To best prepare yourself, start with a money management plan to learn what you can afford for a down payment and a total monthly expense. Next, review your credit and develop an understanding of how it will affect your financing for the vehicle. Then, tackle the remaining elements of the vehicle purchase – decide what exactly you are looking for, where you will do your research, and how to get the best deal for you.

Figure Out What You Can Afford

Monitor Your Credit

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Understand the Process

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Buying Options

Get Financing

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Your Legal Rights and Responsiblities

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