Sunday, November 4, 2007

5 Car Buying Tips for First-time Car Buyers

Buying a new car for the first time can be an overwhelming experience or it can be very easy and alot of fun, depending on how you go about it. To make your first car buying experience easier we recommend you follow these 5 Easy Steps:

1. The first thing you need to decide before you begin your automobile research is whether you want a NEW CAR or a USED CAR. If you're on a tight budget, then buying a used car gets you the most vehicle for the least amount of money. Ultimately, the decision to buy new or used boils down to what you can afford and what will give you peace of mind.

2. DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET. If you don't already have one, create one. It will help you determine how much car you can afford. Don't forget vehicle-related costs outside of a new car payment, particularly insurance costs. Don't forget to include maintenance, gas, and taxes.

3. RESEARCH the TYPE OF VEHICLE you want to buy (car, truck, economy, sport, van, SUV, etc) and price several models and makes in several different styles. Price not only the cars you think you may enjoy driving, but other makes and models in others styles to get a feel for whether this is the right car for you or not. Narrow down the makes and models that FIT YOUR NEEDS by researching online and visit dealerships to get a closer look.

4. TEST DRIVE the vehicle you want to buy to make sure it meets all you needs. Once you've test driven the vehicle, you'll have a much better idea which of them might be the "right" new car for you. Usually, you'll be able to narrow down the choice to just one or two specific models that have the right combination of features/equipment, style and "feel" that works for you.

5. Once you find the right product, it's time to find the RIGHT DEALER. It's important to find a dealer you can trust to provide you with consistent, quality service after the sale. The purchase is a one day event, but you will need service for years to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tracy Myers is the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a Certified Master Dealer, the National Quality Dealer of the Year and one of top 28 dealerships in the Nation. He is also the author of "Eight Keys to a Better Car Deal" and the best selling book "Car Buying Secrets Exposed - The Dirty Little Secrets of a Used Car Dealer", both available at

Visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx on the internet at

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Release date: 10 May, 2007

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