To buy a car from a dealership, follow these general steps

Look up the car you're interested in, compare prices and features, and research dealerships in your area

Contact the dealership to schedule a test drive of the car you're interested in

Once you've found the car you want, negotiate the price with the salesperson

Don't be afraid to walk away if you're not happy with the price

If you're financing the car, secure financing through the dealership or through a bank or credit union

Once you've agreed on the price and financing, you'll need to complete paperwork such as a purchase agreement and loan application

Read through the contract carefully, and sign it once you're satisfied with the terms

Once the paperwork is complete, you'll take delivery of the car. Make sure you have insurance in place before you drive it off the lot