How to Buy a New Car

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Are you browsing new sedans, SUVs, or pickups for sale near Blackfoot? If you’re like many Pocatello-area drivers, you may feel uncertain about when to buy a new car. Figuring out the best solution for your budget can be complicated, especially when an older car is costing you lots of money in repairs. The auto finance experts at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge are happy to help you navigate auto insurance, lease and finance deals, and more! Keep reading for our tips on how to buy a new car that matches your needs and budget just right.


When to Buy a New Car

Purchasing a new car is undoubtedly a major decision that will impact your finances for some time. So how do you know when to hold off and keep your current car a little longer — and when to go for it? We’ve compiled an outline of factors to keep in mind as you make that call:

  • Repairs — Finding out how much your current car is costing you in repairs may tell you when to buy a new car. Add up your repair costs over the past year and divide the total by 12. If the amount is more than what you’d be willing to pay every month on a lease or financing plan, a new car is actually better for your budget!
  • Safety — Don’t compromise on your safety. Even if it means taking a step down in terms of tech and amenities, driving a car that makes you feel unsafe on the road isn’t worth the risk. Every used car for sale on our Idaho Falls lot is inspected by certified technicians to ensure that it’s safe to drive!
  • Needs — Even if your car is still in good condition, your driving needs may have changed. Whether you recently moved to a new climate, got a new job in Rexburg, or started a family, it might be time to update your car to match your lifestyle.
  • Emissions — If your current car routinely fails emissions tests, your repair costs will only continue to add up. A new or certified pre-owned vehicle will require refreshingly little service!

How to Buy a New Car to Fit Your Needs and Budget

The market is crowded with great vehicles, so it’s important to set some parameters before you begin your search. Set a firm budget, decide how much space you need for passengers and cargo, and make a shortlist of features you don’t want to go without. Then follow these steps to narrow your search:

  1. Research — Search for vehicles by class at multiple auto review sites. Make a list of models with high ratings and reviews that fit your budget.
  2. Top Three — Choose the three models that best meet your criteria for day-to-day practicality.
  3. Find the One — Now that you have three models that all match your needs and budget, you can compare trim lineups to see which one offers more of your favorite features without an upgrade. Or simply choose the one that best reflects your personal style!
  4. Consult the Experts — Auto financing experts at a certified Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge dealership can help you find a vehicle that has everything you need— at a great price.

Find the Perfect New Car in Idaho Falls 

The team at Ron Sayer's Chrysler Jeep Dodge are here to help you find an amazing deal on your next vehicle! Whether you;re looking for a new model, certified pre-owned model, or great value under 10k, we have plenty of choices in our extensive inventory. Apply for financing online to get started today, or contact us to learn more about buying vs. leasing Got further questions, like about an extended warranty? We’d love to answer whatever you’ve got!

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