When going to the dealership to shop around for cars you know you will talk to a salesman and then eventually go inside to set-up the buying/leasing process. Beware however of the dealership game. They can pull a couple fast ones on you that you didn’t realize could happen. Here are 3 quick tips and tricks to keep in mind next time you are at the dealership.
• Hold On To Your Driver’s License
It may not seem like a big deal if you don’t go car shopping often, but to those who have made purchases in the past, they ask for your driver’s license so they can go make a copy. What they are actually doing is making a copy and running a credit check. They can find out things about you that you don’t want them to know. To prevent this, make your own copy of your driver’s license and write “Permission is NOT authorized to run a credit check” next to the image.
• Dealer-Add Ons
When you are looking around for a car, you can happen to come across the “supplemental sticker”. These are features that can be added on to the car, but at an overpriced cost. You can have the majority of the features, such as splash guards, window-tinting, and interior protection for half the price from other companies. Save your money and go for the car that you can easily add on the features yourself for a better price.
• Read Before You Sign
Once you are just about done with the process of getting your car, look into the “Dealer Prep” fees. They can overcharge you for little things such as the arrival of your car and have it taken off the truck for you to take home and removing the plastic covers from the interior. This can ring up to almost $600! Try negotiating the fee to bring it down to a reasonable amount or threaten to break the deal if the fee isn’t removed.
Buying or leasing a car is a big decision and should not be done without the proper amount of research and not being ripped-off. Luckily, Swapalease.com. makes your car shopping process hassle-free and they don’t play games with you. For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact us at 866-SWAPNOW.