How to Buy a New Car

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Do you need a new car, but feel unsure that now is the right time? If that resonates with you, you’re definitely not alone. Many prospective car-buyers around Fairview struggle to find the right moment when to buy a new car. In this short guide, we’ll discuss when and how to buy a new car, and how Collinsville drivers can take advantage of some surprising savings.

When to Buy a New Car

Your current car needs repairs more often than it used to, but it still runs well enough most of the time. But when do the costs begin to outweigh the benefits? If you want to know when to buy a new car, you need a cost-benefit analysis. Consider whether the following “costs” apply to you:

  • Constant repairs. How often does your current car need significant repairs, and how much is it costing you? Divide your most recent yearly repair costs by 12 to see how much you’re paying per month.
  • Compromised safety. If you’ve ever felt unsafe on the road in Collinsville due to a persistent mechanical problem, it’s absolutely time for a new vehicle. If you’re concerned about costs, you can find a used vehicle that will do a much better job keeping you safe. All used cars for sale at Auffenberg Mazda have passed a thorough inspection by our certified technicians.
  • Life changes. Life changes like a growing family can mean a car you used to love is now highly inconvenient — in all the small ways that make a difference when you already have a lot to take care of. Many new car dealers offer Mazda lease and finance offers to help you access advanced features for less.
  • Emissions failures. A failed emissions test can mean a lot of things, but it always means repairs. A car that routinely fails yearly admissions tests is costing you a lot more than it should!
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Choosing the Right Car

If you’ve decided it’s time to check out some new car dealers, great! So what’s next? Before you start looking at models, be sure to set a budget. There are lots of ways to find a great price on the car you really want, so it’s important to be firm about how much you are willing to spend. After deciding on your budget, follow these steps for how to buy a new car:

  1. Research models. Visit multiple auto review websites and search for models by vehicle class.
  2. Narrow your search. Choose your top three options based on the practical features that you’ll need every day in St. Jacob, like cargo space and safety features.
  3. Find the right match. If the contest is between several models that meet your needs and budget, you can choose the one that fits your style, and offers the colors and fun features you like best.
  4. Speak with a financing department. Talk to financing experts at your local new car dealer to build a vehicle with the features you need at a great price.

Find the Perfect Mazda Model at Auffenberg Mazda

Ready to find a new Mazda at a new car dealer near you? Whether you’re interested in quality pre-owned models or a new Mazda for sale in O'Fallon, you can browse our extensive inventory online. Contact us for details about trim levels, feature options, and pricing for your favorite Mazda models. Collinsville drivers can take advantage of our special offers, and we’re happy to work with you on a custom lease or finance deal that fits your budget so you can drive home to St. Jacob in a car you love.

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