On-the-hunt for a new car, truck, or SUV for sale near Metairie? Here at Leson Chevrolet, we want to help you learn not just how to buy your next car, but when to buy it. And, when you’re ready to buy, we will walk you through every step of the process from answering all your questions to helping you navigate the financing process and more. Learn all about how and when to buy a car, and then discover for yourself how we make car-buying affordable and easy at our new Chevy dealership in Metairie!
When to Buy a New Car
Buying a new car, truck, or SUV is certainly a financial commitment that feels weighty to some. So if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, you’re probably wondering if it’s better to take the plunge now or hold off. We understand why. It’s with that in mind that we’ve devised this list to help you weigh when to buy a new car vs. when to keep your current car:
Do you find yourself putting a lot of money into completing expensive repairs with increasing frequency? When the amount you start to pay for repairs per year is fast-encroaching what you’d pay for a new vehicle, or when your trade-in-value keeps plummeting, it’s a good time to buy a new car.
Have you felt unsafe driving your current vehicle? Whether for lack of the latest safety features and driver-assistance technologies or for major issues like steering issues, suspension issues that impact handling, or other major mechanical problems, if you feel unsafe in your car, it’s time to upgrade.
Did you buy your vehicle many years ago when your needs were different? Whether you decided a car like the Chevy Spark was ideal for you, and now you need a new compact SUV like the Chevy Equinox for your emerging family, or you’ve already done the compact SUV thing, and are now looking to upgrade to something with three rows of seating like the Chevy Tahoe, changing needs are a great reason to upgrade. Empty nester? Consider upgrading to a Chevy Camaro or Corvette just because!
Is your car failing emissions tests? If your vehicle is old and can no longer comply with the necessary safety and emissions laws for maintenance that your state requires, it’s most likely a good time to buy a new car.
How to Buy a New Car the Easy Way
“Okay”, you think to yourself. “It’s time to buy a new car. Where do I begin?” Here at Leson Chevrolet, our financing experts are happy to walk you through these kinds of questions. In the meantime, feel free to take advantage of our step-by-step guide on helpful next steps for you to take:
Refine your new vehicle search by honestly assessing how you drive, how much you drive, and where you drive. Think about your requirements for things like all-wheel-drive. Think about your cargo space requirements. Think about the kind of gas mileage vs. power you want. Think about the types of features and amenities you want. Once you’ve thought about all that, narrow your search down by body-style.
Pick three models that appeal to you, whether within the Chevy lineup or across brands. Next, do research your top choices’ safety ratings, reliability, pricing, unique selling points, and more. If you have the time, take a test drive in each model on Marrero streets before making any kind of buying decision.
When you’ve decided on a model you like, do a local search to see your dealership options and request price quotes. Don’t forget to look into what other customers have paid locally.
Take the timing of your purchase into consideration. Can it wait until a holiday like Black Friday or Presidents Day when sales are common? If so, holding out just a bit longer and shopping strategically could save you money. If not, come prepared with a good idea of what’s a fair price for the vehicle you’re interested in, and don’t forget to factor in your trade into the deal, too.
Once you’ve completed the above process, it’s time to head to your dealership of choice to start the official car buying process!
Find Your Next New Car at Leson Chevrolet near Wesbank!
Ready to buy the vehicle that best fits your life in or around Westbank or Metairie? Here at Leson Chevrolet, we are happy to help you out however possible! Check out our car-buying tips to help you make the most of your experience. Next, qualify for financing online and get your car’s true cash estimate to get a better idea of what you can afford. We can’t wait to start you on your car buying journey the right way! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions; we’re here to help.