Santa Barbara Auto Group offers tips to help you save money on your next purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned luxury vehicle.
Purchasing or leasing a new car is an important decision with many factors to consider. There is an overabundance of options when it comes to brand, model, and package options that the experience can become overwhelming. In addition to choosing the vehicle, customers must choose the best financial plan to commit to which presents a whole other flood of options. So whether it is a new purchase or just time to trade in for a newer model, Santa Barbara Auto Group wants to offer you some tips on how to make the experience as easy as possible.
Research your Top Picks Beforehand
Before heading out to the dealership, it can be helpful to research the brands and models you might be interested in. Think about your daily driving habits and consider all of the factors that might be influential, such as: power, efficiency, safety, performance, safety, and functionality. Do you have a brand preference? Have you had a model that you loved and want to learn more about its updated version? It’s helpful to look over consumer choice lists in automotive journals like Motor Trend or Car and Driver, or safety reviews from institutions like the IIHS or NHTSA.
New or Used?
The next question to consider is whether you want to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle. If the model you’ve been looking into is out of your price range, it’s possible that it’s available at a more reasonable price pre-owned. All certified pre-owned vehicles undergo thorough testing to ensure they meet brand standards, so there is no reason to worry you’re buying an unreliable vehicle.
Consider Pricing and Incentives
Pricing and incentives is something you may want to consider prior to deciding whether you’re buying new or pre-owned. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we often provide sale, lease, and financing specials that may be significant enough to sway your decision. All of the information is available on our website so customers can compare prices online. Be sure to ask our sales representatives about available cash incentives and seasonal specials.
Take a Test Drive!
It would be naïve to commit to a vehicle that you’ve never driven. Once you’ve found the right car, ask to take it for a test drive. This will ensure you that the vehicle meets the power, control, and comfort requirements you need. It’s also a great time to ask questions about the vehicle’s performance, safety, and technology features.
At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to providing you an enjoyable purchasing experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will be happy to assist you through the process of finding and purchasing the luxury vehicle that best suits your lifestyle and preferences.
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.