Select the Best Dealer and Salesperson for Your New Car
Purchasing a new vehicle should be an enjoyable, exciting experience. Unfortunately, too often drivers around the country have mediocre experiences when purchasing their cars because of the salesperson or dealership with whom they work. It doesn’t have to be that way. With the right knowledge and planning, you can make an educated choice about who you want to buy your car from.
Different Sized Dealerships Have Different Pros and Cons
Car dealerships tend to range in size and quality, regardless of where you are located throughout the country. With this being said, the size of the dealership is not necessarily indicative of the quality of the product or the customer care. Often larger dealerships have greater resources, but they also may have a more corporate feel and may not devote the same sort of care to each customer that a smaller dealership would.
You have to find a balance between a dealer’s selection and their level of customer service. Does the small dealership you’ve heard great things about have enough variety on their lot to offer you the exact model you’re looking for? Are you willing to deal with less devoted or seemingly less trustworthy sales associates in order to have the selection you want? Picking the right dealership is all about finding a balance between your priorities and what each dealer has to offer.
Research the Dealerships You’re Considering
The Internet has proven to be a valuable resource for gaining information about new and used cars, no matter where you are located. With hundreds of reviews and blogs out there, drivers can become extremely knowledgeable on almost any automobile before even setting foot on a dealer’s lot. In addition to researching what dealerships have the best ratings and the fewest complaints, do some research on the vehicle(s) you’ll be looking at so you have an idea of whether or not your salesperson is being honest and straightforward with you. A salesperson who doesn’t have the right information or isn’t willing to admit they don’t know the answer to your question is no good to you. If you don’t think you’re getting good, reliable information from the dealership, then it’s time to look elsewhere.
April 14, 2012 by Jamie Rettig