I remember when everyone used to worry about heading to the dealership. No one wants to be there for hours and most of the time, you are. The experience is even worse if you aren’t entirely sure of what you want, or you don’t know much about your credit. Do you want to know the secret to lowering the amount of time you spend at the dealership?
Use the dealership’s website to your advantage
- Check financing options before searching for a car. If you aren’t sure of a payment amount, you can’t be sure of what you can afford. Use the drop-down for “finance” to achieve that. You can even apply and get pre-approved before going into a test drive.
- Look for specials. Whether you are purchasing (or leasing) a new or used car, there is always some sort of deal you can apply to your car. Check it out so you don’t miss out.
- You can also start work on valuing your trade-in before you head in. Click on that button to find out how to get started.
- Ready to choose a car or at least make a list of what you’d like to test drive? Not only can you do a search for a specific car, but you can also put in a max amount and see what you qualify for. Not just a make and model, but a real car they have on the lot. You can see it before you go.
See all the things you can get accomplished before heading over to the dealership? How awesome would it be if you walked in with a specific VIN and requested to test drive that car (or the closest thing to it just in case it sold)? You could be in and out pretty quickly. Good luck and happy shopping!