New Car Buying Course – Introduction

Welcome to our New Car Buying Course.

You’re about to embark on a journey that will result in one of the ultimate personal freedoms: the ability to drive anywhere you want, any time you want.

If you’ve made it to Automobl, you’re looking for information on what features hold the most value to you. We’re supplementing that information with our tips on how to purchase a new vehicle. Whether you’re a first time purchaser or a seasoned buyer, we believe that we have some great information and nuggets that could save you money and perhaps some heartache in the future.

A new vehicle purchase is the second most expensive item you’ll likely purchase in your lifetime, next to a new home. Right now, you may have things like price, financing, and perhaps trade-in value on your mind. You may be worried about getting the right vehicle, or more importantly, ending up with the wrong vehicle.

We can’t be sure of where you are on the road to your new vehicle. We’re going to assume that you’re just starting out. If you’ve already done a lot of homework for your new vehicle, that’s great. Feel free to skim the upcoming sections to get to the parts that you feel are lacking in your research.

New Car Buying Course Topics

Research is the bedrock of your new vehicle purchase. You’ve probably already started with manufacturers websites to glean the information you want. But that’s just scratching the surface. Our New Car Buying Course includes the following topics:

  • Who am I?
  • What kind of vehicle ‘fits’ me?
  • What should I buy?
  • How should I pick a dealer?
  • What about warranties?
  • How much is insurance?

In later sections, we’re going to give you tips on:

  • Financing
  • Trade-in
  • Dealership visit
  • Test drive
  • Negotiation
  • The Back Office
  • Delivery
  • COVID-19 Changes to the Purchasing Process

We’re going to encourage you to get as much information as you possibly can digest. Remember, a new vehicle sales person has likely had hundreds of hours of training on how to get the best deal for their dealership. You’re going to take a few hours to try and meet that experience so that at the very least you’re not taken advantage of, and at best, come away with an enjoyable experience and a great new vehicle.

It’s a lot to take in. And we’re really just getting started. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and relax. We’re here to help you get the vehicle you want, at a price you can afford, that meets your driving needs for the next three to seven years.

Why You Need This Course

The dealer has a process. You’re going to be lead through this process, step-by-step, to its logical conclusion; you buying a new vehicle. So doesn’t it make sense for you to have a process for purchasing, too? You need to pit yourself and the time you spend learning and researching your new vehicle, against a well oiled machine that has manufacturer investment, dealership support and a bevy of personnel to get you to sign on the bottom line.

You shouldn’t be afraid of going to a new vehicle dealership. But you should be afraid of not being prepared. You won’t be just paying cash for your new vehicle. Information is also your currency, to be used to keep from paying too much, or not getting the vehicle you truly want.

The purchase of your vehicle only actually takes a few hours. But you’re going to live with this vehicle for a long time, long after you’ve driven off the dealer’s lot. So you want to get it right. And that’s where Automobl comes in.

The Fine Print

We’re not going to pretend that we’re the be-all and end-all of your research to decide on what you should buy. No one can do that except you. We’re counting on your good judgement to take what we’re offering, and using what you can to your advantage. We’re hoping you’ll use this guide as a resource that will help you get the vehicle you want. We’re focussed on putting you in charge of your purchase.

How To Get the Most Out of This Course

It will take you about two hours to get through all of the sections of this course. That may seem like a long time. But that’s a small fraction of the time that you’re going to spend with your new vehicle over the next few years. So take this in small bites.  Read three sections, then give it a rest. Come back to it for another three sections when you’re ready. Skim through the sections that seem familiar. We think you’ll find that it’s well worth the time, and ultimately, money, to read through to the end.

Let’s get started.

Subscription includes the complete course plus unlimited Automobl Comparisons for three months for only $10.