If you have decided that it is time for a new car, you have a lot of choices to make. However, one of the most important, is deciding where you want to buy your car. While you can search local private-party listings, there are some significant benefits to buying your car from a dealership.
While you could buy a used car from your neighbor, we think you will get a much better car-buying experience here at Carl Hogan Automotive. When you choose a dealership, you can customize your car shopping.
Whether a car is new or used, you have the option to add extra features to it. This can be anything from an upgraded sound system to after market wheels to extended warranty coverage. You won’t get any of these features from a private seller.
When you choose a dealership, you have a pretty good idea of what you are going to deal with. You can read online reviews to determine if a dealership has any problems. Most likely, you will find dealerships are working extra hard to deliver the best customer service experience they can.
With a private seller, the customer’s priority is to sell the car, not necessarily provide the best shopping experience for you, the buyer. Additionally, you’ll be responsible for any mechanical problems that surface after the sale.
While you can always secure your own loan, financing through a dealership can save you time and money. Dealership finance departments have access to a wide network of lenders and will work hard to find you the best loan terms they can.
It can sometimes be difficult to secure a loan for a private-party sale. Lenders are more likely to trust pricing information from a dealership. If you do get approved for a private-party sold vehicle, you might end up with a higher interest rate.
Contact us at Carl Hogan Automotive if you have more questions about financing your next ride through our dealership.