When it comes to purchasing a car, there are a few specific steps you can take to ensure the buying experience is convenient and easy.
Santa Barbara drivers have many choices for purchasing a new luxury car. For many, this process may seem overwhelming, but it shouldn’t be! There are a few simple steps drivers can take to simplify the car buying process and ensure they find the right car for them at the right price. At Santa Barbara Auto Group, we are dedicated to making it easy to buy a car and offer customers these important steps to getting started:
- Understand your financial position: Before buying a car, it is important to do a little research on your credit history so you have an idea of what your credit score is and what kind of financing options will be available to you. Before hitting the car lot, take the time to request a free credit report online. Some drivers may also take it a step further to get pre-approved by a bank or credit union before they ever begin shopping for a car. Many people prefer to take advantage of financing specials available through the dealership. No matter what route you take, it is helpful to have an idea of what your credit situation is before you go to close a deal so there are no last-minute surprises or disappointments.
- Do your research online: Unless you are the kind of person who loves to scour lot after lot for the perfect car, you can save a lot of time searching for a new luxury car online. Santa Barbara Auto Group offers online access to their full inventory for all eight luxury brands. Customers can search by make, model, mileage, color and more to narrow down their options and review pricing, photos, performance specs, reviews and more without ever having to leave their home. Once you find the car that seems right for you, it is easy to schedule an appointment with a sale representative to come test-drive the vehicle and check it out in person.
- Keep an open mind: Unless you have your heart set on one specific vehicle, you can generally get the best deal by keeping an open mind to all of you options. Research multiple makes and models and compare each one and try to be flexible about details like color or options. This way you have more choices available and are not locked into just one “perfect” car when other models may feature better pricing or financing incentives.
Now is a great time to find the right luxury car for your lifestyle at Santa Barbara Auto Group. Access a diverse inventory across eight premium brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and smart all in one place. Once you find the perfect car, all you have to do is come into the dealership to process the sale quickly and conveniently. Our friendly sales representatives are knowledgeable and experienced and are dedicated to providing the best car buying process in Santa Barbara.
About Santa Barbara Auto Group
Santa Barbara Auto Group is located off the 101 and Hope Ave and serves Santa Barbara residents and drivers throughout Southern California as the premium dealer for Acura, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Smart. Every Santa Barbara Auto Group employee is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Santa Barbara Auto Group represents eight different luxury brands and friendly experienced sales representatives are available seven days a week. To learn more about your favorite luxury vehicle, or to schedule a test drive, feel free to call, email, or visit Santa Barbara Auto Group.
Santa Barbara Auto Group
402 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105