There are a few things you should know now about choosing a car dealership in NY before you buy your next car. You should consider these 5 very important factors before making your decision who you should buy your next car from:
Convenience: Choosing a local car dealership in NY is often number one on the list. Although some people don’t mind traveling further from home when purchasing their new car, service is thought of different. Choosing a dealership convenient to your work or home is important so you can easily drop your car off for service.
Reputation: I am a fan of doing a google search for any business i am considering working with, especially hotels! But I digress. Checking the testimonials, reviews and reputation of the dealership you are considering is important. You want to feel safe when purchasing your new or new to you car and find out if many others before you had a negative experience. You can’t make everyone happy, but if most of the reviews are negative, might be a hint to look elsewhere. Check to see if they are a member of a professional association like the Greater New York Automobile Dealer Association (GNYADA) too!
Deals: It is always a good idea to see if the manufacturer of the car you are considering purchasing is offering a rebate or reduced interest rate, etc. Or perhaps the local NY dealership is offering a great deal. Several times a year manufacturers do this – usually while trying to get rid of 2018 inventory to make room for 2019.
Financing: Some NY dealerships offer buy here pay here for those that don’t qualify for traditional bank personal or car loans. Other dealerships work with several lenders that can shop around your loan to find you the best interest rate depending on the term of the loan you are looking for.
Trade-Ins: Just like deals, if you are trading in an old vehicle sometimes dealers offer a special that provide higher trade in values than normal. Like cash for clunkers programs, etc. You still want to be sure the dealership you choose offers the best value for your trade. Do you homework and check the value of your vehicle before you go using NADA or Kelley Blue Book for example.
Your local dealer can give you information on all available deals and incentives. You can use the dealer locator on the GNYADA’s website to find a dealer close to you. Just choose the manufacturer of the type of car you are looking for and you’ll find dealer’s in your area.
Don’t forget to give your insurance agent a call to see how the vehicle you are considering will affect your car insurance. As always, anytime you have questions or changes please contact us!