Tips for First Time Car Buyers in Yulee, Florida

Congratulations! You're looking to buy your first car! If you are feeling a bit nervous - don't be! At Rick Keffer Dodge, we will ease your mind and guide you through the process. We have a large selection of new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAMs, as well as an extensive inventory of used vehicles.

Check out our tips that are great for first time car buyers, then visit our dealership in Yulee, Florida, to find your first car!

Helpful Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

1.      Establish a Budget

If you think that you have to spend a fortune to get a good car, you really don't. Used cars are great for those that are on a budget. Before you decide how you are going to pay for your new car, figure out how much of your income you can afford to spend monthly on car payments, fuel, car insurance, and vehicle maintenance.

2.      Decide How You're Paying for Car

If you do not have enough cash to cover the cost of the car, you'll likely need to finance. At Rick Keffer Dodge, our experienced financing team can walk you through the entire process and find you a great auto loan rate for your new car. We also have a number of financing tools including our payment estimator, so you can make an informed decision about your budget prior to visiting our dealership.

3.      Think About Your Vehicle Needs

We recommend writing down what you are looking for in a new vehicle. Ask yourself questions such as:

  • How many passengers will you normally have?
  • Do you need a lot of storage space?
  • Do you need to drive in ice or snow?
  • Is your commute long?
  • What technology features are important to me?

Answering some of these questions will help you narrow down your options.

4.      Research Online

Before you visit the dealership, we encourage you to take a look at vehicles online to find the car that meets your needs. Rick Keffer has a large selection of new and used vehicles online for you to browse! Compare prices, features, and benefits of the car and find a few vehicles that interest you before visiting us for a test drive!

Shop New & Used Vehicles at Rick Keffer Dodge

Serving Yulee, Jacksonville, Amelia Island, Ferdinand Beach & Kingsland

We know that buying your first car can be overwhelming (and exciting!), but our team at Rick Keffer Dodge is incredibly supportive. We will happily guide you through the process and ensure you understand everything about financing, your vehicle, and more.

Contact us online or by calling 888-859-1975, and visit our dealership in Yulee, Florida.


  • Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Contact Us

Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

464037 E State Road 200
Directions Yulee, FL 32097

  • Internet Sales: (904) 432-3606
  • Service: (904) 572-1041
  • Parts: (904) 310-7393

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