Buying a car is not always that simple. Everybody knows which vehicle they prefer. To purchase this car however, means that you have to go through a procedure consisting of steps that can be a little frustrating, annoying and even humiliating. And I’m not only talking about a car finance loan. We all know about the pressure from the (the ongoing) vehicle seller who by all means is trying to do everything possible to make a deal while the auto buyer who knows he or she has far from perfect credit. The minutes elapses and the answer from the credit manager of the auto dealership can be here any second – he has just initiated a credit check…
But there are other things to consider before you step inside the vehicle dealers door. Be prepared to use a negotiating strategy; the motorcar seller earns his or her living by selling and the more you pay the more he or she earns. If you are aware of this position, you would never walk in saying that you have, let’s say up to $20,000 dollars to put down for a vehicle. What will happen if you do is that the auto seller will take all your money and sell you a car at the amount you mentioned. The tactics of adding to your bottom line is also used in many other ways and in particular if you are financing your car with an auto / car loan through the auto dealer.
One of the automobile dealer’s goals is to sell you a car loan at the highest interest rate he or she can ever get. Even if you have a top credit score, he can try to lock you in at a higher rate than necessary according to your credit report. Why? Because, this will make him or her more money.
So what can we learn from this?
Be prepared! Don’t ever walk to a vehicle dealership without doing your research upfront. Go to the internet and check the market price for the vehicle make and model you want to buy, get a free credit report and do some comparisions of the terms of the car finance loan offers from different lenders. Then you are equipped to drive away with the best possible auto deal as well as the automobile of your fancy.
Be prepared to turn your back to and walk away from the auto dealer right up to the moment they meet your terms. If the dealer can’t meet them you know that other car dealers or lenders can. What a power you have as an automobile customer, if you just know the right things to do.
If you follow these simple car purchasing tips, you will probably be doing the vehicle trade of the year or maybe even of your life.