Buying Your Next Vehicle

Arlington Acura in Palatine The Car Buying Process

How Do I Buy a New Car?  The Team at Arlington Acura in Palatine Has Some Helpful Tips

Have you ever wondered if you are shopping for your next vehicle in the most efficient manner?  We know that car buying is a huge decision.  No one wants to spend thousands of dollars on a car only to find out that it doesn't meet their needs.  Also, since many Arlington Heights, IL drivers are busy with their regular day-to-day, there is the interest in making the sales process as seamless and easy as possible.  At Arlington Acura in Palatine, located at 1275 East Dundee Road in Palatine, IL, we want to guide you through the journey of buying or leasing your next vehicle.  Below, we have some helpful tips that might assist you in your search for the best way to get behind the wheel of a new car.

When is the Right Time?

When is the Right Time to Shop for a New Car?

The first question many people need to ask themselves is whether it is the right time to be in the market for a new vehicle. There are many ways to discover whether now is the best time to be shopping for your next vehicle. Are you currently driving an older vehicle that is spending just as much time in the auto shop as it is on your daily commute to Buffalo Grove, IL? If you have a car that is causing you to question its reliability or safety, you should definitely start looking for a new vehicle.

Age and reliability aren’t the only reasons someone might want to buy a new car. Our dealership often has methods to get our customers into the driver's seat of a newer vehicle at the same monthly payment or lower. When you can get a new car and not increase your cost, that's a deal that you have to consider.

What to Consider?

What Should I Consider When I Start Looking for a New Vehicle?

Before you drive back to your Hoffman Estates, IL home in your new vehicle, you will need to make sure that you consider all the factors before you complete your purchase or lease. After all, you don't want to make the wrong decision when it comes to an investment like a new car. One of the first questions you'll need to ask is whether you want to buy new or used. Both options have their advantages. Some of the advantages of buying a new vehicle include:

  • Manufacturer's warranty coverage
  • The latest in features and technology
  • The availability of financing and lease specials

While these are all very attractive reasons to buy or lease something new, it doesn't mean that it is always the right fit for every driver. In fact, going with something from the pre-owned inventory is the best choice for some customers. Some of the perks of buying from the used inventory include:

  • A variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs from which to choose
  • The depreciation hit experience by new vehicles has already occurred
  • Used cars are often cheaper to insure

Another option you may want to consider is a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. Something from the CPO inventory has the best of both worlds. For example, a CPO Acura car or SUV comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, but doesn't experience the same depreciation as a new vehicle. Every CPO Acura vehicle comes with a benefits package that may intrigue the value-conscious car shopper.

When you choose to shop with the team at Arlington Acura in Palatine, you will find that we have a huge selection of new Acura models, including the Acura MDX, Acura RDX, Acura TLX, and Acura Integra. If you are shopping for a used car, truck, or SUV, you won't be disappointed by what we have to offer. Not only do we have CPO Acura vehicles in stock, we also have many top brands on our pre-owned lot, like Honda, Jeep, Nissan, Toyota, and Ford.

Choosing to buy from our dealership has many advantages over buying a vehicle from a private party. All of the used cars on our lot come with a free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, so you know the titling and maintenance history of the vehicle you are considering. We can also say that all of the pre-owned vehicles in our inventory have been examined completely by the factory-trained, Acura-certified service technicians on our staff.

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What About My Current Vehicle?

What's the Best Way to Trade in My Current Vehicle?

Do you have a vehicle that you need to trade if you are going to be able to afford something new? You are not alone. Many customers find themselves in the position of needing to trade in a car before they can achieve their dream of new car ownership. The good news is that the team at Arlington Acura in Palatine is here to make it as easy as possible. We know that trading in a car can lead to a lot of stress and anxiety in some drivers. We look to take out all of that emotion with our Kelley Blue Book® (KBB) trade-in tool.

KBB is a highly trusted and respected name in the automotive industry. Using this tool will give an accurate, fair market value for your car, truck, or SUV. The only thing required from you is to provide the tool with information it needs about your vehicle. Once all of that information is received, you can expect your results in a matter of a few minutes.

After you get your results, you can schedule a free appraisal with the used car manager at our dealership. They will verify all of the information on the KBB report. You can use the value of your vehicle toward the purchase or lease of your next car. Trading can be that easy when you come to Arlington Acura in Palatine.

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How Should I Pay?

How Should I Pay for My Vehicle?

One of the bigger questions looming over every car shopping experience for many customers is regarding how they should pay for their new car, truck, or SUV. It is a big decision, and not one to be taken lightly. When it comes to payment options, drivers have three choices:

  • Pay for the vehicle outright
  • Finance it with an auto loan
  • Enter an Acura lease agreement

Should you choose to pay for the vehicle with cash, our finance center will make sure that your transaction is handled with expediency and efficiency. It may not be your best option. You could keep your savings at their current level and enjoy one of the many financing and lease specials that we offer at our dealership. The finance professionals at Arlington Acura in Palatine can discuss these promotions with you, and help you determine which of them might apply to your situation. As for buying and leasing, our finance team can also help you determine which of those two choices is best for you.

An Acura lease has many great perks. It is one of the reasons that leasing has become so popular with customers over the last several years. Some of the benefits of entering a lease agreement include:

  • A low monthly payment on a new Acura model
  • Being able to get into the driver's seat of a new car every few years with the last technology and features.
  • Coverage underneath the manufacturer's warranty for the entire time you have the car

Meanwhile, buying is another intriguing option. Leasing has increased in popularity, but there are still many folks who decide that they want to go with an auto loan when they are shopping for their next vehicle. This is because a car loan has its own benefits for customers. They include:

  • Equity after your auto loan is paid in full. It can be used toward the purchase or lease of a new vehicle
  • Mileage is not a concern
  • You can enjoy customizing your new vehicle

While leasing tends to be popular among low-mileage drivers, it doesn't mean that someone who has driving habits that are different can't be benefited by a lease agreement. Consequently, if you are a low mileage driver, it doesn't mean that an Acura lease is a no-brainer for you. The finance experts at our dealership can review your current situation to make sure you are entering into the right financing option. Whichever option you choose, you can apply online from the comfort of your Schaumburg, IL home with our online credit application.

Another factor to consider is where you want to do your financing. You can choose to go with a local bank/credit union, or you can decide to partner with our dealership. When you choose to let our finance team handle your auto financing, you will receive the benefit of our experienced finance professionals who specialize in auto loans and lease agreements. A loan officer at a bank can't make that claim.

In addition, we also have many lending institutions we work with to try and secure you the best terms and rates. Since, we send them a lot of business, our finance experts can often obtain the preferred rates and terms every car shopper wants.

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Reach Out to the Team at Arlington Acura in Palatine

If you have any questions about the car buying process, or want some assistance getting started, contact the team at Arlington Acura in Palatine, in Palatine, IL, today, so we can get you pointed toward an easy and pleasant car shopping experience.