Tips for First-Time Car Buyers the auto connection

Buying a quality used car can be daunting, and a million questions rush through your head. Where can I get financing? How do I know which vehicle is right for me? What can I afford? We’re here to help answer those questions and more with 3 game changing tips for first-time car buyers.

Tip #1: Buy Used

Simply put, if you’re looking for value and a smart long-term investment, used cars beat out new cars hands down. A new car depreciates the moment you drive it off the lot, whiled a used car saves you money with cheaper insurance, lower registration fees, and more. For more details, check out our post on 5 advantages of buying a used car.

Tip #2: Establish a Budget

Knowing how much you can afford with your monthly payment is the best way to get the used vehicle that’s right for you. At The Auto Connection, you can get behind the wheel of a quality pre-owned vehicle for just $1 down.* And rest assured with our Best Friend Guarantee, which includes AutoCheck—the in-depth vehicle history report we offer free with every one of our quality used vehicles.

Tip #3: Secure Financing

Is your credit bad? We don’t care! We’ve been putting people just like you in the driver’s seat for over 20 years. Get your quality used car and financing all at the same place. It’s easy. Fill out our online application or come in and speak to a friendly Auto Connection representative.

We’ve got hundreds of quality used cars to choose from, so stop by The Auto Connection today and find the perfect fit for you or your family’s needs.

Our Virginia locations include Danville, Norfolk, Newport News and two locations in Richmond. Get the approval process started from home with our easy online application.

*$1 down subject to approved credit. Excludes titles, taxes and license fees due 21 days from purchase.