Consider Your Vehicle Needs and Driving Style
This may be the most important step in the buying process because it helps determine what vehicle is right for you. Once you establish your needs and driving habits, it will be easier to determine the type of vehicle that will fit your needs. Take a look at some points you’ll want to consider:
- Fluctuating gas prices
- Number of vehicle seats you need
- Number of miles you drive daily/monthly/yearly
- Monthly budget
- Amount of cargo space you need
Considering these points and more will help you determine what type of vehicle you’ll need based on what you can afford, your driving habits, and vehicle needs. Besides these points, you should also consider the climate and environment you typically drive in. Will you need 4WD or AWD? Do you usually drive in the city or on the highway? Are you driving to a dirty work site everyday where your vehicle could easily be damaged? Will someone else be driving this vehicle as well? All of these factors can affect the type of vehicle you should consider purchasing. Taking time to consider your needs will allow you to make the best decision possible with your purchase.
Determine Which Features Are On Your 'Must Have' List
Are you looking for the latest and greatest technology features in your car? Maybe you want leather seats or heated seats? Whatever it is, form a list of all the must have features you want in your next vehicle. With this list we’ll be able to help find the right vehicle and trim level for you. It’s worth mentioning that extra features may only slightly impact in your monthly payment. You will be driving this vehicle every day, so we want to make sure we help you find exactly what you want, at a price you can afford. For these must have features, you may find it valuable to spend few extra dollars per month for the features that will change your daily driving experience!
Check Out Our Auto Resources and Vehicle Inventory Online
It’s our goal to provide the best dealership experience at Graff Bay City. That’s why we try to provide you with all the information you need in your vehicle search before you even have to step inside our dealership, so you can be confident in your decision to buy a vehicle from us. We offer many different resources online that you can take advantage of to learn more about purchasing your next vehicle. Explore the Financing section on our website to learn more about the documents you need in order to apply for an auto loan. We also explain how we can get you the best interest rate. You can even submit your credit application online to get pre-approved and save time at our Bay City dealership.
If you’re looking to do some vehicle shopping online before coming into the dealership, take a look at the Vehicles section of our website where you can view all of our new Chevrolet Models available. Within each vehicle’s model overview you’ll learn more about each car, truck, or SUV, including its features, gas mileage, and inventory available at our dealership. If you’re planning on trading in your vehicle, Value Your Trade online to see how much you can get for your vehicle! Keep in mind that our inventory is updated daily, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for you can put in a request on our Find Me A Vehicle (link to: http://www.graffbaycity.com/vehicle/find-me-this-vehicle) page. Our friendly sales team is happy to find the best vehicle for you at Graff Bay City.
Make a Visit to Hank Graff Chevrolet in Bay City, Michigan
You’ve made a list of your vehicle wants and needs, reviewed all of our resources online, and have found a few vehicles you’re interested in. The next step in your vehicle buying journey is to visit us at Graff Bay City on Wilder Rd! If you see a vehicle you like in our inventory, submit a request online and one of our friendly sales professionals will set up a test drive for you to experience the vehicle hands-on. Submitting a request allows us to have the vehicle ready to go when you arrive at our Bay City dealership so you don’t have to wait. Once you’ve taken as many test drives as you’d like and have found your perfect car, truck, or SUV, one of our knowledgeable team members will sit with you to explain all of the offers, incentives, or rebates available to you. We’re proud to offer a transparent and comfortable dealership experience for you at Graff Bay City. We’re dedicated to finding you the best vehicle at a price you can afford. Give us a call at (989) 684-4411 if you have any questions.
Buying Process at the Dealership
Once you’ve picked out the vehicle you’d like to take home with you, and have been pre-approved for financing, your sales representative will guide you through the remaining portion of the buying process:
- Review Payment Options: When you buy a vehicle from Graff Bay City, our team members make sure to review all of the available payment options with you so that you can choose the method that works best for your needs and budget. Your sales team member will walk you through all of your choices and answer any questions you may have.
- Establish Financing: If you’ve decided to finance through your bank or credit union, just let your sales representative know and they can handle the rest. If you decide to finance your vehicle through the dealership, we’ll introduce you to the experts in our F&I (Finance & Insurance) department to help you evaluate all your financing options. The finance team will also work with you and your sales representative to finalize all of your paperwork on your new vehicle.
- Schedule Delivery: Once your paperwork is completed, you and your sales representative will schedule your vehicle’s delivery – this may be immediately or over the next few days. The delivery time is scheduled so we can make sure your vehicle is looking its absolute best before it’s ready to go home with you.
- Check Out Your New Car: When you arrive for your vehicle’s delivery, it’s your time to explore everything your new car, truck, or SUV has to offer inside and out. This is also the perfect time to ask your Graff team member if you have any questions about any of the vehicle’s features or technologies.
You can always expect the best dealership experience at Graff Bay City. Our friendly team of auto professionals is always ready to help you with anything you need throughout your vehicle buying process. If you have any questions about any of these steps, call us at (989) 684-4411 and we’ll be happy to answer them for you.