How to Buy Your First Car in Akron, OH

May 3rd, 2018 by

Will you be receiving your degree this spring? Are you ready to take on the world? If so, you will need reliable transportation to get you to and from your job and everywhere in between. There are plenty of options to choose from, including sedans, coupes, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Be sure to do your research so you have a plan when you visit our Nissan dealership for a test drive.

As you begin your search for a new car, the following tips should make the buying process easy for every novice car owner.

Budget Appropriately

You need to budget appropriately for the purchase. Review your finances by looking at your income and current expenses. You need to determine if there is room within your budget to add another monthly payment. You don’t want this payment to put your financial situation over the edge.

Create a Specification List

Once a budget is in place, you can create a list of specifications you want in your car. These can be special features, top-of-the-line amenities, an approximate MPG, and others. Be sure to put together a list that is attainable so that our sales team will be able to find the right trim level for your needs.


Research is an important part of the car buying experience. You need to determine what vehicles are the best for you, your family, and your budget. There are plenty of resources out there that makes conducting research easier than ever before.

Test Drive

A test drive should always be taken when buying a new car. You don’t want to buy a vehicle that doesn’t feel comfortable under your feet when on the road. Make sure it handles well, makes you feel safe, and doesn’t have any underlying issues.

Stop by Fred Martin Nissan today to test drive one of our new or used cars for sale in Akron, OH!

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