decide what's most important to you. Research makes and models that include the amenities and features that you’re looking for.

3. Do Know How Much You Can Afford

Creating a budget can be the most difficult aspect of car shopping. You may have found the car of your dreams, but finding one that you can afford can be challenging. When financing a new vehicle, it's best to put about 20 percent down, limit the term to no more than 60 months and keep your monthly payment under 10 percent of your income. In addition, don’t forget to consider the cost of maintenance as some cars cost more to service than others.

4. Don't Trade In A Car That's Worth Less Than You Owe On It

Negative equity can present a challenge. The balance of your old loan may be lumped together with the new car's loan amount, resulting in your paying off the debt of two cars combined. Research what your trade may be worth before you find yourself in this situation.

5. Don't Rush Your Test-Drive

Take your time with the test-drive to make sure that the car is actually a good fit for you, rather than getting caught up in the feeling of a new car. Ask questions, try the various features and inspect the vehicle. Make sure the car has enough room for all your needs.

Interested in purchasing or leasing a new vehicle? Come visit us at Hunter Subaru at 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791. We always look forward to serving our customers from Hendersonville, NC, and throughout Asheville, Waynesville and Spartanburg.

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