Common Questions People Have for Their Car Dealers

January 14th, 2019 by

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It’s normal to have a lot of questions for your salesperson when you go to buy a vehicle. In fact, it’s a good idea to have your questions listed out beforehand. We hear all kinds of questions at Thompson Sales, so to give you some answers before you come in, we’ve put together some of the most common ones. Check them out below!

What Is the Warranty?

You’ll want to know exactly what the warranty covers and how long the warranty lasts. Find out if it’s a basic warranty or if it’s a powertrain warranty. You want to know what repairs are covered so you don’t have any surprise costs in the future if you have to bring your car in for maintenance.

What Are Common Repairs for the Vehicle?

You can do a little research online about people’s experiences with the make and model of the vehicle you’re planning on buying, but it doesn’t hurt to ask your salesperson too. They can give you an idea of the repairs they’ve seen commonly done on the vehicle so that you know what to expect. 

Do You Take Trade-Ins?

The easiest way to sell your old car is to trade it in while getting a new one. Make sure your dealership accepts trade-ins if you plan on doing this in the future. 

What Are Your Financing Options?

Financing through your dealership can often be your best, and easiest, type of financing. Be sure to ask about their rates. The dealership should be happy to check them for you to see what kind of deal you can get.

What Is the Vehicle’s History?

You can ask your dealer to give you a full history of any accidents or upgrades that a used vehicle might have received. You can also see previous owners and how many miles they put on the vehicle. 

Can I Take It For a Test Drive?

Of course you can! If your dealership isn’t letting you take the vehicle for a test drive, then walk away. Most dealerships will encourage you to try the vehicle out first. That way you can get a feel for it and see if it’s the right vehicle for you. 

Choose Thompson Sales

If you’re interested in buying a new or used vehicle, Thompson Sales is always happy to help. Our expert sales staff can answer all your questions and find you a great vehicle. We also have an auto shop in case you’re in need of maintenance. Contact us today for more information or visit our lot to see what we have available!