Shopping for a car should be a great experience for you. It’s not only fun to drive your new car, but buying it is fun too. A lot of people would rather skip the whole purchasing process. Keep the stress to a minimum using these tips.

You want to stay focused on the total price, not monthly payments. Any dealer can find a way to get you the monthly price you want to pay, but you’ll be paying that price for years because of tons of interest. Then your total car price will be extremely expensive. Instead, negotiate for the best overall deal on the price and financing of your vehicle. Then calculate what your monthly payments will be.

As family and friends for opinions. Are they happy with their purchases? Do they feel they paid a fair price? What information have they heard about different cars that are available? …