Will You Negotiate the Best Vehicle Deal?

In order to walk out of a car dealership feeling like you got the best deal possible, you definitely have to be skilled when comes to the art of negotiation.

That said knowing how to do some give-and-take of course doesn’t hurt.

Whether you are looking for a brand new car or a used one, it is important that you do your research ahead of time.

What cars or trucks are the most popular sellers at this time? Which vehicles tend to have the greatest durability over time? Are certain vehicles going to severely inflate your auto insurance rates? Which cars or trucks tend to get pulled over most often by law enforcement? What is the likelihood that the vehicle you are thinking of purchasing will turn out to be a lemon?

Those are but a few of the questions that you should be able to answer with some confidence, thus aided by the research you do before ever setting foot in a dealership.

As you prepare for your next vehicle sooner or later, will you negotiate the best vehicle deal?

Research and Shop Around Before Signing the Papers

So that you can get the best deal out there, be it with Chapman VW or another dealer closer to where you reside, remember a few important pointers:

  1. Know your data – You can’t walk into a car dealership or just about any other business without having some research under your belt. If you do go in without having done your homework, you could easily get taken to school (no pun intended). With the help of the Internet and family and friends, there is no reason you can’t educate yourself on the best vehicle deals out there. While you don’t have to know how every single dollar is broken down on the sticker price, educating yourself on what the vehicle includes, how it tests against comparable vehicles etc. is not something to be taken for granted;
  2. Decide what is important – Unless you are raking in major dollars these days, you will likely have to make a couple of decisions as to which amenities you can and can’t include on your new or used vehicle purchase. That being the case, it is important to sit down and determine which extras really are necessary, along with which ones are more cosmetic than anything else. Sure, you may have to pass on those heated seats or that sound system that would make you feel like you were in the first row of a rock concert, but saving some money now can mean more money in your pocket down the road for another vehicle purchase;
  3. Avoid a bad attitude – Look, negotiating for a new or used vehicle can be stressful, but you can’t go into the process with negativity throughout your mind. Yes, you may not get the exact deal you desire, but receiving a good deal is better than either a bad one or having to bounce around from dealership to dealership. The majority of salespeople are there to make the best sale possible for their bosses, but they’re also there to make a sale at the end of the day. If they can give away a few “extras” to you in order to get the sale done, nine out of 10 are likely to do that. If you go into the experience with a positive attitude and are friendly towards your salesperson, you are much more likely to get out of the showroom with the majority of items you want on your vehicle of choice.

If the time has arrived for you to start negotiating on a new or used car or truck, make the most of the situation.

Yes, there could be some moments of stress and angst, but you do have control of the situation for the most part.

By being an informed vehicle buyer, you can go into the process with much more confidence than if you were just trying to wing it.

Do your research, stand your ground without being rude, and more than likely come home with the best negotiated vehicle deal you could have received.

When that happens, you can drive off knowing you did your job.