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Luxury Car Buying Tips from Santa Barbara Auto Group

2016-08-29T18:23:20+00:00August 29th, 2016|Certified Pre-Owned, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group, Specials|

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.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-682-2000
Email: sales@sbautogroup.com

Santa Barbara Auto Group Shares Three Simple Steps to a Better Car Buying Experience

2015-08-11T12:33:31+00:00August 11th, 2015|Certified Pre-Owned, New Vehicles, Santa Barbara Auto Group|

When it comes to purchasing a car, there are a few specific steps you can take to ensure the buying experience is convenient and easy.

Santa Barbara drivers have many choices for purchasing a new luxury car. For many, this process may seem overwhelming, but it shouldn’t be! There are a few simple steps drivers can take to simplify the car buying process and ensure they find the right car for them at the right price. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to making it easy to buy a car and offer customers these important steps to getting started:

  • Understand your financial position: Before buying a car, it is important to do a little research on your credit history so you have an idea of what your credit score is and what kind of financing options will be available to you. Before hitting the car lot, take the time to request a free credit report online. Some drivers may also take it a step further to get pre-approved by a bank or credit union before they ever begin shopping for a car. Many people prefer to take advantage of financing specials available through the dealership. No matter what route you take, it is helpful to have an idea of what your credit situation is before you go to close a deal so there are no last-minute surprises or disappointments.
  • Do your research online: Unless you are the kind of person who loves to scour lot after lot for the perfect car, you can save a lot of time searching for a new luxury car online. Santa Barbara Auto Group offers online access to their full inventory for all eight luxury brands. Customers can search by make, model, mileage, color and more to narrow down their options and review pricing, photos, performance specs, reviews and more without ever having to leave their home. Once you find the car that seems right for you, it is easy to schedule an appointment with a sale representative to come test-drive the vehicle and check it out in person.
  • Keep an open mind: Unless you have your heart set on one specific vehicle, you can generally get the best deal by keeping an open mind to all of you options. Research multiple makes and models and compare each one and try to be flexible about details like color or options. This way you have more choices available and are not locked into just one “perfect” car when other models may feature better pricing or financing incentives.

Now is a great time to find the right luxury car for your lifestyle at Santa Barbara Auto Group. Access a diverse inventory across eight premium brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and smart all in one place. Once you find the perfect car, all you have to do is come into the dealership to process the sale quickly and conveniently. Our friendly sales representatives are knowledgeable and experienced and are dedicated to providing the best car buying process in Santa Barbara.

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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.

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401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net