Holmes Auto Group wants to assist customers through the purchasing process to ensure they choose the vehicle that best suits their lifestyle.
The process of buying a vehicle is an exciting, yet complex experience. There are many things to consider, and the decision comes with long-term effects. When leasing a vehicle, this car will probably be your daily driver for the next two years or more. And if purchasing, this car could potentially be in your life for the next decade or more. Needless to say, choosing your next vehicle has a significant impact on your daily life.
With the vast number of brands, models, prices, etc. available on the market, it can be difficult to compare prices, packages, and warranty options without a wealth of knowledge in the car industry. When making a commitment like purchasing a new car, it’s important to know that your choice is personalized to suit your needs. Thankfully, the sales team at Holmes Auto Group wants to help. In addition to taking pride in every vehicle on our lot, we also take pride in our sales knowledge and customer service. So, here are a few tips to ease the burden of the purchasing process:
Do Your Research!
Doing research before visiting the dealership is the best way to understand which brands and models have the features and performance capabilities that you need. There are so many vehicles constantly being released and so many aspects to consider including power, fuel-efficiency, safety, technology, etc. Google is your best friend in this scenario. First, you need to figure out what features are most important to you, and then you can begin to compare brands and models online to see which vehicles possess those features. There are several journals online that provide useful information and vehicle reviews. If you hold vehicle-safety as a top priority, the IIHS or NHTSA are good places to search. If you’re looking for a review of a vehicle, you may want to check out automotive web platforms like MotorTrend or Car & Driver.
Consider Pre-Owned and/or Older Models
Once you’ve done your research and narrowed down your preferences, it’s a good idea to consider whether you want a pre-owned or older model. Considering a pre-owned vehicle is a great way to get that car that you really want, but is just out of your price range when purchased new. People are sometimes turned off by the idea of getting a pre-owned vehicle, under the impression its condition will be compromised. However, our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are subject to thorough testing to ensure they meet brand standards, so our customers don’t need to worry.
Whether you prefer a new or pre-owned vehicle, it helps to research and compare prices between your favorite models. Holmes Auto Group’s website offers sale, lease, and financing information online to help buyers do their research from the comfort of their home. Once you’ve narrowed down your interests, come visit our dealership to speak with one of our friendly sales representatives. Be sure to ask about available cash incentives and seasonal specials, as well. We encourage our customers to ask questions so we can provide them the best service. Visit Holmes Auto Group where our sales staff is happy to offer knowledge, guidance, and a test drive if you’d like.
About Holmes Auto Group
Locally owned and operated since 1937, Holmes Auto Group takes great pride in providing quality automobiles and outstanding service to the Shreveport/Bossier Area. In addition to offering a vast selection of new Honda, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo vehicles, Holmes Auto Group also features a large variety of pre-loved vehicles.
1221 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA 71105