Whether you want to buy a new or pre-owned car, it's just as important to choose the right dealership as it is to choose the right car. If you select the right car dealership for your experience, you'll get excellent service, great financing, and a wonderful selection of automobiles that meet your budget needs. Here are things to look for in a car dealership to help you in your car buying adventure.
Hours of operation
If you have a limited window to car shop, then you need a car dealership that has extended and weekend hours. Choose an auto dealer that is open every day or has late hours. If you have a specific car in mind, a car salesman may even be willing to meet with you on the lot during odd hours to help you in your car shopping experience. You'll need to ask for this type of special service in advance and have it approved through a dealer's management.
You want a dealership that carries the brand of cars you like, such as Kia or another popular vehicle make. Many used car lots feature a variety of cars to select from since they get trade-ins and buy from independent sellers on a regular basis. Choose a dealer who has access to the brands of cars you like or carries models you are considering already. You can look at a car dealership's inventory online if you don't want to go to the lot.
Can you speak to a dealership representative easily on the phone, or are you put on hold or sent to voicemail more often than not? Can you email or text a dealership and get a rapid response? You want a dealership who will communicate with you clearly and rapidly so you know they value your time.
If you plan on financing your new or used vehicle, you need a car dealership that either features in-house financing or has access to local banks to help you get into your new vehicle easily. Choose a dealership that works with people of all credit scores so even if your own financial record isn't the best, you'll still be able to get assistance. Remember: even if you get financed for a vehicle, it's still best to have a down payment to make your monthly payments easier. Your car dealership representative will help you with any financing questions you have.
For more information, reach out to a pre-owned Kia dealer near you.