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How to Buy Your First Car in Baltimore, MD

Do you want to buy your first car, but are unsure of where to start? The experts at Thompson Hyundai in Baltimore, MD have created a step-by-step process to help you through the car-buying process. You will learn what to consider when choosing a model, deciding how to finance, and what to expect on a test drive. If you have any initial questions, give us a call at (888) 714-8028.


1. Choose Your Model

The first step is to find a model that will suit your lifestyle. Whether you need an SUV like the Santa Fe, or a sedan such as the Elantra, Thompson Hyundai in Baltimore has the options for you. Check out our new vehicle inventory to find a model you love. If you are unsure which model is right for you, browse through our research center.


2. Choose a Trim Level

After you select a model that is right for you, it is time to select a trim level. Each model comes in several different trim levels that add safety, convenience, and technology features. If you are unsure what options are available for the model you have selected, check out our model research.


3. Decide on Leasing or Buying

Do you know the difference between leasing and financing? Ultimately, deciding how you'd like to pay for your new car is personal, and depends upon your budget and lifestyle. To understand the pros and cons between leasing and financing, check out our buy vs. lease page.


4. View Available Incentives or Lease Specials

Qualified buyers can save big with a finance or lease deal. If you are financing your first car, you will want to browse the factory direct incentives for select models. Browse our new featured vehicles for competitive pricing on Hyundai vehicles.


5. Fill out a Financing Application

Whether you've decided on financing or leasing, fill out a finance application online before you visit our dealership! After you fill out our form, a finance manager will contact you. If you are unsure about your credit score, you can prequalify for financing before you apply online.


6. Schedule a Test Drive

After you have found a model in our new inventory, it is time to schedule a test drive! Getting behind the wheel is the best way to determine if a vehicle is right for you. Schedule your test drive by calling (888) 714-8028, or by filling out our online test-drive form.


7. Contact Us for any Additional Questions

Do you have any additional questions? No matter what you need to know, the team at Thompson Hyundai is here to help. Give us a call at (888) 714-8028 and a specialist will assist you with whatever you need. You can also use our online contact form for more information.


8. Visit the Dealership

Our Hyundai dealership is located in Baltimore, MD off of Merritt Boulevard. For our hours of operation and directions to our Hyundai dealership in Baltimore, check out our map feature. Our team takes pride in providing a positive customer experience every time. We look forward to working with you!

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