Car buying is stressful enough. When you are in the market for your next vehicle, remember to read this over and get ready for your next Austin car sales experience in a more relaxed and professional way by being prepared. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure it is as comfortable as possible.
1. Don’t just show up at a dealership.
Establish communication with a specific salesperson ahead of time. Use the website or Facebook marketplace and set an appointment to see a vehicle. It is the best way to make sure your needs are met in a timely and orderly fashion if you have arranged a time for yourself. Make sure to arrive on time or cancel if there is a change in plans. Remember, sales people rely on appointments for feeding their families, if the appointment does not show, they lose their turn, as well as an opportunity to make money for several hours that day because they have to wait for you in case you arrive late.
2. Know your credit score and what interest rate you can get.
There are few things worse on both sides of the table is spending hours test driving that new BMW or Mercedes around the Austin streets only to come back, fill out some paperwork and find out you have a 570 rather than 750 credit score. A high and low score can make or break you, even if you make plenty of money to make the payment. Besides, having an idea of what your interest rate will be is very helpful in choosing your overall budget. Be ready to know what your limits are, if any before you go in.
3. Get a feel for the market.
Know which cars are popular and why. Cars like the Lexus GS, Jaguar XF, even some Audi’s and Land Rovers are slower off the showroom floor so they can be priced to move. Market demand makes a huge difference. However, if you want a Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, or BMW X3, you need to know so do a lot of other people, so a dealership knows it will not be long before someone buys it no questions asked. Try to pick two or three options rather than holding fast to one exact car, flexibility can get you a lot in car buying.
4. Try to select the vehicle you want from their website.
If you have an idea of what you want, check out our website for something similar. We also offer cars on the Facebook marketplace. Once you find what you want, contact us to see if it is still here and set an appointment. We will make sure to have it cleaned and ready for your arrival. Also remember, we price most of our inventory to be haggle free. We like our car buying experience to be happy and smooth, we know people dread price negotiation, so we make an effort to have our inventory already priced better than other dealerships to avoid this hassle. We want you to have an easy, stress0free transaction.
5. Schedule an appointment for mid-week.
Weekends are a slower time for you, but they are not for us. This is the day everyone wants to come to see us for obvious reasons. The experience is often more crowded, confusing and rushed. We want you to be relaxed and happy when you come to look at your choice. While many have no choice, if you can set a mid-week appointment during the day, you will not regret it. There is something beautiful about having a less crowded and less stressful location to conduct business.
So, after you have prepared yourself, pick up the phone or hit us on the internet to schedule an appointment to take a look at that car you have selected. You have done your homework and know what you want. We will soon have a third location up by the end of the year in Pflugerville, Texas so remember, no matter where you are in the greater Austin area, we can meet your car needs, call us today if you have any other questions!