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Is it bad to go to a car dealership without a plan?

Is it bad to go to a car dealership without a plan?

But if you mosey into a car dealership lacking a plan, there is a good chance you’ll come out with a crater-size hole in your bank account. Not only that, your misspent Saturday morning could haunt you for years to come. A car purchase should not be an impulse buy.

What happens if dealer does not give you copy of CIN?

The dealer would have given you a copy of the CIN when you bought the car. If any of the information given about the security interest is wrong on the CIN, ie the box was not ticked, then it is invalid and you have full ownership rights. This means the finance company can’t take the vehicle from you.

What should I do Before I go back to the dealer?

Contact the dealer and warranty insurer before you do anything else. Don’t get the car checked by a mechanic or anyone else before you contact the dealer. You could lose your right to a remedy if you do. When you go back the dealer:

What happens if you reject a car at the dealership?

If the fault is serious, eg it can’t be repaired for a reasonable cost, you can reject the vehicle. By rejecting the vehicle, you can get a refund or a replacement of the same or similar vehicle. You must tell the dealer you are rejecting the vehicle within a reasonable amount of time.

What happens when you go to a car dealership?

But when people go to the dealership for routine maintenance, the service advisor pushes the “dealer recommended service” on them. Basically, this calls for oil changes and transmission flushes more frequently than the owner’s manual.

When to leave a car dealership in a lie?

All of the experts I spoke with said you should head for the door when you catch a dealership in a lie. That’s particularly true of bald-faced lies, such as misstating your income on a credit application.

How often are car dealership service managers wrong?

They might be right 10 to 20 percent of the time, close 20 percent of the time, and dead wrong 60 percent of the time. I had a customer go through six oxygen sensors when all it was was a shorted wire. What’s the smartest thing you can buy from the dealer? A brand-name extended service contract. So if you’re buying a Ford, get a Ford contract.

Do you have to take your car in for service at the dealer?

If you’ve ever felt you got a raw deal taking your car in for service at the dealer, our anonymous service manager says that may well be true. But he also cites a number of reasons to take your car to the dealer for work anyway—and tells how not to get the short end of the stick when you do.

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Ruth Doyle