5 Simple Steps to Buying Your First New Car

As with all aspects of life, having access to reliable transportation makes a huge difference in your day-to-day activities. At Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia, we know that owning a car that is both reliable and stylish is important to many North Carolina commuters and that is why we continue to stock our inventory full of new Hyundai SUV and sedan models. However, buying a new car can be a daunting task, especially for those of us that have never purchased a new vehicle. Today, our Hyundai sales team is ready to share a few tips for making the most of your first time new car purchase. Whether you are a first-time new car buyer or a seasoned expert, following these steps when approaching a new Hyundai lease or purchase can save you time and frustration.

  1. Decide on a budget. You know your financial obligations, and setting a firm budget for your transportation is an excellent way to ensure that you can continue to make all of your payments on time and in full. Not only can setting a practical budget help you build credit, but you can also enjoy driving your new Hyundai for the long haul without fear of repossession.
  2. Discover whether you are suited for a new car loan or lease. Some people enjoy the new car smell that comes from trading up every few years, while others prefer to purchase and customize a new model. There are also financial differences to take into consideration when deciding between an auto loan or lease. Speak with a knowledgeable Hyundai finance representative about the options available to you so you can make an informed decision.
  3. Explore trim levels to select the one that best suits your needs. Trim levels provide variations within each model’s lineup. If you are happy with the standard features of a base trim level, you may not need to look any further to select your favorite model. However, higher trim levels provide a plethora of technology, design, performance, and safety innovations that can also improve your overall driving experience. Our Hyundai sales team can help you select the features that best match what you hope to get from your new vehicle purchase.
  4. Schedule a test drive of your favorite Hyundai car(s). After you’ve narrowed your options to one or two similar models, we invite you to schedule your private Hyundai test drive to get a true feel for the handling, performance, comfort and capability of the models in our lineup. This allows you to experience your potential new car firsthand before you make your final decision.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions before you sign. An informed decision is an empowered one, and here at Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia, we aim to help you understand exactly what you’re getting when you purchase or lease a new Hyundai from our dealership. We want you to be satisfied with your car for as long as you plan to drive it, and that stems from helping you select the correct model for your budget and transportation profile. Ask us your questions today!

Are you ready to find your ideal new Hyundai sedan or SUV? Visit us here at Keith Hawthorne Hyundai of Gastonia to explore our bold inventory, speak with a finance representative, or schedule your new car test drive. We look forward to learning about your specific transportation needs and budget so that we can help guide you to a vehicle that will keep you happy for the long haul. Stop by our Gastonia Hyundai dealership today!

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