Car Buying Tips & Advice – 3 Tips for Shopping at a New Car Dealership | Edmunds

At Edmunds, we hear concerns
from many new car shoppers. Don’t worry, guys. We’ve got your back. Edmunds has the
following three tips to minimize stress and make
it easier to shop at a new car dealership. Tip 1, contact the
dealer from home. Find the specific vehicle
that most interests you on the dealer’s online listings. Text, email, or call and ask
for the internet manager. Give the stock
number of the vehicle and ask for an out
the door quote, which will include your price,
taxes, and any applicable fees. Compare the quote against
your own pricing research. You can also contact
other dealers in your area and ask for their quotes
on identical vehicles. Once you’ve identified the right
vehicle at the right price, set up an appointment
so the dealership can have your vehicle
waiting and ready when you arrive for a test drive. Tip 2, do a thorough test drive. Drive the car on a route
that closely matches your everyday commute, whether
it’s on highways, byways, or alleyways. Pay close attention to its
acceleration, handling, and braking, but do
more than simply drive. Evaluate other
important features, such as cargo space, seat
comfort, and infotainment. And don’t be afraid
to ask questions. Your salesperson is
trained to know everything about the vehicle
from bumper to bumper and can demonstrate any of the
features that interest you. Tip 3, check on
incentives and warranties. Ask your dealer about any
special financing and cash bonus offers you qualify for. These are offered by the
automakers themselves and can vary from region to
region and from month to month. Dealers may also throw in
free maintenance visits, such as oil changes and tire
rotations, as part of the deal. And be sure to ask about
warranties and other available add-ons, such as paint
or wheel protection, so you can consider them before
you’re in the dealer’s finance and insurance office. Follow these three tips,
and you can be confident that you’re getting into the
right car at the right price. Edmunds has all the
tips and information you need to buy your next car. Subscribe to our YouTube
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Paul Whisler

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