4. Don’t Fall For The Extra Features or Options
The extra features in cars these days are where the dealership and car companies make most of their money. Most options like Bluetooth and Sunroofs may come standard in some models. But the extra’s like “cooled seats”, or “heated steering wheel” are usually very expensive and rarely used. Make sure that when you are dealing with salespeople they don’t “trick” you into getting a car with options you don’t need. Many car dealerships and car manufacturers give big big discounts on cars with less options because they are seen as less desirable. Go for these cars if you are looking for the lowest possible price.
3. Never Get Additional Warranty or Wear and Tear Programs
This is by far one of the highest profit margin items a car dealership can sell you. They make so much money on maintenance packages, wear and tear programs, and additional warranties past the manufacturer warranty. Most cars come with decent standard warranty programs. And the chances of you using additional warranty programs is slim to none. Most times the dealership charges $2000 to $5000 extra for these packaged items which they will discount even further to entice you to bite. Don’t fall for discounts on these add-ons they don’t cost the dealership anything and are usually pure profit out of your own pocket.