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Steps for Buying a Used Car – Step 8

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Used Cars at Otto’s BMW in Pennsylvania

Greetings! We are happy to have you with us as we go over the last step of the used car buying process.

Step 8 – Close the deal

One you have found the right car, taken the test drive and done the financing it is time to close the deal. If you are closing your deal with Otto’s BMW in Pennsylvania, and we hope you are, then the last part of your deal with take place in the finance and insurance department.

While you are closing your deal, the member of the finance team that is helping you will ask you about purchasing any extended warranties and extra coverage for your used car. This is sometimes a good idea when purchasing a used vehicle. Extended warranties will cover whatever unforeseen incidents may occur. Extra coverage is also available on some of the optional features that might come on your used BMW, like the GPS unit or sound systems. Feel free to ask any questions you might have on these different levels of coverage, the team member helping you will be more than happy to help you in any way they can.

Once you have decided on what additional coverage you may be interested in, it will be time to sign the final paperwork. It will be key that you have your insurance straightened out before the paperwork is signed. Most states will not allow you to leave the dealership without the proper insurance paperwork.

After all of the paperwork is signed it will be time for you to drive off in your used car. It will be a wonderful feeling for you! Otto’s BMW is glad to have been able to provide you with these helpful tips for buying your next used car. Otto’s BMW will also be glad to help you with your regular maintenance on your used car!

Steps for Buying a Used Car – Step 7

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Apply for Financing at Otto’s BMW near Kennett Square

Welcome back to our series on the steps for buying a used car. We hope that you have enjoyed this look and have found our tips to be helpful.

Step 7 – Negotiate your best deal

The art of the deal is something that you cannot forget when you go in to negotiate the deal on your used car. After you have done the test drives and narrowed down your selection to the one that you most desire it is time to make the deal. In order to make sure that you get the very best deal you will want to take a few steps. If you are planning on paying cash for your used car then you will have a leg up. Most car dealerships will take less for a vehicle if it is a cash purchase, as they get all of the funds upfront. Cash is king and a great negotiation tool.

Another thing you might want to consider having done is to have your financing in order. If you are already pre-approved for up to a certain dollar amount this will help you to stay on budget and will help you when it comes to negotiating your best deal. Doing your best to have all of your finances in order before you get to the dealership goes a long way to helping you get the best price for your used car.

You will also want to do some research to find out what other people are paying for the same model in which you are interested. Knowing what others have paid will provide you with a realistic expectation of the vehicle’s price.

Otto’s BMW near Kennett Square has a great finance department that is ready to help you finance your used car purchase. Stop by the dealership today!

Steps for Buying a Used Car – Step 6

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Schedule a Test Drive with Otto’s BMW near Glen Mills

We hope that you are having a fantastic day! We are so glad that you are back to join us as we look at the steps for buying a used car.

Step 6 – Test Drive

Once you have done your homework to find the best models of used cars to suit your needs and located those models at the Otto’s BMW dealership near Glen Mills (they have such a vast selection), it will be time for you to test drive your top choices. Test drives are fun! It is a great opportunity to get a taste for ownership without the commitment.

What should I look for on a test drive? This is a very common question. The first thing you will want to do is ensure that you drive the way in which you would if you owned the car. If you know that you will be doing a lot of highway driving then make sure that is how you test drive, same does if you do back road driving a lot. A test drive is your opportunity to see what your daily driving will be like in this vehicle, make the most of it.

While you are on your test drive you will want to make sure that you have your eyes and ears open. Be sure to pay attention to how the car drives, how you feel while driving it and how you think your family will fit into the vehicle.

Everyone at Otto’s BMW knows how important test drives are to the used car purchasing process and they will be more than happy to help you in any way that they can. We invite you to call Otto’s BMW and set up an appointment to take a few test drives. We are sure that you will find the right used car for you!

Steps for Buying a Used Car – Step 5

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Certified Pre-Owned Inventory at Otto’s BMW near Downingtown

Hello and welcome back to our series on the steps for buying a used car. So far we have discussed where to look and how to establish a budget as well as a few other things. Today we want to talk about the importance of knowing the history of the vehicle in which you are interested.

Step 5 – Check the vehicle’s history

Whenever you are looking to purchase a used automobile it is very important to know the history of the vehicle. The history will contain thinks like fender benders, service reports and any major accidents or major repairs. Having all of this information will help you to make an informed decision about which vehicle to buy.

It is important to note that not all dealers will just have this information readily available. In most situations you will want to ask the dealer for information on the used cars that you like best. If you look for a vehicle at Otto’s BMW near Downingtown then you have one less thing to worry about. Each of the used cars at Otto’s BMW goes through a rigorous screening process before it is even put on the lot. There are even more advanced screenings that take place for the certified pre-owned and certified pre-owned elite BMW models.

Each of the BMW models that are put through the screenings have to meet over one hundred inspection points in order to be classified as a certified pre-owned. Many of these points pertain to prior service and repair records. When you buy a certified pre-owned BMW car from Otto’s BMW you know that you are getting the very best used cars available. If you want to check out all of the impressive used cars the Otto’s BMW has on their lot, then head to their dealership today and let the staff help you!

Steps for Buying a Used Car – Step 4

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Certified Pre-Owned Cars at Otto’s BMW near Chadds Ford

We hope that you are enjoying our look at the steps to buying a used car. These steps are designed to help make the used car buying process a little easier for our loyal readers and for those who just happened upon us.

Step 4 – Check out the inventory

So far we have talked about identifying different BMW models that will best suit your needs. Once you have a few different models in mind you will want to check out the used car inventory at Otto’s BMW near Chadds Ford. There are a number of different ways in which you can go about doing this. If you are a brick and mortar type person, then you are welcome to stop by the Otto’s BMW dealership and walk our lot with a member of our sales staff; they will be glad to show you the models in which you are interested. If you are looking for a more comfortable way to look at the Otto’s BMW used car inventory then we invite you to check out the online inventory. Otto’s BMW does a great job of keeping their online inventory current and is a great way for you to explore all of the wonderful vehicles that Otto’s has to offer.

If online is your favorite way to shop, then we also encourage you to check out the other online features. There is a payment estimator (which we mentioned before), you can get a quote and you can apply for financing, all from the comfort of your easy chair. There is no easier way to find your next used car!

Whether you look online or take a stroll around the Otto’s BMW dealership lot, you are sure to find your next BMW at Otto’s. Let the friendly staff of Otto’s take care of you.

Steps to Buying a Used Car – Step 3

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New Cars at Otto’s BMW near Exton

Greetings! We hope that you are having a fantastic day and a great week. Today we want to continue our look at the steps to buying a used car.

Step 3 – Check prices and reviews

Last time we talked about making a target list of features and then identifying which models will best fulfill those requirements. Once you have identified which models are best you will want to check the prices and the reviews of those top models. You will want to check the prices to help you figure out what the right price to pay for each vehicle.

Why would you want to read a bunch of reviews? Reviews are such a great tool and so often under rated! Each review is written by someone who has experience with that product, in this case an automobile, and are usually pretty reliable. There are some things to be wary of, like reviews that have zero or one stars. Low ratings can sometimes be written by someone with a vendetta or someone who had a sub-par experience based on their own personal short-falls, not the short-falls of the product. Mid-range reviews have a tendency to be the most honest and will usually tell both the positives and negatives without going overboard one way or the other.

If you want some first hand knowledge, and a first hand review, just ask the friendly staff at Otto’s BMW near Exton. Each of their staff members has a lot of experience owning and driving different BMW models and are always happy to share their personal experiences with you. They will gladly show you some of the great models in the BMW lineup and show you how they compare with similar models in both features and in price. Head to Otto’s BMW today!

Steps to Buying a Used Car – Step 2

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Vehicles under $25,000 at Otto’s BMW near Media

We are so glad to have you back with us as we continue looking at the steps to buying a used car. Let us take a look at the next step.

Step 2 – Build a target list of used cars

What does this mean exactly? This means that you need to sit down and make a list of the requirements that you want your automobile to purchase to have. It could be things like all wheel drive, 4 doors or a moon roof. After you make that list of desired attributes then you can use it to select the model of car that best meets your requirements.

Why is it good to make a list of the things you want out of your next car purchase? By having a list of what you want you will be able to spend less time walking about the lot. You will also be able to stay better focused. When you go to look for a car and do not know exactly what it is that you want, you will likely end up purchasing a vehicle that will not meet your needs or wants but by the time you realize this it will be too late. Being prepared will help to ensure that you get what you need and want in the most efficient and effective way possible.

What if you are not sure what it is that you want? Sometimes being able to translate what it is that you want into a physical automobile can be difficult. Never fear Otto’s BMW near Media is here to help you. Each member of the sales team at Otto’s BMW is trained to be able to help you take your ideas on what you want and turn them into a BMW model that will be perfect for you!

Steps to Buying a Used Car – Step 1

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Used Cars at Otto’s BMW near West Chester

We are so glad to have you back with us as we go over the steps to buying a used car. This month we have been exploring a number of step by step process in different car buying processes.

Step 1 – What can you afford?

The very first thing that you need to do when considering which used car to buy is how much can you afford to spend. Setting a budget will help you stay on track and keep you from spending more than what your finances will allow. A good rule of thumb is that your car payment should be no more than twenty percent of your take home pay. We know that it can be difficult to stay on track because we shop with our hearts as well as our heads. You see your dream car sitting on the lot and you want it so badly but its payment will be over your budget. Do not let yourself get distracted by flash, stay on target and on budget and you will be much more comfortable in your payment down the road.

There are a number of tools at your disposal to help establish your budget. You can do it the old fashioned way with a calculator, pen and paper or you can used the payment estimator on the Otto’s BMW website. Otto’s BMW near West Chester wants their customers to make the most informed decisions possible and the payment estimator is a great way to accomplish that goal. Once you know what you can afford then you can start browsing the Otto’s BMW used car inventory to find the right car for you!

The staff at Otto’s BMW would be more than happy to help you in any way that they are able. All you need do is ask!

Finding the Right Car – Step 8 – Buy It!

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Greetings and welcome back! We are glad that you are back to join us as we look at the final step of the car finding process, buying your new car!

Step 8 – Buy it

If you have made it through the previous 7 steps then that means that you have done your homework and are ready to buy or lease the car of your choosing. So many people seem to forget the part where you need to do your homework before you purchase or lease a new vehicle. These learning steps are key to helping you select the best vehicle to suit your needs and wants.

What all needs to be done to purchase a new car? One thing to do is decide whether you will be paying cash or taking out a a loan for your purchase. If you are paying cash, then there is not much else for you to do except to sign ownership paperwork and sign a check. On the other hand, if you plan on using a loan then you will either want to have your pre-approval in hand or work with the finance department at Otto’s BMW in Pennsylvania. The finance department at Otto’s BMW is always more than happy to assist you in anyway that they can. A member of the team will walk you through every step of the application and approval process. Once all of your finance paperwork is done, you will sign ownership paperwork and drive off the lot in your BMW.

We are so glad that you took the time to go through these steps that were designed to help you make an educated decision on which new car you should get. For more information on BMW cars, head to Otto’s BMW or contact the dealership. They will be glad to take care of you!

Finding the Right Car – Step 7 – Test Drive

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New BMW at Otto’s BMW in PA

We are so glad to have you back with us as we look at the steps to finding the right car. Last time we talked about the different places in which you can find your perfect car. Let us continue as we consider the test drive.

Step 7 – Test drive

After you have narrowed down your vehicle options to a few top choices it is time to schedule a test drive. If you checked out Otto’s BMW online, then you can schedule your test drive online as well! If online is not your pace, you are also welcome to call the dealership and schedule an appointment with the help of a member of the Otto’s BMW team. Some people do come directly to the dealership to check out the inventory on the lot in person; in this case you will be able to test drive the same day.

What do you look for on a test drive? This is your opportunity to get a taste of what ownership will be like. Keep your eyes open and be sure to pay attention to how the car drives. Each different model will behave a little differently, as this is how they are designed. The sales team members at Otto’s BMW in PA understand how important a test drive is and will make sure to take you on a drive that will best mimic what your normal drives will be like. If you plan on taking your new BMW predominately on the highway, then taking a slow country road will not provide the information you desire. Remember that there is no rush, take all the time you need. Your new BMW is an investment and you will want to make sure that you are purchasing the right automobile for you.