Car Buying Tips & Advice

The Ultimate Car Buying Checklist

Car Buying Tips & Considerations from Cambridge Centre Honda

Car shopping doesn’t have to be a stressful experience when you buy from Cambridge Centre Honda. Whether you're in the market for a new or used car or SUV, there are a lot of factors to consider before making a purchase. From researching the make and model that’s right for you to maximizing your current vehicle’s value, our checklist will help you navigate the car buying process and find the perfect vehicle for your needs. Follow these tips and tricks to ensure you get the best deal and end up with the right vehicle for you.


The most important step in buying a new or used car, truck, or SUV is to conduct proper research into the available market, and determine what factors you value in your vehicle. Need a commuter vehicle for work, tend to stay within the city, and are cost-conscious? A sedan or compact like the Civic or Accord might be best suited for you. If you like space in your vehicle, haul sizable cargo, or venture out beyond well-kept roads? An SUV like the Pilot or CR-V may be the best option. You could even explore models that fall in-between such as the HR-V. No matter your choice, just be sure to think about what works best for you.

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Explore Financing

Another key factor in buying a vehicle is your financial capacity, and the financing available to you based on your specific budget and situation. Our auto financing department in Cambridge can help you get the best deals possible on rates and loan terms for your vehicle. We can also highlight several Honda incentives available to you to help you get an even better deal on a new model. Consider getting pre-approved before shopping, so you have a better idea of your budget. Making a larger down-payment can also go a long way in reducing your monthly payments and overall loan term.

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Test Drive

When you narrow down your search and find some specific models you’re considering, be sure to take each one for a test drive so you get a proper feel behind the wheel. Think ahead before you test drive on some key characteristics you’d like to focus on, like handling, acceleration, braking, etc. Also be sure to make sure you’re physically comfortable in the vehicle, and take your time throughout the drive.

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Trade In Your Current Vehicle

Trading in your current vehicle can be a convenient way to get value for your car and put it towards the purchase of a new one. It’s a quick, convenient, and a valuable way to make getting a new vehicle easier than ever. We have a robust and fair trade-in process at Cambridge Centre Honda, and we’ll even buy your vehicle outright, without you needing to commit to buying from us! It’s important to emphasize the importance of maximizing your current vehicle’s value, so get in touch with us today for an offer.

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Find Your New Honda in Cambridge

Visit us at Cambridge Center Honda for your complete vehicle shopping experience. Remember to do your research, consider your financing options, take a test drive, and maximize your current vehicle’s value. By following these steps, you can make an informed decision for your new car, truck, or SUV. Visit our Cambridge dealership, today, to get started and find your brand-new Honda model.