What Questions Should You Ask Before Buying Your Next Car?


When planning to purchase a new vehicle, there are many factors to consider. From setting a budget for your new vehicle to choosing whether to purchase a new or used vehicle, there are many questions to answer when shopping. The professionals at Sewell Toyota are happy to help answer any questions you may have.


What Can You Afford?


When deciding on this point, keep in mind that a vehicle with a lower upfront cost may cost more in maintenance later. When coming up with your price point, it is also important to factor in changes in insurance costs due to the price of the new vehicle. The most important part of this step is determining your budget and sticking to it.


How Will You Pay for It?


You must also consider how you plan to pay for the vehicle you plan to purchase as there are several options. Purchasing with cash up front is a great option but is not possible for many people. Financing your vehicle allows you to purchase the vehicle without sacrificing a large store of ready cash. Perhaps you do not wish to purchase a vehicle at all, opting to lease instead. All options have distinct advantages and disadvantages and deciding which to choose is an important element to decide when shopping.


What Kind of Vehicle Should You Buy?


Will you be shopping for a vehicle built for hauling and transporting many passengers, like a truck, SUV, or crossover? Are you in the market for an efficient sedan or coupe? Choosing which vehicle you will need requires you to consider many factors. Are there any features a vehicle might have that you are willing to pay extra for? Some factors to keep in mind are which traits you value most in a vehicle, like:


  • Safety and reliability

  • Cargo space

  • Gas mileage

  • Resale value

  • Function and handling


New or Used?


New and used vehicles both have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you prioritize when choosing a vehicle. New vehicles do not present the possibility of unknown or untreated issues. They have also not been in any previous accidents and usually come with fairly comprehensive warranties. Used vehicles, however, allow buyers to avoid the bulk of high depreciation rates. Used vehicles also offer lower up-front costs and sometimes have more added features available at lower price points than what may be available with new vehicles of similar prices.


Do You Have a Vehicle to Trade-In?


This is a factor to consider when determining your budget. You can find out the value of your trade-in on our website.


When you have answers to these questions, you are ready to begin shopping for your next vehicle. If you have any questions when trying to decide on any of these issues, the sales professionals at Sewell Toyota are happy to help. You can give us a call at (940) 322-7283 or visit us at 2213 Old Jacksboro Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76301. You can also check out our new and used inventory online anytime. Our sales hours are Monday-Friday 9 AM-7 PM and Saturdays 9 AM-6 PM.