Honest Car Dealer
Beware These Four Car Dealer Tricks

Short of buying a new house, shopping for a new car is one of the most expensive and stressful things a person can do. At Honest Car Dealer, we want to help. We know we’re not the only honest car dealer out there, but there are quite a few scoundrels, …

July 27, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Beware These Four Car Dealer Tricks

Short of buying a new house, shopping for a new car is one of the most expensive and stressful things a person can do. At Honest Car Dealer, we want to help. We know we’re not the only honest car dealer out there, but there are quite a few scoundrels, …

July 27, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Top 3 Dealership Tricks Salesman Don’t Want You to Know About

Knowledge is a powerful thing—and a lack of knowledge can cost you. Every day, car salesmen cash in on what their customers don’t know, banking on the lack of savvy and negotiating power of the person sitting across from them. But we think it’s high time consumers turned the tables. …

June 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Top 3 Dealership Tricks Salesman Don’t Want You to Know About

Knowledge is a powerful thing—and a lack of knowledge can cost you. Every day, car salesmen cash in on what their customers don’t know, banking on the lack of savvy and negotiating power of the person sitting across from them. But we think it’s high time consumers turned the tables. …

June 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How GAP Insurance Can Be a Scam

If you’ve ever been shopping for a new car, you may have been offered GAP—Guaranteed Asset Protection—insurance before heading out the door, and we think you would have been right to pause and think about it for a second. We want to go over what GAP insurance is and why …

May 2, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How GAP Insurance Can Be a Scam

If you’ve ever been shopping for a new car, you may have been offered GAP—Guaranteed Asset Protection—insurance before heading out the door, and we think you would have been right to pause and think about it for a second. We want to go over what GAP insurance is and why …

May 2, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Why People Don’t Trust Car Salesmen

At Honest Car Dealer, we know that quite a few drivers don’t trust car salesmen—it’s why we made this blog, after all, to give you an honest perspective—but we think it’s important to ask why people don’t trust car salesmen. You might have one reason or another why you are …

March 8, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Why People Don’t Trust Car Salesmen

At Honest Car Dealer, we know that quite a few drivers don’t trust car salesmen—it’s why we made this blog, after all, to give you an honest perspective—but we think it’s important to ask why people don’t trust car salesmen. You might have one reason or another why you are …

March 8, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Don’t Fall for Hidden Fees: How to Save Money on Your New Car

The intoxicating aroma of new-car smell can temporarily take the edge off one’s senses—but when it comes to haggling at a dealership, you want your wits about you. One inevitable factor in new-car purchases is hidden fees. Some of these fees you can avoid, some fees you can’t, so it …

January 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Don’t Fall for Hidden Fees: How to Save Money on Your New Car

The intoxicating aroma of new-car smell can temporarily take the edge off one’s senses—but when it comes to haggling at a dealership, you want your wits about you. One inevitable factor in new-car purchases is hidden fees. Some of these fees you can avoid, some fees you can’t, so it …

January 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Negotiate the Best Price for Your Car

As the old saying goes, don’t bring a knife to a gunfight when it comes to haggling with a professional car salesman. When you’re facing down someone whose business it is to make you pay the highest price possible and who is a negotiator by trade, be sure to power …

December 17, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
How to Negotiate the Best Price for Your Car

As the old saying goes, don’t bring a knife to a gunfight when it comes to haggling with a professional car salesman. When you’re facing down someone whose business it is to make you pay the highest price possible and who is a negotiator by trade, be sure to power …

December 17, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
The Inherent Hazards of the Too-Long Loan

It can be tempting to purchase a new vehicle that’s out of your league pricewise by accepting an overly long payment term to get lower monthly payments. But buyer beware: What’s costing you less in the short term will end up costing a lot more in the long term—and, when …

November 27, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
When (and When Not) to Buy a Car

You may not know this, but there are good times and bad times to buy a car. Don’t let a dealer convince you that right now is necessarily the best time to seal the deal. Car-Buying Considerations Winter months are the least active for car purchases, so that’s when you’ll …

October 22, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
When (and When Not) to Buy a Car

You may not know this, but there are good times and bad times to buy a car. Don’t let a dealer convince you that right now is necessarily the best time to seal the deal. Car-Buying Considerations Winter months are the least active for car purchases, so that’s when you’ll …

October 22, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

leasing a car
Five Things Car Dealers Won’t Tell You

It’s always the job of a car dealer to sell you a car, but some of them get confused about who they are actually providing a service for: themselves or the car buyer. Here at Honest Car Dealer, we try to strip that all away and make sure you, the customer, …

September 22, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

leasing a car
Five Things Car Dealers Won’t Tell You

It’s always the job of a car dealer to sell you a car, but some of them get confused about who they are actually providing a service for: themselves or the car buyer. Here at Honest Car Dealer, we try to strip that all away and make sure you, the customer, …

September 22, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Man buying a car in dealership
Five Common Car Dealership Scams

At Honest Car Dealer, we live by our name and want to make sure you can tell when a dealership is being dishonest with you. Sometimes it’s something small like leaving off the destination price or trying to include an accessory upgrade for a few extra dollars. Other times, it’s …

August 25, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Man buying a car in dealership
Five Common Car Dealership Scams

At Honest Car Dealer, we live by our name and want to make sure you can tell when a dealership is being dishonest with you. Sometimes it’s something small like leaving off the destination price or trying to include an accessory upgrade for a few extra dollars. Other times, it’s …

August 25, 2015 by Jamie Rettig