Assess Your Vehicle Needs and Driving Style
This first step is particularly important because it helps to determine what type of vehicle you need. Some things to think about when working through this step are: how many miles you drive, how much gas you can afford, how much room/how many seats you need, what’s your budget? It’s even important to consider what type of traffic and climate you typically drive in. Do you travel mainly throughout the city or mainly on the highway? Do you drive in a snowy climate? Do you need all wheel drive? Will you be driving this car for work, or to a work site, daily? Is this vehicle only for personal use or will someone else be driving it, too? All these questions and more will help to prompt answers about your personal auto needs, which will help to determine the type of vehicle you need, i.e. subcompact, small sedan, full-size sedan, crossover, SUV, or truck.
Make a 'Must Have' List of Vehicle Features
There are certain vehicle features that you just might not want to live without, like XM radio, cruise control, leather seats, or fold flat second row seats. Whatever those must-have vehicle features may be, make a list of them! Knowing what features you absolutely need in your car, truck, or SUV will help to determine the type of vehicle and trim level that will meet your needs. Our team of auto professionals is dedicated to helping you get the vehicle you want, at the best price. In many cases, a different trim level or unique vehicle package may achieve your list of needs and wants while only having a slight impact on your monthly payment. Remember, if you’re driving this vehicle daily, you might not want to skip out on some features that truly make a difference in your driving experience.
Explore Our Resources and Vehicle Inventory Online
We value an informed customer, and we want to help you be informed about your options throughout the buying process. Before you step foot in our dealership, take advantage of our online resources related to buying a vehicle. Our financing section will help to better explain what documents you need to be approved for an auto loan and how we can get you the best interest rate. Plus, you can fill out our secure credit application ahead of time online so that you can spend less time at the dealership.
We also have an extensive amount of vehicle information under the New Vehicles section of our website to help you decide what car you want, or what type of Ford vehicle will be right for you based on features, gas mileage, etc. On our Ford Models(link to: https://www.northbros.com/models/ford) page you’ll be able to view all the current Ford vehicle models, and you can also explore the Model Overview page for each where you can view each vehicle’s specific features, fuel efficiency, and available inventory. If you’re thinking about trading a vehicle in, you can take advantage of our Value Your Trade tool.
Or, feel free to browse our New Vehicle Inventory, which is updated daily! Here you can select multiple models or vehicle types for comparison. Once you’ve found a car, truck, or SUV in our inventory that you’re interested in, submit a request to our team at North Brothers Ford and we’ll get the process started for you!
Visit North Brothers Ford in Westland, Michigan
After you’ve evaluated your vehicle needs and wants and have explored the inventory options available at North Brothers Ford, it’s time to stop by the dealership or contact one of our friendly team members. This way we can make the rest of the car buying process simple and efficient for you. If you’ve submitted your request online for a vehicle you’d like to test-drive or buy, we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive at North Brothers! When you visit our Westland dealership it’s your time to test-drive the different vehicles you’re interested in. You can take your time testing out new vehicle features, get to know our team, learn about current incentives, rebates, and offers. You will also be able to explore different payment options, get approved for a loan, and more! At North Brothers we pride ourselves on catering to your individual situation so that we can help you get into the best vehicle for your needs and budget. Feel free to reach out to us online or simple give us a call at (855) 739-2023.
Vehicle Purchase Process at the Dealership
After you’ve been pre-approved for an auto loan and have found the perfect vehicle for your driving habits and needs, you’ll work with one of our wonderful sales representatives to complete the remainder of the car buying process. Here’s what you can expect from our team at North Brothers Ford:
- Payment Options: You’ll sit down with one of our sales representatives to go over all the payment options available for the vehicle (or vehicles) you’re interested in. This way you can think about which option would work best for you and your budget.
- Arrange Financing: If you’ve arranged financing through the financial institution of your choice already, you’ll discuss this and finalize the arrangement with the sales representative. If you would prefer the convenience of financing through the dealership, this is the time you will complete the paperwork to finalize the financing.
- Arrange Delivery: After all of the paperwork is complete, you’ll discuss the delivery of the vehicle, which could occur shortly after you complete the paperwork, or up to a week in advance. Depending on your buying situation, you’ll schedule this time with your sales representative so they can have the vehicle cleaned and ready to go at the time of delivery.
- Review Your New Car: When it’s time for delivery, you’ll want to review your new car and all of its features with your sales representative. This is the time to walk around and check out the interior to make sure you don’t have any questions about your new car. You can ask your sales representative to show you how certain new technologies or functions work on your car!
Our auto experts and friendly sales representatives want to make your entire car buying experience seamless and transparent! We’re happy to provide this information to you online, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss any part of this process ahead of time to ensure your confidence in buying from North Brothers Ford. Please contact our team with any questions at (855) 739-2023.