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Many people are weary when they buy a vehicle from a car dealership because of rumours and stories they’ve heard over the years. However, the majority if not all of what they hear is most likely false, as dealerships wouldn’t be able to stay in business if these claims were true. Here are some of the most common myths about car dealerships.

 

1)      I can trick the salesman into a better deal

This is completely untrue as the salesperson has already seen every scheme that customers try and pull. Just because you act uninterested doesn’t mean that the salesperson will suddenly offer you a better deal than the previous customer.

 

2)      You should avoid first year models

While this may have been true 40 years ago when American cars used to be recalled, it isn’t true anymore. Carmakers now spend years making and testing a new vehicle before they put it on the market, so you won’t have to worry about a carmaker trying to sell you a lemon.

 

3)      The salesman is trying to rip you off when he check with his manager

As much as we like to think salespeople are trying to pull a fast one when they check with their boss, it very rarely is true. Almost always, the salesperson is checking to see if the dealership can afford to do the deal, so they can get you to sign off on it.

 

Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger