Car Dealers

How To get The Best From Car Dealerships In Seattle

Before you step foot in any car dealership and get hypnotized by the new car smell, you need to know a few things. The trouble in the economy is affecting every aspect of the market and car dealerships Seattle are no different. If you walk in knowing the invoice price, rebates, other dealerships, your own credit history and financing options you may be able to get the best price for a new car.

It is imperative that you walk into a dealer knowing the exact invoice price of the vehicle you want to buy. The MSRP, the manufacturer’s suggested resale price, is what the dealer would like to make above and beyond what the retail price was. The MSRP is the markup over the retail invoice price you need to research. When you know this, the dealer will automatically know that you have done your homework and can not charge you the typical mark-up fees.

It is not the dealerships responsibility to research the numerous rebates that may be available when you purchase a new vehicle. Check the different clubs that you are a member of such as AAA, participating credit merchants or even employee benefits to see if they offer rebates for a vehicle. These are deals that will cut down on the retail price and does not affect the price for the dealers.

Your credit history and your personal finances can help reduce the percentage rate of a loan on the vehicle thus decreasing the bottom line price. A better credit history will help you qualify for lower interest rates. Finding financing on your own rather then going through the dealer financing will give you more options as well and most likely save on your monthly payment.

Lastly, do not expect to drive out of any car dealerships Seattle the first day you visit. When you go in knowing that you can not make a deal that day it makes the dealership work a little extra for your purchase. A dealer knows that their percentage of selling a vehicle declines greatly after the first visit to a dealer. If you know you want a vehicle, plan on visiting a few times to get the best deal.

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