If you are planning to trade in your old car and buy a new car, you might be surprised to find that there is a lot more to buying a new car than simply going to a dealership and picking the car that you like. Just as no two brands of car are the same, you will find that no two car dealerships are the same. While two dealerships might sell the exact same car, all car dealerships are independently owned and operated.
For the buyer this can mean a lot of things, starting with a different selection of vehicles to choose from and different pricing structures and ending with how you will be treated before, during and after the sale. The majority of car buyers neglect to consider how they will be treated at the dealership and instead tend to focus only on the price of the vehicle they are interested in buying.
In order to get started on your odyssey to buy a new car, you need to spend time researching all of the different cars you are interested in buying. Take the time to read consumer reports, look for problems, complaints, recalls and any other reason that could possibly cause you to remove the vehicle from your list of potential new cars.
Once you have your final list of vehicles you are still interested in buying, you can start to look for a dealership to buy your car from. This is a very important step and you should not base your decision on price alone. In most cases all dealers will work with you on the final price of the car in order to make the sale.
If you are serious about buying a particular car, you should use the Internet to research all of the dealers in your area that carry this particular car.
The next thing you need to consider is what happens after the sale. A good dealership will call you a few days after you have taken possession of your new car to see if you are still happy with your purchase. They should also ask if you have any questions about your new car or any of the features. This is something that so many dealerships fail to do and while not a disqualifier is definitely something to consider.
Finally, since you are looking at buying a new car, you need to know that the dealership has a service department that is going to take good care of your new car. Over the course of the time you are going to own your car, it will need routine maintenance as well as possible repairs if it should break down. The dealership should have a full service department staffed by trained and certified technicians.
Not only should they be factory trained, top automotive technicians are also ASE certified. This is a national program that tests technicians for their knowledge and skill in several specific areas of automotive technology. Only the best pass these tests and become certified. You can also ask around and look online to see what type of reputation their service department has.
Talk to the service manager and ask about pick up and drop off services, what are their hours, do they offer a loaner car for warranty repairs and what type of turnaround time you are looking at for the average repair. You need to know that your brand new car is going to get the best quality of service to keep it running and in great condition for as long as you own it and keep the resale value as high as possible when the time comes to trade it in.
If you are looking at buying a new car and want a dealership that is going to meet or exceed all of these expectations, look no further than Hooman Nissan. We are proud to offer the complete line of Nissan cars, SUVs and trucks at the best prices. More importantly we offer superior after the sales service and one of the best service departments in the area.