Tips for First-Time Car Buyers in Canada

Tips for First-Time Car Buyers in Canada

Tips for First-Time Car Buyers in Canada from Midland Chrysler

Are you a first-time car buyer? At Midland Chrysler, we understand that your first purchase is a big and potentially intimidating endeavour. That's why we'd like to impart a handful of tips below that will always serve first-time car buyers well, whether they make their purchase at our dealership in Midland, Ontario or anywhere else in Canada.

1. Reliability First

Looks are important, but they're not everything, and if you're buying your first-ever vehicle, we recommend doing a bit of homework and narrowing your search down to a few models with proven reliability and durability records. This will rid you of some of the guesswork and spare you some potentially hefty expenses down the line.

2. Total Price vs. Monthly Payment

Monthly payment amounts are convenient when it comes to monitoring your budget, but it's never a bad idea to know how much you'll be spending overall. When it comes time to iron out the details of your purchase, remember to obtain your vehicle-to-be's total sales price, which will give you a better idea of what you might be spending on fees and taxes.

3. Consider Your Ongoing Costs

Your vehicle expenses don't end with your purchase and monthly payments, as you'll have to account for fuel, insurance, and maintenance costs, which is where proven reliability comes in. It never hurts to choose a vehicle that's thrifty on fuel, since you can't hit the road without it, and reliability can keep you from becoming too frequent a customer at your local service centre. Remember to take these factors into account before committing to your purchase. It can save you a fair bit of money over the long haul.

4. Get Pre-Approved for Financing

If you're a first-time car buyer in Canada, you can save yourself a lot of time by getting pre-approved for a car loan before visiting your local dealership to find your dream vehicle. Luckily, our dealership is one of many with a finance centre that makes pre-approval easy with a user-friendly online credit application. This will spare you a potentially lengthy waiting game with your financial institution and allow you to become a car owner that much quicker.

5. Don't Rule Out a Used or Pre-Owned Vehicle

Our new inventory has something for everyone, but we also recommend perusing our varied selection of pre-owned vehicles if you're on a budget. Whatever your price range, we can help you with plenty of compelling choices that are both durable and generous in modern amenities. If reliability is your priority, it's always a great idea to peruse your dealership's pre-owned inventory, as many used vehicles for sale often come with proven track records. Contact us at your convenience to begin your search for your first car.

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Midland Chrysler

723 King Street
Directions Midland, ON L4R 0B7

  • Sales: (705)526-3777
  • Service: 705 433-2135
  • Parts: (705) 526-3777


  • Monday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed