Tips for a Safe Car-buying Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It's safe to say almost nothing is the same in this COVID-19 world, including the process of buying a car. If you've found you need a new vehicle right now, you probably have a lot of questions, including:
- Can you even buy a new or used car in Las Vegas right now?
- What's the safest way to do it?
Here's everything you need to know so you can have a safe and pleasant car buying experience.
Tips for a Safe Buying Experience
First things first – Can you buy a new or used car in Vegas right now? The answer is yes! Not only are most car companies still doing business, but many have changed their practices to allow for safe social distancing.
If you don't want to deal with a crowded showroom, consider CCCU's Member's Auto Car Buying Service. It's the simplest and easiest way to buy a new or used car in town. All you need to do is browse the current inventory or call to order the new vehicle of your choice!
If you want to explore other options, reach out to area car dealers and ask them what precautions they're currently taking in light of COVID-19. Some offer private showings and even at-home delivery. All should be able to tell you exactly how the vehicles are cleaned and sanitized between test drives and before delivery.
How to Get the Best Deal
If you're looking for a used car in Las Vegas, you're in luck. There's still plenty of opportunities to find great deals on 2019 closeouts and older models. This is particularly true for models that weren't selling well before the lockdown. However, if you're looking for one of the popular new 2020 models, you might have a hard time finding it. This is due, in part, to this year's auto production shut-downs.
You also probably won't see the usual incentives on new cars this year. The inventory will stay low for a while, so if you want to get a good deal, a used car in Las Vegas will be your best bet.
You'll also need to consider whether to buy or lease and what you'll do about financing. Interest rates on auto loans for a used car in Las Vegas are very low right now – at CCCU, we offer rates as low as 2.49% APR. You may also want to learn more about First-Time Buyer programs and available debt protection options. These are more important now than ever!
Need a New or Used Car in Las Vegas? CCCU is Here to Help!
There are plenty of places to buy a used car in Las Vegas, but CCCU and Members Auto offer the ultimate in convenience and safety. We'll help you find the perfect vehicle at a price you can afford and help you with all of your financing needs. Give us a call at 702-228-2228 (option 3) to learn more about the buying process or get started.