How to Buy a New Car

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Looking into buying a new car, but not sure where to start? We can help. Getting behind the wheel of a new vehicle can be exciting! So it’s important to make sure you’re making the best choice for you. Fortunately, Leman's Chevrolet City is here for you with tips on how and when to buy a new car.

We want to send you home to Decatur with a new vehicle that you’re proud to show off around town. Check out our guide below to figure when you should buy a car and how to start shopping — we make it easy for you to apply for financing online, too.

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car is a big financial step. The best place to start is by knowing whether it’s time to buy a new car. Here’s how you’ll know when the time is right:

  1. You constantly find yourself paying for expensive repairs, impacting both your wallet and your time. At some point, you’ll be paying more for repairs in a year than you would for a new car.
  2. You’ve felt unsafe driving your car. Need we say more? The last thing you want is to get in an accident, so if you’ve ever questioned your car’s safety, it’s time to say farewell.
  3. Perhaps you were a bachelor/bachelorette when you first bought your car, but now you find yourself married with a baby on the way! You may want to consider upgrading to a small SUVwith advanced safety features.
  4. Is your car failing emissions tests? Getting it up to snuff can be costly, and opting for a newer model may save you money in the long run.
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How to Find Your Ideal New Car

A great place to start once you decide it’s time to buy a new car is by setting a budget and sticking to it. If you find yourself having trouble, our finance team is here to help you find a budget and payment plan that works for your financial situation. Learn more about what comes next once you have your budget in place:

  1. Narrow your search. Consider your driving habits, cargo space requirements, and desired technology and safety features, then start searching for models that meet your needs.
  2. Pick your top three models, then research your top choices’ safety ratings, reliability, lifespan, etc. If you have the time, take a test drive in each model to learn how they handle on Springfield streets.
  3. When you’ve decided on a final choice, do a local search to see your dealership options and request price quotes, and be sure to research what other shoppers have paid.
  4. Take into consideration any big upcoming sale weekends or holidays that might come with really good deals, like Black Friday or Presidents Day.

Discover Your New Car at Leman's Chevrolet City in Bloomington!

Once you’ve decided on the new model of your dreams, make your way to Leman's Chevrolet City to find the right lease or loan payment plan for you. In addition, our rotating new vehicle specials will help you find a new car at a price you feel great about. Learn more when you visit Leman's Chevrolet City for a test drive in your favorite model. Contact us today with any questions.

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