When it comes to buying a new car, there are a few easy ways to prepare that will make the purchasing experience even easier.
For many people, buying a new car is an exciting experience. However, it can seem overwhelming at first when you begin to look at vehicles and compare models and prices. However, by taking time to research your top picks and understand your financial options, you can make the buying experience go even more smoothly. Best of all, our team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to making the buying experience simple and hassle-free so you can spend less time sitting in a sales office and more time on the road enjoying your new car.
At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we help hundreds of people find their perfect car every month. In our experience, there are a few tips we suggest to make your buying experience even easier:
The Internet is Your Friend
Before heading out to a dealership, it is often helpful to do some online research to determine what brands and models are your favorite. Every year, automakers update their model lines and introduce new vehicles so there is always something new to research. No matter what brand you prefer, there are many factors to consider including the kind of power, efficiency, performance, safety, technology, and functionality you need in a car. Take time to learn about the updated features on the newest models since they will be different that old models you may be more familiar with. It can also be helpful to review consumer choice lists from leading automotive journals or safety reviews from institutions such as the IIHS or NHTSA.
Consider Pricing and Model Year Options
Once you have narrowed down your preferences, it is important to consider whether you want a new or pre-owned vehicle. If the car you love is out of your price range, it may be possible to find a certified pre-owned model that you can afford. Certified pre-owned models are thoroughly tested and reviewed to ensure they meet brand standards and often come with comprehensive warranty options.
Whether you prefer a new or pre-owned model, it is important to research the pricing and incentives available on your favorite picks. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we provide sale, lease, and financing specials online so buyers can easily compare models and find the best price. Be sure to ask your sales person about available cash incentives and seasonal specials.
At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional buying experience. Once you find the car that is right for you, our friendly sales representatives will be happy to assist you through the buying process to provide information about the car, offer a test drive, consider the best incentives, financing, and sales options, and deliver the car to you with personalized attention. In addition to delivering the most sought-after luxury cars in the industry, we are dedicated to providing an equally sought-after premium buying experience.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.