Car Buying Myths to Avoid and Tips to Follow

September 6th, 2018 by

When it comes time to buy a new car, there are several steps drivers must take to find the right one at the right price. Thanks to the internet, researching your options on everything from models to financing is easy. However, if you’re not careful, you could come across some wrong information. At Glenbrook Dodge Chrysler Jeep®, we’re helping drivers in the Auburn and Fort Wayne, IN area shop with confidence.

Car buying myths populate forums and blogs, giving shoppers “tricks” to get the best deals on a new car. While some are amusing, others can leave you walking away without the best deal. So, we’re shedding some light on the topic.

Our favorite myth is that it’s best to buy a car on a rainy day. Shoppers reason that the lot will be less crowded, and they’ll get a better deal because the dealership needs to make a sale. Unfortunately, rainy days are usually busy because so many people try this trick. Additionally, dealerships are restricted from certain discounts by the manufacturer. So when we say we have to talk to our manager, it’s not a stalling tactic; we need approval from higher up.

While some myths are fun, others can cause you to spend more time and money. One myth is that you’ll get a better price on a new car if you don’t tell the dealership you’re planning to lease or trade in until you’ve agreed on the price. Unfortunately, this slows the process down, and the cost of your new car isn’t contingent on those other factors. It’s better to use our trade-in calculator to get an estimate and be upfront.

When it comes to financing the Dodge Challenger or Jeep Renegade, there’s a myth that you’ll get a lower interest rate from a bank. This may be true, and you should see what they can offer but before you sign, compare with our financing options as there may be a better offer we can provide.

As your Fort Wayne, IN Jeep dealership, what we want most is to provide honest and quality service to our shoppers. That’s why we provide information on our site and encourage you to research all your options. When it’s time to come in for a test drive, feel free to ask us any questions and compare your options.