Deciding to buy a car is exciting. There are also plenty of factors to consider when you begin the process. To help you get started, New Holland Auto Group has put together this used-car-buying guide for New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz, PA, drivers.We hope that it helps you through the car-buying process. 


Step One: Make a Budget 

The first thing you need to do is make a budget. You'll need to consider your monthly payments and the overall cost of the vehicle. However, budgets go beyond just the monthly car payments. With a car, you may also need to consider insurance, gas, repairs, and parking costs. 

Most people opt for financing, which you can do through our dealership. Regardless of the path you choose, having an estimate of what you can afford per month will help narrow down your vehicle options and keep you on a good financial track. 

A good rule of thumb when making a budget is to make sure your total auto expenses aren't more than 20% of your monthly take-home pay. 

Step Two: Figure Out the Type of Vehicle You Need

The next step is to figure out the type of car you need. Are you someone who tows a lot for work or fun? Maybe a truck is a good option for you. Do you want room for the whole family or a good amount of cargo space? Perhaps an SUV is the right choice. Making a list of must-have features can help you stay on track while looking at all of the used cars available within your budget. 

Step Three: Start Looking for a Vehicle

Time to start your research! You can typically look at online inventory or explorer in person at various dealerships to find plenty of used cars-our dealership included. 

We have plenty of used and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from. Our CPO vehicles have met specific manufacturer criteria and often come with limited warranties. 

At our dealership, we offer a look at our used and CPO cars on offer through our website. You can check out vehicle pages, explore vehicle histories, and even schedule a test drive. 

Step Four: Test Drive the Cars You're Interested In

Have a few cars you'd like to take out for a spin? Schedule test drives to see how they feel. Whether or not you enjoy driving a vehicle matters because you should enjoy getting into your car for your daily drives.A test drive is also a good way in which to test various features, like the AC or the radio, to make sure everything is working properly. This is a good way to test the car's overall condition.  

Step Five: Apply for Financing

If you've found a vehicle you like, it's time to apply for financing. Our dealership has an on-site finance center,where you can meet with a team member and go over all of your options. 

As mentioned above, you can also apply for financing online ahead of time, so you have an idea of your options before you come by for a test drive.

Step Six: Negotiate a Deal and Finalize It

Time to negotiate your deal. You can do some research to discover what options you have and find the one that best fits your budget. If both parties agree on a particular estimate, go over the paperwork and finalize the deal. Then, all that's left is to drive away in your car!

Find Your Next Car

We at New Holland Auto Group have plenty of certified pre-owned vehicles and used cars for you to choose from. Our team is happy to work with drivers from New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz, PA, and get them behind the wheel of their favorite used car.

Contact us to get started today. 

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New Holland Auto Group

508 W Main St
Directions New Holland, PA 17557

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