A person may have worked long hours and are tired after work. Then one day his/her car breaks down and it costs an “arm and a leg” to repair it. A person would probably rather purchase a new vehicle. The hardest parts is to make time to go to the dealership and then tries to wheel and deal to get a good price and maybe don’t know what expect with the financing, fees, add-ons, taxes and the hurried, pressured nature of the dealership.
How do you know if you are getting ripped off? You might not know you are getting ripped off until after you have purchased the car, and that can be really frustrating. How do you avoid it? How about hiring an auto broker who is more experience and knows how the dealerships work to get you a good deal on a brand new or used car.
Auto brokers usually charge a fee for their services. One thing you should do is negotiate an agreement for a flat fee service. This way, the broker only makes money when he/she finds a great deal for you and doesn’t increase the fees when you are put in a more expensive car. Fees for these services usually can start at $200 and can go as high as $1,000, based on the car you’re buying and whether it is a new or used model.
These charges may be worth it in the busy lives of a person. You can easily tell a broker what type of vehicle, model, color, add-ons requests like black interior leather seats, navigation system, and so on, and then let the broker do all the researching to find you the car you desire. Also, if you’re not a professional car buyer, why walk into a dealership and try to negotiate with a professional car seller only to get conned.
I personally had a good experience with an auto broker. I hired a person who worked for a company called, ‘Car Source Auto Broker’. I didn’t pay the dealership ticket price plus fees or the lowest price, but I paid an estimated $1500-$2000 cheaper than the ticket price after all the taxes, registrations, and other fees. With the convenience, no hard work, and money saved, I enjoyed the experience and would recommend.
Once an auto broker gets a good deal on a brand new or used car, a person may get excited and might want to tune up the look by getting rims, a spoiler, R1concepts premium drilled/slotted rotors, body kits, to make the car look nice, clean, and styling.