Posted Monday, May 15, 2017
Unfortunately, the nature of a sales job means the person selling a product might not always be 100% honest with you. But that doesn't mean there aren't great, honest used car dealerships out there. In fact, there are a good many. The key is knowing how to find them and what to do when you get there.
If you're in the market for a used car and are one of the many people searching for a vehicle under $5,000, here are a few tips that can help you locate a reliable sales rep to assist you in your search for a used car.
Start on the Internet
The best place to start your used car search is on the internet. Here, you should look up at least a few different models and see what they typically sell for. Armed with this knowledge and with your personal preferences, you can confidently go into a dealership and know whether or not they're asking more than necessary for used cars for sale.
Phone a Friend
More often than not, a referral is going to be your best bet in finding a reliable, reputable used car dealership. If someone you know and trust has worked with a particular company or salesperson before and recommends them, odds are you'll be in good hands. In addition, it never hurts to check online reviews of a pre-owned dealership before you make a trip to visit in person.
Find a Knowledgeable Rep
Once you've found the perfect dealership, it's time to decide if the sales rep is trustworthy. In general, a sales rep should be knowledgeable about the make and model of the cars you're looking at. Asking a few questions after having done your research should clue you in as to whether or not a rep is truly honest and knowledgeable.