Car shopping is not an easy task. You might drive from lot to lot and dealer to dealer looking for that perfect vehicle. After your first few stops, you become keenly aware of the vehicle that you are honing in on and that is how the process goes.
Some of us start out looking for a sedan yet decide that a crossover SUV is perhaps a better fit for our lifestyle and family makeup. No matter what you choose, 2 doors, 4 doors, hatchback, coupe, crossover, truck or full-size SUV one thing you need to do is learn how to save time when buying a vehicle.
The dealer you chose will matter, so make sure that the dealer you choose has more than one brand available, and has a full array of vehicles on site to look at! Let’s take a look at other ways that will help you save time when buying a vehicle.
How To Save Time When Buying A Vehicle
Many Brands, One Lot
My first suggestion is to head on over to a dealership that has more than one brand in its lot, like a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram dealer that will help you sort through all the types of vehicles you could possibly want. A dealership that offers multiple possibilities really helps to save you time because you can compare different vehicles without leaving a destination. You can compare trucks to Jeeps and you can look at different cars.
Stripped down or Loaded?
I also love when a dealer has multiple options of vehicles with different pricing, such a stripped down models (limited) to the fully tripped out models (with every possible option built in). When you walk the lot, you should be able to see Car A as compared to Car B. You might not have considered an amenity or add-on and once you see it you know you have to have it. Or… you might see it and then you will not be able to justify the cost for something as simple as a moon roof. The ability to see, feel and touch helps you to add-on or whittle down without regret.
Get Financing Done Online
Gone are the days of waiting to fill out a credit application and wait at the dealership to see if you are approved or not. Get pre-approved online and apply for financing online. You won’t believe how easy it is to do the applications online from the comfort of your home! Another bonus of filling out the applications at home is that you can actually pull any information you might not have handy while at the dealer.
Focusing on the application at home, allows you to focus on the purchase at the dealership. One caveat- do not fill out financing applications until you have narrowed down the vehicle and the dealership you want to work with.
SIMPLE, EASY & TIME SAVING
Finding a dealership that offers each of the options above will allow you to make a great decision on your vehicle and allow you to focus on the purchase rather than worrying about financing or having to search for other models of vehicles from dealership to dealership.