Inflation has hit a lot of families hard and big-ticket purchases, like buying a used or new vehicle, can have an especially dramatic impact on budgets. Fortunately, there are some strategies shoppers can use to save money, including at used car dealerships.
It’s especially smart to search out tips from industry experts. Among the folks who should be at the top of your list: former car salespeople.
These industry experts can leverage insider knowledge to help folks save money.
With the car market being pretty hot as of late, it’s difficult to get a good deal in terms of price. This is true even for dealers. The car owners selling cars are demanding more money, and often, they can get it. As a result, used car lots have to ask more for the vehicle.
Rather than focusing only on price, a shopper may be able to get the car reconditioned. They might ask not just for a deep clean, but perhaps some maintenance as well, such as oil changes or new tires. It might be easier for the dealership to offer these services rather than a steep discount on the price. At the same time, the customer still saves money.