Do you feel you’re being shorted when buying used or new cars? It may be because those trying to sell you a car are only looking out for themselves. The key is to realize that the dealer is not on your side; you have to look out for your own interests. Read the below article for some excellent advice on how to handle car dealerships and obtain the best deal.
If you pay the sticker price, you are basically throwing money at the dealer. You should not need to pay the car’s full retail price. Dealers pump these prices up so they can come down.
Before you go out and look at cars, line up your financing. Go to your local credit union or bank. They often have better interest rates and you can walk into a lot knowing you can pay for the car you want.
Never buy a vehicle unless you have taken a test drive. You may have already driven the same model and make, but you should drive the exact car you plan to buy to ensure its quality. The car you choose could have something wrong with it that you would be unaware of until after you have purchased the vehicle unless you test drive it first.
Safety features are important when you are shopping for a new car. Anti-lock brakes or ABS are a must. It is also important to have air bags. Safety is important since you will be in this vehicle a lot.
Test drive the vehicle you are interested in before beginning any negotiations. No matter if you have determined that your perfect car is already sitting on a dealer’s lot, you still need to test it yourself. You need to feel the wheel under your hands and the road under your tires. You might not like it as much as you thought you would.
Never again will you find yourself driving a car that you really should not have purchased. It is probably not the best deal for you. You need to negotiate. Use what you’ve learned here to keep the upper hand.