Do you cringe at the thought of visiting a car dealership to buy a car? Most dealerships now have an “Internet sales department” with its own sales manager, so you can research and negotiate buying a car from your sofa smarter and faster than ever before.
Consumers have easy access to new online tools that allow knowledge of the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, or MSRP, invoice price, trade-in values, financing, incentives, inventory, expert ratings, user reviews and even recent transactions, says Alec Gutierrez, senior market analyst of automotive insights at Kelley Blue Book.
Auto Transporters Online.com, agrees, adding, “The Internet department knows they are being shopped online by a very educated customer. You have much more control over the four most important aspects of the car deal this way : “price, trade, financing and down payment.tip: Don’t forget to read owner and expert reviews and ratings. Research options and add-ons the dealer may try to sell you.
Simply ask the dealer his or her best offer for your trade. You also can choose to mention AutoTrader.com’s trade-in value at participating dealerships. Once you receive quotes for your trade, compare them with each other and choose to sell privately, accept a CarMax offer or accept the dealer’s trade-in offer.
Next, it’s time to ask about rebates and financing incentives. If you have a voucher or preapproval from your lender, you can mention those because it’s like being a cash buyer — taking financing and down payment out of the dealer’s profit equation. Ask if the dealer can offer you anything better even when “buying a car online.”
Should you need to ship your car remember these important tips:
The dealer may not offer you the best carrier or price to ship our car so do your own research and arranging for shipping can be easier than you think. Go online and research a quality broker who will do all the work for you to find you a quality and affordable carrier. Auto Transportersonline.com provides quality carriers and only uses those with a 95% rating or higher. They are also rated A+ with the BBB and on Angie’s list.
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