Thinking about buying from a dealer but have some reservations? Here are some tips on why buying from a dealer may be right for you:
- Guaranteed Title
When you buy a car from a licensed motor dealer, you're guaranteed the title to that vehicle. If there is any finance owing on the car from a previous owner, it's covered by the dealer.
Dealers offer a statutory warranty on most cars under 10 years and with less than 160,000km on the clock. Some will also offer extended warranties (note: these can vary between states and some have added cost).
- Finance, Insurance, Servicing and more
Dealers can offer more than just the car. They're also able to offer optional extras such as finance and insurance to paint protection and accessories, sometimes at a discount. Dealers often offer workshop and servicing facilities to keep your car running smoothly too.
- Specialist advice
Not sure what you're after or how far your budget will take you? Dealers can help you narrow down what options are right for you.
- Trade in old for new
Almost all dealers will take trade-ins, allowing you the convenience of driving in and out on the same day you pick up your new car.
- Car inspections
Dealers will often put cars through their paces with a thorough inspection before putting them up for sale. You can also order your own independent inspection through RedBook Inspect.
- Code of Ethics
Dealers are often members of the Motor Trades Association in their state, and members have a strict code of ethics they operate within their business.