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Car Buying Tips


Buying a new car can be an exciting and intimidating process, especially if you’ve never done it before or haven’t done it lately. The auto industry has changed a lot over the years but the buying process and stops you take to purchase one have stayed the same. If you’re looking for a new car and want to ensure that you get the best deal and the right vehicle for your specific driving needs, you’re in the right place. The following information will help you learn the top five steps to buying a new car and some important tips that will help you get behind the wheel of a car you can afford and one you’ll want to drive.


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Top 5 Steps to Take When Buying a New Car


  1. Set Your Budget. The first thing you’ll want to do when you begin shopping for a new car is to set a budget. Once you’ve set your budget, stay within it and do not deviate from it. This way, you’ll be able to buy a new car that you can afford.
  2. Apply for Financing. After you’ve set your budget, you can then start shopping around for the car loan you’ll need to buy the vehicle you want to drive. Apply for new car financing and try to find the lowest interest rate you can afford as this will help make your new car more affordable and lower your monthly payment. Once you’ve been pre-approved for a new car loan, you can then start shopping for the car you want to buy.
  3. Do your Research. With your budget set and pre-approved financing taken care of, it’s now time to start doing your research to figure out what vehicle you want to buy and which car will fit your driving needs. With so many vehicles to choose from, it can be difficult to know which vehicle is right for you. The knowledgeable experts at Southside Dodge can help you find the right new car, crossover SUV or pickup truck.
  4. Test Drive the Car. Once you’ve picked a vehicle you want to drive, the next step is to book a test drive and take it out on the road to get a feel for how it drives and feels on the road. You don’t have to limit your test drives to just one vehicle, if you have a couple of vehicles you like, you’ll want to test drive them all to figure out which one is the best.
  5. Buy Your Car. The last step is to buy your new car, SUV or pickup truck. With all the other steps complete, you can now be confident in the vehicle you’re buying.


If you need help finding a new car, pickup truck or SUV in Red Deer, AB, please visit or contact us at Southside Dodge and we’ll be happy to assist you. We offer a large selection of new vehicles from Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and Ram, so you’ll have no problem finding the perfect and most affordable vehicle when shopping at our local dealership.


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