Buying a new vehicle can feel like a scary experience. But it doesn’t have to be.
There are a lot of common fears that can come with buying a new vehicle. Fortunately, many of these fears are based either on longstanding rumors or have become rare to the point of nonexistence. If your new vehicle anxiety is peaking, here are five reasons you should put your nerves at ease.
1. You don’t need to know anything about cars to buy a good one.
If all you know about cars is how to drive one, you might be nervous to walk into a dealership. Fortunately, even the biggest automotive greenhorn can still walk away with the keys to a perfect vehicle. Your salesperson can listen to everything you’d want out of a vehicle, and they can show you everything on the lot that fits your needs.
It doesn’t matter if you want a vehicle with a certain feature or you want one in a certain color. No request is too small for your salesperson to fulfill. In most cases, your salesperson will walk you through all of the car’s features to help you decide if it’s right for you.
2. Haggling over the price isn’t necessary for a good deal.
Many rumors might lead you to believe that a poker face and a master’s degree in negotiation are necessary to buy a new car at a fair price. But the truth is, the best deals you can get on a new car can require no haggling at all.
Thanks to the internet, most dealerships offer comparable and competitive pricing. Car salespeople know this, so the price you’re offered is usually close to the best price possible right out the gate. What’s more, both dealerships and car manufacturers can offer awesome discounts especially if you want to finance. Sure, if you have a specific monthly budget you want to adhere to, your salesperson will find a deal that suits your needs. Otherwise, there’s no pressure to fish for a great deal.
3. Awesome new car warranties will give you peace of mind.
Even if you aren’t afraid of buying a vehicle, maintaining it might be a different story. Fortunately, not only are new vehicles built sturdier than ever, your warranty should cover practically anything that could go wrong with it.
This is basically years of peace of mind before you need to start getting concerned.
4. You can take as much (or as little) time as you want.
Some people think buying a car will take up their entire day. Others are worried about being rushed into a car and out of the dealership. Both of these scenarios couldn’t be farther from the truth.
If you want to test drive three different vehicles before making your decision, knock yourself out. If you know what car you want and just want to be in and out of the dealership ASAP, you could wrap up your visit in an hour or two. Buying a car should be no different than a visit to the grocery store: you’re free to browse the goods for however long you want.
5. Pushy car salespeople are a thing of the past.
Decades ago, car salespeople were notorious for using aggressively shady tactics to “earn your business.” And while there are still bad apples out there, this stereotype simply isn’t true today.
As mentioned above, the advent of new technology has changed the way dealerships sell cars. Similarly, car salespeople have learned that the best customer is a happy customer. The best salespeople in the business aren’t just looking to sell you one car: they want to be the person you turn to for every car you buy in the future as well. This means they’ll do everything they can to keep you as happy as possible, especially when it comes to finding the car that’s right for you.
If the thought of talking to car salespeople has scared you in the past, then rest assured that you have nothing to worry about. And if you can find a salesperson that you really enjoy working with, then you’ll never have to worry about dealing with a bad salesperson again.