Lost are the days when you would spend an entire day at a dealership. When I bought my car last December we spent a total of 2 hours from start to finish.
Simple! I did my research before heading in. I used the Coachella car dealership’s website to my advantage.
So let’s get down to business: Having a plan is how you save time. Here’s what I’d do:
- Check financing options before searching for a car. If you aren’t sure of a payment amount, you can’t be sure of what you can afford. Use the drop-down for “finance” to achieve that. You can even apply and get pre-approved before going into a test drive.
- Look for specials. Whether you are purchasing (or leasing) a new or used car, there is always some sort of deal you can apply to your car. Check it out so you don’t miss out.
- You can also start work on valuing your trade-in before you head in. Click on that button to find out how to get started.
- Ready to choose a car or at least make a list of what you’d like to test drive? Not only can you do a search for a specific car, but you can also put in a max amount and see what you qualify for. Not just a make and model, but a real car they have on the lot. You can see it before you go.
See all the things you can get accomplished before heading over to the dealership? How awesome would it be if you walked in with a specific VIN (This is what I did!) and requested to test drive that car (or the closest thing to it just in case it sold)? You could be in and out pretty quickly. Good luck and happy shopping!