Understand the Details When You’re Car Shopping in Livonia, MI

Understand the Details When You’re Car Shopping

Lindsberg Pettway's Blog | Understand the Details When You’re Car Shopping

When you are shopping for a new or used vehicle, there are so many details to consider. Buying a car can be complicated if you are not prepared for all the different scenarios that can come into play. You have to be knowledgeable and ready for anything. This article will help provide you with some information that will allow you to buy your next vehicle knowing that you got the best deal possible. Keep reading to find easy tips for car buying success in the future.

  • Take a Test Drive Before You Buy - Never, ever skip the test drive when you are car shopping. You have to get behind the wheel of that car and see how it feels before committing to buying it. Make sure you try a variety of driving conditions, including surface streets and interstate driving. Do not forget to try pulling it into parking spaces and your garage.
  • Check the Car History Report – Ask us at the car dealership to show you a vehicle history report. We usually do this upfront without being asked. This can tell you if the vehicle has been in an accident or if it has been recalled. It can also show you what repairs have been done and when they were done so that you know exactly what you are buying.
  • Know the Car’s Market Value - Learn about the true market value of the car before making an offer. This way, we can all be on the same page and know it.
  • Have You’re Eye on the Vehicle You Want Before Hitting the Showroom – It’s good to have an idea of what you want before you step foot in a dealership. You can save yourself valuable time if you know what type of car will fit reasonably within your budget. Have a general idea of what you want and what does not interest you.
  • Choose Pre-Owned or Used? - Do not be turned off from a car because it is pre-owned. Most people would like nothing more than to buy a brand new, shiny car. But, is this really feasible for your financial situation? Many used cars are kept in amazing shape with low mileage and will not cost as much as a new car will.
  • Check Reviews Online Before You Sign - When buying a new car, check out reviews of the vehicle on the internet before coming to the dealership. If people have had bad experiences with the car you are thinking of buying, you might want to choose a different one. Most new car loans are for 6 years and you do not want to have problems with the car in that time frame.


If you find yourself shopping for a car, use these tips to help make your experience easy and fun. There are so many things to learn in life, and when it leads to a great experience, car buying or otherwise, it's worth it! Keep these ideas in mind as you head to the car lot and find the car of your dreams.

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