How to Buy a New Car

Driving a 2021 Mazda CX-30

If you’re buying a new car for the first time, you probably have lots of questions. Although this is an exciting time, learning how to buy a car can be a bit overwhelming — so we’ve put together this guide to help you out along the way. We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • Knowing when to buy a new car
  • Finding a good price for your first car
  • Using online buying tools for a faster purchase

We’re here to make sure that you find a new vehicle that meets your needs, matches your style, and fits your budget. As always, don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions about how car financing works!

When to Buy a New Car

Buying a new car to replace your current car is a big investment. That’s why knowing when to buy a new car — and when to hold off — is key. It may be time for a new ride if:

  1. The cost of repairing your current car is higher than the monthly payment amount that you’d pay for a new car.
  2. Mechanical issues with your current car are putting your safety at risk.
  3. Your car no longer needs your needs in terms of interior space or capability.
  4. Your car is consistently failing emissions tests.

Finding a Car that Fits Your Budget

It’s not always easy to know if you’re getting a good price for your first car when you’re new to the car-buying process — but finding the best price can be a challenge even if this is your second or third car! Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  1. Be sure to examine every possible option! If you start shopping with a specific type of car in mind, you may miss out on others that meet your needs at a lower price. Use our Vehicle Finder Service to make sure you fully explore our inventory.
  2. Narrow your search to the top three and make a close comparison of their safety ratings, reliability, standard features, and more. It’s also a good idea to take your top contenders for a test drive.
  3. Use our payment calculator to be sure that a vehicle is actually within your budget. This convenient tool allows you to adjust the monthly payment amount, down payment amount, and more to find a financial solution that works.
  4. Be aware of new vehicle specials at North Wales-area dealerships.

How Long Does it Take to Buy a Car?

When you’re busy with work and family, buying a car definitely sounds like a hassle. So, how long does it take to buy a car for the typical Lansdale driver? With North Penn Mazda Online Shopper, you can take care of almost everything from the comfort of your home! We offer online buying tools such as:

  • Value your Trade – Find out how much your trade-in vehicle is worth in minutes.
  • Financing Application – Fill out our secure online form to get pre-qualified for financing without setting foot in our dealership.
  • And more!

Discover Your New Car at North Penn Mazda in Colmar!

If you have any further questions about how to buy a new car or how to save more on your purchase, simply reach out to the finance department at North Penn Mazda. We’re committed to a no-pressure, no-hassle car-buying process — and helping you get behind the wheel of a new Mazda CX-30 that you love. Visit our dealership near Chalfont today!


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