Buying Your Next Vehicle

Lexus of Arlington The Car Buying Process

How Should I Approach my Next Vehicle Purchase?

Lexus of Arlington Can Help You Make Sure Your Next Vehicle Purchase is the Right One?

Driving is a central part of American life. For most people in Palatine and Kildeer, even the simple task of going from A to B can require the help of a car.

Buying a vehicle, in turn, can e one of the biggest source of stress you'll experience. It's not just a major investment. It's a commitment that can dictate your road experience for years to come.

If that sounds daunting at all, know that you're not alone. The team at Lexus of Arlington won't just sell you the right car. We can help you find it too.

When is the Right Time?

Do I Need a Different Car?

The first and most important question you should consider when you starting car shopping is why you want a new car at all? You'd be surprised how many customers we receive from Hoffman Estates who have never asked themselves this ground floor question.

The best way to do it is to think about your current vehicle and why you're ready to move on from it. Is it too old? Is there something wrong with it? Is there something you don't like about it or that you'd change if the opportunity presented?

Maybe you want something with better gas mileage? Or maybe you're looking for something with richer features, more safety technology, a better price, or more power under the hood? Maybe you're not even unhappy with the car you have at all!

Figuring out the "why?" behind your interest can help you home in on the vehicle that best suits you next. Or if you even really need to buy a car at all!

What to Consider?

New, Used, or Certified Pre-Owned? Which Market Best Suits You?

Once you've decided what sort of vehicle you want, it's time to decide where you should find it. That's one area where the team at Lexus of Arlington is especially well-equipped to help with.

Our team has access to a robust selection of new cars from the Lexus luxury lineup. These new cars like the Lexus ES, Lexus IS, and Lexus LC. We can likewise show you new SUVs like the Lexus UX, Lexus LX, and Lexus NX, with some hybrid models thrown in for good measure.

These new models represent some of the market's most coveted premium cars. They offer everything from high performance and rich feature to new car peace of mind.

There's no denying, however, that new cars also come with potential cons. Namely? A bigger price tag. Many Deer Park, IL drivers prefer the idea of a fresh car with a lower price tag. Luckily our dealership also has a robust used inventory, complete with options from the Lexus lineup and more.

Once we know what you're looking for, our sales team will be able to guide you to a pre-owned model that fits your needs. Used inventories often also include a wider selection of models, opening you up to options you might not find shopping strictly for something new.

And if you want more guarantees than your typical used car can offer? Lexus of Arlington also offers a selection of certified pre-owned models that combine the savings of a used car with the peace of mind of a like-new experience.

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How Does the Process Work?

How Does the Buying Process Work?

If the prospect of shopping for a car feels complicated, you'll happy to learn that the actual process is relatively simple. You choose a car. You tell our sales team what you want. We help you secure the vehicle you want. Our finance team helps you seal the deal with a lease or a loan.

Broken down to its simplest steps, that's all that buying a car really requires. And the job of our sales team is to make sure things stay that simple. If we have questions or if there's something you need to, we'll let you know. We'll handle the hard parts so you can focus on the road.

Whats Your Car Worth?

How Should I Pay?

Loan or a Lease? How do You Want to Pay?

It's not uncommon for our customers to not fully understand the differences between a loan and a lease.

A loan means that you're buying your vehicle outright. You apply for a loan and use the money you receive to purchase your car. As long as you pay off the loan, the vehicle's yours to use however you see fit for as long as you wish.

Leasing is more like a long-term rental agreement. You're not paying for the vehicle itself but for the right to use it.

There are pros and cons to both approaches. Loans offer more flexibility and the opportunity for long-term savings, but they tend to cost more upfront. You can expect bigger monthly payments and bigger down payments.

Leasing is all about saving right now. You'll generally need smaller down payments to qualify and get lower monthly payments. It's one of the most affordable ways there is to go home in a brand new car. Lease agreements do tend to come with more restrictions, however, and you don't get to keep the car. You'll be required to return it when the lease period ends.

Finance Through a Bank or at the Dealership?

You might wonder if it's necessary to get your vehicle financing at a dealership. The answer is "no." If you're looking to buy a car and you can secure a loan from a bank, we'll still happily sell you a car.

That being said, there are distinct advantages to financing at your dealership that you should definitely keep in mind. The biggest by far are the incentives and special offers you'll find at a dealership like Lexus of Arlington. Our finance team works with our Lexus manufacturers and often assembles incentives on their own.

Our specials and deals can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your time with your car. Those savings might not be available if you pursue funding outside of our dealership's finance center.

Our team also goes the extra mile to make applying and approval easier. We offer an online finance application that can get you started right from the comfort of home!

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Contact Lexus of Arlington Today with Your Questions

Would you like to know more about the car shopping process? Contact the experts at Lexus of Arlington today! Our team of Arlington Heights experts would be happy to answer your questions. We can help you narrow down your list of "must-haves" and sift through our current inventory to find a match.

We can, likewise, help you with financing and set you up with a new Lexus test drive. For all of your vehicle needs and more, Lexus of Arlington is here to assist you. We'll do our part to make sure your vehicle purchase process is pleasant, painless, and productive.

Don't wait! Contact our dealership today with your questions. We take pride in our status as a resource for drivers all over areas like Hoffman Estates, Palatine, and Deer Park, IL. We'd love the opportunity to be a resource for you too.