Finding the Best Car Dealer for You and Knowing How to Negotiate a Deal

Buying a brand newBuying a brand new (or barely used) car is a big investment, so it’s only natural for you to make sure that you’re buying from a trusted source. That’s why the ideal option is consulting a certified dealer. This way, you would have peace of mind that the car you’re buying is in the condition it should be. Not to mention the warranty that comes with your purchase.

How to Find the Best Dealer for You

Auckland Motors says that a great car dealer is one that has credibility, knows how to accommodate your concerns and gives you straight answers to your questions. There are quite unreliable dealers out there, so it’s better to get to know them before even consider buying from their inventory. To end up with the right dealer to work with, here are some things you can do:

  • Talk to friends, relatives, and neighbours if they know someone. Firsthand experience is the best way to know a dealer’s credibility.
  • Find a dealer that has a consistently great reputation.
  • Ask if an independent inspector does the car evaluations for them.
  • Ask about their affiliations and memberships and if they follow a certain code of practice.
Knowing How to Negotiate

As a buyer, you should know that the first offer you make is most likely the number that will be the baseline of the deal. When you enter the door, your mindset should be to walk away and look for another dealer if you don’t get the price you want. This will give you the upper hand when negotiating with a car salesman. After all, you’re the customer. Use that to your advantage.

Do your homework, set a budget, come prepared and don’t give up negotiating or visiting different dealers until you get the car of your dreams at the price you’re comfortable with. This way, you’ll have no regrets with your car purchase.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.