7 Common Car Dealership Services and Fees to Avoid


Once you have agreed on the price of a new car with the salesman, you will have to do some paperwork with the manager and the negotiation commences again! The sales manager will not just be helping you fill up the forms, but he or she is a well trained sales person who will get you into paying for as many dealership services and fees as possible. It’s imperative that you get set into negotiating for these service offers and the amount of fees which you will pay.

Here is a list of dealership fees which you should avoid.

1#. Processing fees

Most car dealerships in Cincinnati call this documentation fee and it’s intended to cover the cost of paperwork. The exact amount varies and it starts from $100 and could be as high as $400. Just like many other kinds of fee, salesmen or managers will tell you it’s not negotiable especially if you don’t ask for a review of these costs. The amount which they will be willing to slash will depend on how great the deal you got in the car is. If you got a real nice deal that cut into the company’s profit, you should expect the sales manager to fight for every dollar. If these people give in with ease, you should just know that you may have been overcharged for the car.

2#. Dealer Preparation

There are certain instances when the car dealer will need to prepare the car for you. Whether or not you will pay for this depends on you, but new cars should be ready for driving when they arrive from the factory. The things that need to be checked are the fluids, tires and the car should be washed. Some dealers may want to charge hundreds of dollars for this minimal labor.

3#. Delivery Charge

Some car manufacturers have been charging to transport the car from the factory to the dealership shop. For most of the buyers, this should be a reasonable charge. But the problem is that some dealers charge buyers up to twice the actual cost which is unfair.

4#. Advertising Fee

To ensure that they recover their advertising expenses, car dealers charge every buyer some money. These charges are included in the invoice price that is billed to the dealers. But again, the problem with many dealers is that they make their customers pay a higher amount that could even be twice the cost. You should be vigilant and ask the dealer to remove that cost.

5#. Etching Vehicle Identification Number

Many insurers and police department encourage car buyers to get their VIN numbers edged into the window of the car for identification purposes for security purposes. When you do it at the dealership, you could be forced to pay $200 or more. It’s better to get this edged somewhere else.

6#. Fabric Protection

Most modern fabrics don’t need any protection, but most dealers will insist doing it. However, if your family is messy, you could consider getting basic protection stuff and applying it on your own.

7#. Paint protection

Dealers know that car buyers will always love seeing their cars paint look as good as new and they will use this to charge you more to offer paint protection.

Author Bio:-

This post is created by Sam. In this post he wants to explain about car dealership in Cincinnati.


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