Whether you've just graduated or saved up for your first new car, congratulations! Buying a new car, truck or SUV is an exciting event, but where do you start? Should you show up a dealership and start kicking tires and taking test-drives? That may be fun, but it could also be a frustrating and confusing way to buy your first car. A more strategic approach will likely result in a much more satisfying buying experience and a new vehicle you're going to be happy with.

Do you have questions about the car buying process? The team at Sunnyside Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram in McHenry, IL by phone at (815) 900-5920 to allow our team to walk you through buying your first car.

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1. Decide Between New or Used

The first step is to decide if you want to buy new or used. Buying a new car means you're the first person to drive a model fresh out of the factory, but they come with a much higher initial cost and down payment if you finance. Choosing a used car means you can get behind the wheel for less, but there may be greater maintenance cost, especially if the car is out of warranty.

2. Choose Your New Vehicle

Once you've decided on whether you want to buy new or used, we recommend you consider features like size, comfort, technology, and fuel efficiency. Key questions to ask yourself include:

  • Do you need the capability and cargo space that only an SUV can provide, or would you prefer to get behind the wheel of a sedan or a pickup truck?
  • Is the your new vehicle just for your commute or will you need it for a growing family?
  • Would you like the latest technology and comfort features or will you be satisfied with the base model?
  • Which exterior and interior options do you want? Is accessorizing or upgrading your car, truck, or SUV a priority?

3. Decide On A Payment Plan

Selecting a new or new-to-you model is exciting, but how do you want to pay for it? Most customers choose to either finance or lease their car, truck, or SUV. The experts at the auto finance center at Sunnyside Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, & Ram will help you find a payment plan that matches your budget and lifestyle.

4. Fill Out Our Auto Finance Application

You can even get pre-approved for a finance deal with our online application. Save time and avoid filling out paperwork at our dealership by starting your auto finance application online with us.

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5. Check Out Current Lease & Finance Incentives

Factory-direct incentives are the best option when you're looking to save on a new car, truck or SUV from our dealership in McHenry, IL. From special lease offers to cash back deals that can save thousands off the MSRP, special offers from the manufacturer can help you fit a vehicle or trim package into your budget that might have been out of reach.

6. Visit Sunnyside Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram 

Once you've found your next car, truck, or SUV, and you know how you're going to fit it into your monthly budget, it's time to get behind the wheel. Schedule an appointment through our test-drive form, or give us a call at (815) 900-5920 to get behind the wheel with the team at Sunnyside Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram in McHenry, IL today!

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