Whether you have lived in Auburn your whole life or just moved there for school, chances are that you will eventually need to purchase a car from a local dealership. So how does the new car buying process work? Well, that’s exactly what I hope to explain with this article.
There are several things to think about when evaluating a car dealership in Auburn, Alabama. The first for me is how professional do they appear? Are they lounging around and not prepared to assist you? When they do assist you, are they educated about the product? If you sense they are not interested in you or not interested in knowing their product, find another place to go. Your experience will not be a good one in one of the most important purchases you will make. For the cost of a vehicle, it should be a great experience.
Even before you arrive at the dealership, you should know something about the vehicle you are intending to buy. How does it fare in Consumer Reports? What are the general comments about the car on a Google search? Although knowing about vehicles may not be your forte or may not be of interest to you to study, you will be able to tell if the vehicle will be what you want it to be for the years you will own it. You will also be able to evaluate the aforementioned item. Is this dealer knowledgeable? Do they know their own product? If so, you have passed the initial test and can more safely proceed with what follows.
While having a good personal relationship can be important, remember that it is the vehicle that is point of interest. A good salesperson will speak intelligently about the vehicle and show you around the vehicle, demonstrating the functions and features. In the end, are you looking at a product you fully understand and would be happy to own? Can this salesperson help you make the deal about a product you are pleased with?
In the Auburn area, dealerships such as Kia of Auburn have years of experience in selling and maintaining vehicles. Their staff knows the importance of good customer service, especially after the sale. You may be happy with the product you buy, but the chances are you will have to bring it back for service or maintenance. If you have to do this, do you have an acceptable place to go? This is definitely not the least of the items you should be interested in. A good car buying experience continues after the paperwork has been signed.
Finally, does the dealership partner with a wide variety of financial providers? Often a local Auburn dealership is working with the vehicle manufacturer to provide the standard financing, but there could be better financing available. Find out of you are trapped with the standard financing, or if the dealership can provide options in leasing or buying that meet your needs. You may check this with a few like dealerships to see who is providing the best financial service and convenience.