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How to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Curious when it’s time to throw in the towel and buy a new car? At Green Dodge, we can help you pick a vehicle that fits your needs and have you happily driving home in no time. See below for our step-by-step buying process before starting your search for a new vehicle in Springfield!

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car is a hefty financial investment, so it’s essential to first ask yourself if you need a new car. Here are a few signs that will help you decide if it’s time to take the next step and start shopping for a new vehicle:

  1. You’re always going in for costly car repairs. There comes the point in which the car repairs cost more than getting a new car.
  2. You always have one eye on the dashboard to watch out for any signs your vehicle is malfunctioning again. You don’t trust your vehicle, and when you get in the driver’s seat, you wonder if you’ll make it home without a call to AAA®. It may be time to say goodbye to your vehicle if it’s constantly breaking down on the road.
  3. You were a bachelor when you bought your car, but now you’re married with a family. Upgrade your vehicle with one that has a lot of space and safety features, like one of our new SUVs.
  4. Is your car failing emissions tests? It can be costly to get it up and running again, and it may be better, in the long run, to opt for a new car.
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How to Find the Right Car For You

You’ve weighed your options and conclude that the time is right to start car shopping. First, set a budget for yourself. You can speak with someone from our finance center to find a financing option that is right for you. If you have bad credit, there’s no need to worry. Our financial advisors are willing to work with you to find a viable payment option. See below for the next steps in the buying process.

  • Consider what you need and want from your next vehicle. Do you need a lot of cargo space and safety features? Or do you want something speedy and compact with a high-tech entertainment system? Find vehicles with trim packages that match your needs and start your search online.
  • After you’ve considered your needs and researched which new cars fit your criteria, pick three that you like best. Check their specs and the cost that past car buyers paid for those vehicles. Then reach out to Green Dodge in Springfield with your top picks.

Explore Your New Car Options at Green Dodge

Ready to upgrade your ride? Now that you know how and when to buy a new car or even a gently used new-to-you model, we’re happy to help you find the perfect vehicle in our inventory! Contact us if you have any questions regarding our new vehicles for sale or are in need of more car buying tips. Apply for financing today, and get approved from the comfort of home!

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