Do's and Don’ts of Car Buying in Morganton NC

Do's and Don'ts of Car Buying with Morganton Honda

Shopping for your next Honda can turn into a tailspin if you don't know what to be aware of. At Morganton Honda, we want Salem car shoppers to be informed buyers and consider several factors. Don't have buyers regret. Avoid common car shopping mistakes by following our Honda dealership's do's and don'ts list. That way, our sales experts in Morganton, NC can get you behind the wheel of your dream Honda or another vehicle at a budget-friendly price.

Car Buying Do's

  • Do Be Aware of Your Budget and Credit Score
  • Do Your Research
  • Do Know Your Driving Lifestyle
  • Do Look for Deals

Car Buying Don'ts

  • Don't Only Look At the Price
  • Don't Trade In a Vehicle That's Worth Less Than Your Remaining Balance
  • Don't Skip the Test Drive

Car Buying Do's

1. Do Be Aware of Your Budget & Credit Score

When Lenoir shoppers know their credit score, they have a better idea of what type of loan interest rate they're eligible for. The Morganton Honda finance center works with customers of all credit scores. Knowing your budget is also important, as this may eliminate some cars from consideration. A general rule of thumb for your payment plan is a 20 percent down payment and a monthly payment that does not exceed 10 percent of your income. To pay less in interest, it's best if the loan's term is fewer than 60 months.

2. Do Your Research

We encourage Hickory customers to create a list while researching. Which Honda models offer the most innovative safety and technology? Which vehicle offers the most space and storage for your family? Research fuel economy ratings and a variety of makes, models, and trim levels you're interested in.

3. Do Know Your Driving Lifestyle

Marion motorists should know which vehicles match their driving needs. Know which body style is best suited for you. Know whether you need a car for Charlotte commuting, a passenger van to fit your family, a truck for your Morganton worksite, or an SUV with the versatility for any road ahead.

4. Do Look for Deals

We know Salem shoppers love savings. When car shopping, we encourage you to browse our new Honda specials and used vehicle specials to save money on your next vehicle. Morganton Honda features special financing offers and new Honda lease deals to lessen any budget burdens.

Car Buying Don'ts

5. Don't Only Look At the Price

Car buying is a long game. The price tag isn't all that matters. What features are you getting for that price? How does your financing offer factor in? Consider if the car offers high quality, dependability, durability, and a high resale value for the price.

6. Don't Trade In a Vehicle That's Worth Less Than Your Remaining Balance

Negative equity is a no-win situation. Lenoir customers don't want a larger monthly payment with their new and old car loans lumped together. Make sure the vehicle you're selling is either paid in full or has less to pay off than its trade-in value. Value your trade with Morganton Honda so you can know what your car is worth and how big of a down payment you'll be able to make.

7. Don't Skip the Test Drive in Morganton, NC

While we believe in love at first sight, we want you to understand your new Honda or another used vehicle you're purchasing. That's why we want Hickory motorists to soak in their test drive at our Honda dealership in Morganton, NC, where they can ask model-specific questions.

  1. Morganton Honda

    1600 Burkemont Avenue
    Morganton, NC 28655

    • Sales: 828-437-3181
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  • Contact our Sales Department at: 828-437-3181
  • Monday8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Friday8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • SundayClosed