Having Nightmares about buying a New Car?

 Do you associate buying a new car with the equivalent of being chased by Freddy Krueger?

 

 Have no fear, your friends and family at CarsMark are here to help! As much as we love scary movies and Halloween- car buying should not be so scary! As a family owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience in the auto industry, we have gathered crucial tips to help you have a better car buying experience!

  1. Always start with your research first! For Instance, what you need and can afford.

  2. We recommend creating a budget to see what monthly payment you can afford. For example there is an easy to use template you can download Here!

            (Hint: Don’t forget to consider auto insurance)
  1. Next check your credit score! You can check and monitor your credit score for free at CreditKarma

  2. After that, gather the information needed by most Lenders

    • Drivers License
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Local Address
    • Employer Name, Number, and Supervisor
    • Monthly Gross Income
    • W2s & Paystubs
    • Do you rent or own your home?
    • Banking Information
    • Based on your credit score, will you need a co buyer?
  3. Look up different banks and lenders and find which will be best for you! Above all, this will help you see what type of loan you can get and how much down payment you may need.

    (Hint: Credit Karma will share what loans may be available to you)
  4. Narrow down what type of Features you need and want out of your new car

               Do you prefer manual or automatic transmission? How many seats do you need?

               Is gas mileage & fuel efficiency important to you? How many doors do you need?

               What type of features are important to you? 

     

    1. After you have done that, Call your insurance agency and request a quote for the vehicle you are considering purchasing

    1. Next visit CarsMark to browse our gently Used Sales Inventory

    2. Finally come in for you FREE Test Drive at 848 Robert Smalls Parkway Beaufort, SC 29906

     

    1. If for some reason you choose to find a car at another dealer, make sure they are a certified CarFax Dealer like we are at CarsMark! Always ask to see the CarFax!