Car Shopping Tips From Kia Cerritos

May 16th, 2016 by

Car Shopping

Know your budget.

Understanding what you can afford will help speed up the car researching and car buying process. Knowing your budget and keeping to it will thin the herd of car ads vying for your attention and keep you focused on the vehicles you can afford.

Know the trade-in value of your car.

Researching the value of your current vehicle will allow you to consider the value it can add to your budget for a new car. It will also prepare you for trade-in conversations with us. You’ll know what to expect and can ask the right questions.


This car buying stage isn’t just about finding a vehicle that is aesthetically pleasing. It’s also about finding a vehicle that is practical for your life. If you spend the majority of your time commuting to work and navigating narrow city streets, a small or mid-size car might be a better choice than a truck or SUV. In this stage, you also want to remember to factor in trade-in value and your set budget.

Pre-qualify for financing.

If you’re going to finance a vehicle, pre-qualifying makes the car buying process simpler for you. Pre-qualifying allows you to be certain you’ll be qualified for a loan and allows you at what type of rate, which allows you to determine if it fits within your budget.

Test drive.

A test drive is your chance to test your chosen vehicle to see if it satisfies all your needs. We have confidence in the vehicles we sell, so we know you’ll see the quality in our inventory. However, we understand each driver is looking for something different, which is why we encourage car shoppers to take a test drive. If the vehicle meets all of your expectations, then great. If the vehicle doesn’t, then Kia Cerritos will work hard to find you a vehicle that does.

From helping you find a new car, to helping you find things to do in Orange County, our team at Kia of Cerritos is here to help! We’ll even be glad to help you learn more about Kia Sportage trim levels.

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