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First Time Car Buyer Tips in Chicago, IL

First Time Car Buyer Tips in Chicago, IL

Purchasing your first automobile is a major landmark in life, and we at Car Credit Center want to be the guiding force to steer you in the right direction for your new-to-you set of wheels. That is precisely why we not only provide fantastic deals, but we also offer a multitude of tips and tricks to help you make this achievement in a successful manner. So, before you stop by for some test drives, take a couple of our recommendations into consideration. We look forward to lending our expertise!

Tips & Tricks

We understand that your first driving purchase might seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, we have a few suggestions to guide you along the way. First and foremost, it is important to set a budget, so you don’t fall behind on your automotive payments. To accomplish this, you can take your monthly earnings and subtract your housing payments, bills, grocery costs, and leisure expenses. Then, whatever cash you have remaining can be put toward your next set of wheels! Once you have that accomplished, it is important to think about your driving requirements. If you are constantly making long commutes to your employer, then you might want to spring for a compact car or midsize sedan to help you save money at the gas station. Or, if you are the designated carpooler, then you can take the helm of a minivan or SUV. Luckily, at Car Credit Center, we have something for everyone.

Inventory

Once you have your budget and driving needs in mind, you can begin looking for the right vehicle to take your driving experience to the next level. To accomplish this, you can select your preferred manufacturer from the Inventory dropdown, or simply click Browse Inventory to sort through every single driving option that is on our lot. Next, you can take your automotive stipulations into account and directly input them into the filters on the left side of your screen. We include choices for the seating capacity, price point, engine type, and so much more, so you won’t have any issues customizing directly to your needs. Once that is accomplished, you can receive a virtual showroom experience right from your smartphone by looking through the photos of each model. We take extensive snap shots of the cabin and exterior, so you can have confidence in your choice.

Financing

Whether you have recently graduated from college or life has thrown you a curveball, there can be an assortment of reasons why you might have a less-than-ideal credit score. This can affect many different facets of your life, but at Car Credit Center, we believe it shouldn’t impact your ability to secure a top-notch driving option. That is why we are thrilled to announce that your credit score doesn’t play a role in your ability to secure loan approval! In fact, we will work with you to help you get your financial standing back to an ideal rating. This way, you will be able to make future purchases without worrying about being rejected. If you want to get started now, make sure to fill out our secure Finance Application. Once we receive your inquiry, we will get back to you as soon as possible with some loan options. 

We can expand on these first time car buyer tips in Chicago, IL, today when you pay us a visit at Car Credit Center. We have two locations for your convenience!

What Are Some Tips for Buying My First Car?

  • Set a budget
  • Assess your driving needs
  • Choose a segment
  • Use our online tools

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Passion Cooper
Passion Cooper
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
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Mike is so awesome I really appreciate him cool dude

Demetrius Mcphee
Demetrius Mcphee
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
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The Credit Center was very professional very Friendly and Manerable My Car runs great and very reliable I have already told My Friends and Family

Stefanie Griffin
Stefanie Griffin
GOOGLE
8-7-2020
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Brenda Wilson
Brenda Wilson
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
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Thank you Car Credit Center I love my new vehicle great customer service Oscar is a excellent sales person I’m gonna recommend Car Credit to all my family & friends!!!!!!!

CHERIE HARRIS
CHERIE HARRIS
GOOGLE
8-5-2020
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Coraciera Jones
Coraciera Jones
GOOGLE
8-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike was AWESOME!!! Got me in and out less than one hour. I told him what I wanted and he delivered. So make sure you ask for Mike (Miguel). He is the TRUTH!!!!

Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
GOOGLE
8-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This place is great I had a great experience I didn’t have a lot of money for a down payment but they worked with me now I’m driving thnx.

Ciera Gatewood
Ciera Gatewood
GOOGLE
7-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dion Foxx
Dion Foxx
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
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Mike Alba was very excellent, service was amazing. I recommend Car Credit Center 7600

Josephine Davis
Josephine Davis
GOOGLE
7-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike alba is a very professional saleman. He help in areas other then just selling you a car. I highly recommend his services.

Renee Gurskas
Renee Gurskas
GOOGLE
7-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They have great customer service

Cecy cervantes
Cecy cervantes
GOOGLE
7-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Such good customer service, highly recommend car credit center. Mike (Miguel) Alba was very helpful.

Crystal Norton
Crystal Norton
GOOGLE
7-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Made an appointment, the car was ready to test drive around the Presidio. I have owned Hondas and Mazdas in the past, so I knew the Toyota badge would do the trick especially for a lease. So, most dealers will grind you down via waiting many hours to manufacture impatience while are maximizing their profits. Not today, I was in for the most transparent transaction in my car-buying history. Christian appeared and gave me even more of the same; allowing me to take off with no second guessing.Thanks again to you both... Great experience.

Tiffany Curry
Tiffany Curry
GOOGLE
7-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I actually receive the best service at this please I have absolutely no credit that was like a blank piece of paper and I still got approved Phil Greene please me in the right direction because I was pretty unsure of what kind of car that I was interested in everything is within my budget and I think it was a great plan for me to reach the goals that I want to I also like to add that me making my payments will be actually great for my credit score and they reported to my credit every monthOverall I feel that you should go check car credit center you’re out. Thanks for my new car .

Leonard Harris Jr.
Leonard Harris Jr.
GOOGLE
7-15-2020
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sherisse holmes
sherisse holmes
GOOGLE
7-14-2020
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pepe hernandex
pepe hernandex
GOOGLE
7-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kamel Jones
Kamel Jones
GOOGLE
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike alba is THE BEST

Jim Farrell
Jim Farrell
GOOGLE
7-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Highly Recommend! Got a Vehicle quickly and professionally by Mike Alba! Thanks Again!

Pedro Dunagan D.
Pedro Dunagan D.
GOOGLE
7-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Yemonja Moore
Yemonja Moore
GOOGLE
7-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I,Yemonja Moore, was truly impressed working with Me.Mike Alba.His expertis was empeccible... I would recommend Mike for his easy going and politeness.......Thanx Mr.Mike

Jalissa Appleberry
Jalissa Appleberry
GOOGLE
6-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The customer service was awesome! There was absolutely no pressure. I picked my own car. Very easy and quick process. Mike was very nice and helpful! He helped me choose the perfect car. I am a return customer And very excited about my new wheels! Thanks and I will be back for my next car and refer all of my friends. The service is always great and so are the cars 😍 🤩

Jorge Martinez
Jorge Martinez
GOOGLE
6-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Natalie Gonzalez
Natalie Gonzalez
GOOGLE
6-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had a GREAT experience here at Car Credit Center. ASK FOR MIKE!!! He was so friendly and explained the whole process. Most places wait 8 or more hours. Mike got the process done so quick. I recommend this place to everyone!!!!!

Derrick Spinks
Derrick Spinks
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Myeshia Brown
Myeshia Brown
GOOGLE
6-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This Location Is Very Nice. Very Warming. I Was Greeted Politely. My Sales Represent Was Amazing. Mike Was A Phenomenal Help. Great Customer Service. Very Real, Genuine, and Professional.

Miguel Cortes
Miguel Cortes
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
chrisse woods
chrisse woods
GOOGLE
6-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My second time buying a vehicle from. Easy, friendly, and fast. Say what you want about buying a car from here, they will put you in a car and you will be satisfied. Ask for Phil Greene he is the best

Cecile Smith
Cecile Smith
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Yolanda Gonzalez
Yolanda Gonzalez
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Shayla Dooley
Shayla Dooley
GOOGLE
6-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love them ! They was so cooperative, gave me plenty details about the car I was getting , great customer service , great place to go to finance or buy a car ❤️ Go to Abel he’s always going to help you even if it’s difficult.

willie bishop
willie bishop
GOOGLE
6-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Steven Sutherland
Steven Sutherland
GOOGLE
6-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great Service At a Great Speed and Helped me drive off with no credit.

Gerald Johnson
Gerald Johnson
GOOGLE
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jamie Clark
Jamie Clark
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dorian Hosch
Dorian Hosch
GOOGLE
6-6-2020
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Crystal Waters
Crystal Waters
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
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Domonique Tanner
Domonique Tanner
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Hersey Richardson
Hersey Richardson
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mike is a great salesman and person overall. My experience was amazing and the purchase was just as I expected. I highly recommend this company.

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson
GOOGLE
6-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
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