Buying Your Next Vehicle

Arlington Nissan The Car Buying Process

How to Buy a New Car: The Team at Arlington Nissan is Here to Give You All the Information You Need to Know

We know that the car buying process can be stressful for some Palatine, IL area car shoppers.  It is only natural for folks to want to know how to go about the process in such a way that it becomes efficient and easy.  When you visit the team at Arlington Nissan, located at 1100 West Dundee Road in Arlington Heights, IL, you will find that we are always looking for ways to make shopping for a new vehicle simple and pleasant.  One of the ways we do that is by providing all of the information our customers need to make an educated decision about the purchase or lease of their next car, truck, or SUV.  Below is a guide to the car shopping process with tips from our sales team.

When is the Right Time?

Do I Need a New Car?

Are you currently wondering if it is time for you to buy a new vehicle? It is understandable that, before you head to our dealership from nearby Des Plaines, IL, you would want to make sure it is the right time for you to buy or lease a new car. How can you tell if it is the right time for a new vehicle? One of the ways you might be able to tell is to gauge your current ownership experience. If you own an older car that seems to be in the shop for auto repairs often, it might be time to look at something newer and more reliable. After all, the money you are sinking into repairing an old vehicle could be put toward something newer.

Even if you own a newer vehicle that is running perfectly fine, it still might be a good time to purchase or lease something different. There are often financing and leasing deals that could allow you to buy a new vehicle while maintaining, or even lowering, your monthly payment. The team at Arlington Nissan can help you explore those possibilities.

We have a huge inventory of new Nissan models, as well as used cars, trucks, and SUVs. In this massive selection, we may find the perfect fit for you and your budget. When you shop with our dealership, you can be ensured that we will do everything to find you the safe, reliable, and fun fit in our inventory that is right for you.

What to Consider?

How Do I Choose the Right Car for Me?

After you have determined that you need a new vehicle, the next step is figuring out what you want to buy or lease. While choosing a new car might seem simple in theory, there are many factors to take in consideration. For example, what body style works for you? Are you someone who will enjoy the performance aspects of a sedan? Do you need a family vehicle, like an SUV? There are many people who need a truck for their towing and hauling needs. In order to determine which type of car you should buy or lease, you will need to figure out what your lifestyle and budget demand.

The next question you will need to answer is whether you want to buy a new vehicle, or something from the used inventory. You may also want to consider the possibility of buying Certified Pre-Owned (CPO). There are many reasons why someone might choose new or used. Some of the reasons that a car shopper might want to buy a new car include:

  • A new vehicle has the latest technology and features
  • They have protection underneath the manufacturer's warranty
  • There are attractive financing and leasing specials associated with a new vehicle

While these are great advantages, there are many reasons why buying something from the pre-owned lot might be the best fit for you. Some of the perks of buying a used car, truck, or SUV include:

  • There is more variety in what you can choose
  • You can often get features and technology that are out of your budget with a new vehicle
  • The depreciation hit that occurs on a new car has usually already happened on a used car

Some folks decide that a CPO vehicle gets you some of the best of both worlds. For example, a Nissan CPO car, truck, or SUV comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and has also experienced most of its initial depreciation hit.

The sales team at Arlington Nissan can assist you with deciding which of these options is best suited for you. When you make the drive from nearby Schaumburg, IL, you can count on our sales staff to deliver you a sales experience that is focused on finding you the vehicle that is right for you without any pressure or gimmicks.

Unlike buying a vehicle from a private party, you can be assured that every used car on our lot has been through a complete examination by our service center. You will also have the advantage of all of the resources that our dealership provides when you choose us over a private seller. An example of this is the fact that most of our vehicles come with a complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

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What About My Current Vehicle?

Should I Trade in My Current Vehicle?

Do you currently have a car, truck, or SUV that you want to trade to our dealership as credit for the purchase or lease a new vehicle? For many folks, the trade of an existing car is crucial to making a new vehicle possible. The good news is that it is easy to trade your car at Arlington Nissan. We know that many of our customers lead busy lives, so we give folks the ability to find out the market value of their car from the comfort of their Elgin, IL home.

Customers who shop with us have access to our online Kelley Blue Book® (KBB) trade-in tool. This feature allows you to get the market value of your car, truck, or SUV by answering a few questions about it. Using this tool allows you to get your vehicle's value in a matter of minutes. Once you've completed using this tool, you can schedule a complimentary appraisal with our used car manager.

The used car manager will review the information you supplied us when they examine your car. You can use the value of your vehicle toward the purchase or lease of something in our new or used inventory. As always, our sales team is available to answer any of your questions.

Whats Your Car Worth?

How Should I Pay?

How Do I Want to Pay for My Next Vehicle?

One of the more important questions that all car shoppers will need to ask themselves is regrading how they are going to pay for their next car, truck, or SUV. When it comes to figuring out how you want to handle your car buying, you have three options:

  • Buy the vehicle outright
  • Finance it with an auto loan
  • Enter into a lease agreement

Drivers who want to pay cash for their next car will find that our finance center can make that an easy and simple transaction. Going with that method may not be the best option, however. Arlington Nissan often has financing promotions and lease specials that make an auto loan, or a Nissan lease, an attractive option. In the past, car shoppers have been treated to APRs as low as zero percent as well as lease payments under $200.

As for the decision whether to buy or lease, there are advantages to both options. The finance experts at Arlington Nissan are well-versed in both choices and can discuss them with you. After reviewing your driving habits and budget, our finance professionals can help you choose whether you are best served by financing or leasing your next vehicle. Some of the advantages of leasing include:

  • A low monthly payment on a new Nissan car, truck, or SUV
  • The chance to get behind the wheel of a new Nissan vehicle every few years
  • Protection with the manufacturer's warranty for the entire time you have the vehicle

Leasing is often thought as an option that only works for low mileage drivers. While many lessees tend to drive fewer than 15,000-miles a year, it doesn't mean that someone who drives more than that can't be served well by a Nissan lease.

There are still many people who find themselves in the position where an auto loan is the best option for their budget and lifestyle. Some of the perks of buying your next vehicle include:

  • Having equity when your auto loan is paid in full that can be used toward a new car
  • No need to be concerned with mileage limitations
  • The ability to personalize your vehicle

The next financing choice will be deciding whether you want to finance with a bank/credit union or through the dealership. Unlike your local lender, the finance center at Arlington Nissan has the benefit of finding you the best rate and term with several financial institutions. Since we send our lending partners a plethora of business, we can often secure better rates and terms for our customers.

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Get in Touch with the Arlington Nissan Team

The car shopping experience is always easier when you have a trusted resource on your side.  Contact the team at Arlington Nissan, in Arlington Heights, IL, today, so we can get you started on the path to a new car, truck, or SUV.