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5525 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Directions Chamblee, GA 30341

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Do's and Don’ts of Car Buying | Chamblee GA | Serving Atlanta, Alpharetta & Gwinnett

The Do's and Don'ts of Car Buying

Buying a new car (or a car that’s new to you) can be a challenge, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. That’s why all of us at Curry Honda want to make sure that you’re equipped with the knowledge you need to confidently make a decision about a vehicle that fits your lifestyle and budget. Keep reading to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of buying a car.

1. Do Know Your Needs

In order to find the perfect vehicle for you, you'll want to start by selecting the type of vehicle that best suits your lifestyle. Deciding between a sedan, coupe, crossover, full-size SUV or truck will make this process easier.

2. Do Research

Once you've decided on the type of vehicle you want, make a list of what's important to you. Research different models that give you all the amenities and features that you want.

3. Do Know How Much You Can Afford

Creating a budget can be the hardest part of the process. You may have found the vehicle that fits you perfectly, but finding one that you can afford can be difficult. When purchasing a new vehicle, it's best to put about 20 percent down, limit the term to no more than 60 months and keep your monthly payment below 10 percent of your income. Plus, you'll want to make sure you consider the cost of maintenance because some cars cost more than others.

4. Don't Trade In A Car That's Worth Less Than You Owe On It

Negative equity can be a burden. The balance of your old loan may be consolidated into the new car's loan amount, meaning you could be paying the debt of two cars in one, big loan. Get ahead by researching what your trade may be worth before you buy.

5. Don't Rush Your Test-Drive

Take your time with the test-drive to make sure you actually enjoy the car instead of just enjoying the feeling of a new car or new car smell. Ask questions, play with the various features and look around the vehicle. Make sure the car has enough space for everything you need.

Interested in purchasing or leasing a new vehicle? Come visit us at our dealership at 5525 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Chamblee, GA 30341. We look forward to serving customers from Atlanta, Alpharetta and Gwinnett.