Sometimes we can feel a little bit out of place while car shopping. The actual process may seem, overwhelming and frustrating, especially if you’ve never purchased a car. Understanding how to shop for the proper vehicle can save you some significant time and money.
Here to offer us some guidance Steve Mudd Jr.General Manager for Montgomery Automotive Group Louisville, Ky.
Awarded National “Top 40 Under 40” by Auto News.
Meredith G.-Jacksonville, Florida ” Steve, Should I pay cash for a car?”
Steve: “Meredith, If you have the cash to buy, then by all means, buy. When purchasing a new car, I do recommend leasing over paying cash. Leasing a car is similar to financing in many ways, but there are some fundamental differences.
Mary Evitts- Bowling Green, Kentucky “When should I walk away from a dealership?”
Steve: “Mary, there are several scenarios when you may feel uncomfortable or offended; when confronted with this situation, you should just walk away. Furthermore, lingering with a bad dealership can be just as critical as staying in any conflicted relationship; toxic.”
Chanel Watterson- Baton Rouge, Louisiana “Should I trade my car at the dealership?”
Steve: “Chanel, it’s crucial that you know trying to sell your vehicle can be tough; it’s not all that it’s hyped up to be. It can be a hassle and perhaps dangerous as well. Staying away from selling your car on your own is beneficial. Most of the time dealers have incentives for you to trade your vehicle. Contact your local dealership for information.”
Angel Mac- Detroit, Michigan “How do I negotiate for a car at the dealership?”
Steve: “Angel, I have three words for you: DO-YOUR-RESEARCH! Most of the time you can find information online. The vehicle you are inquiring about will most likely be available with a few clicks on your mobile device or computer. You’ll find that many dealers are quite transparent; implying they should offer you the vehicle that they have listed, online. From that point, it becomes much easier in negotiation for a car at the dealership.”
Nadia-North Ridge, CA Steve What should I do if I have a problem with a dealership?”
Steve: “Hey Nadia, When you have an issue with a dealership, I recommend speaking with a with the General Manager. If you believe that the GM doesn’t manage or resolve your conflict, then I would suggest you contact your local Better Business Bureau or Attorney General. I hope everything works out for you and your situation”
Laurie- Salt Lake City “Steve, how do I know if the best financing has been offered to me?”
Steve: “Laurie, financing laws have changed tremendously over the years. Follow the rule, shop, and research for a loan just as you would do when purchasing a home. Keep everyone honest including your financial institution.”
Natasha-Memphis, TN “Steve, What kind of car should I buy?”
Steve: “Natasha, I wish I could tell you, but buying a car is a personal preference. I will you this, purchasing a car is based on three questions below.”
1. What are your needs? Are you single? Do you have a family? Any kids? If you’re a mother, I recommend something with space and that is safe.
2. What do you want? Are you looking for a car that has your style or reflects your image? Are you interested in a particular color? Do you want a car for fun or reliability? What about technical features?
3. What is your budget? How much are you able to afford? Are you paying cash? You will find many individuals financing or lease their vehicle.
“Natasha, ask yourself the above questions to establish the perfect vehicle for you! Send me a picture. I would love to see what you choose!”
Linda-Atlanta, GA “Steve, What is the first step that I need take when I’m purchasing a car for my family?”
Steve: “Buying a vehicle can be a stressful transaction, especially the first step. I highly suggest the most effective and efficient way, research online before you step foot into the dealership. Make a detailed list; include the specific vehicles that you are interested in purchasing and make sure the car that you are inquiring about consist of all the amenities that you need for your family. When you arrive at the dealership, you will have the knowledge and information to compare with what the dealer is offering you. Having insight indicates to the seller that you have a grasp on buying a vehicle. Preparation will also streamline the process.”
Dynamic, diligent and generous, words to describe one of the top leaders in the automotive industry, Steve Mudd Jr.
Steve Mudd Jr.
Father of (3)
General Manager for Montgomery Automotive Group Louisville, Ky.
Awarded National “Top 40 Under 40” by Auto News.
Contact Steve: www.montgomery-chevrolet.com
5325 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: (502) 276-6526
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