Once you research your options online, you will feel empowered whether you want to use the Internet to complete your entire online purchase or if you just want to prepare for a visit to a local auto dealer. If you read up on various models before you buy, you will have a clearer picture of what you can afford and what you need, whether you are looking for a used or a new car sales. London Ontario’s Courtesy Ford Lincoln Sales has put together this guide to help you with your online shopping experience.
How to Shop Online
Browsing online is the easiest way to research your upcoming vehicle purchase these days. Consumers are prompted to shop for such a big purchase online because it provides buyers with a convenient way to find the right vehicle at the best price possible. You can find the options, fuel economy, color choices, safety ratings, and going price for a particular model that interests you when you research on the Internet.
Those who have bought cars similar to what you have your eye on have left feedback about the car on various opinion sites. Take some time to read these. There are also consumer sites that put the cars through rigorous testing and have objectively rated them. The manufacturer’s website is the place to go to find out the pricing options on a new car and decide on what specifications you want.
To get an actual car, you will need to take your wish list of what you want in a new car to a dealership. Fortunately, this can be done online as well. Many dealerships have forms for requesting a quote from them. These are often interactive and allow you to pick exactly what you want. Courtesy Ford Lincoln Sales includes a quote request form on our site.
Used Car Shopping
You will want to find out the used car history of the car you want to purchase if it is not certified by the dealer. This way you can find out if the vehicle was involved in an accident or stolen. Ordering a vehicle history report is the best way to do this because it will use the unique vehicle identification number to generate a report that tells you
• Whether it was used as a fleet vehicle or leased
• How many owners it has had and where it was owned
• Whether it suffered any collisions or other damage
• The title history of the car
• And more
You will need to investigate the seller if you plan on making your purchase through an online auction site. Consult your local automobile association, your local police department, or the Better Business Bureau if something seems questionable. Also, make sure all the paperwork to transfer ownership to you is accurate and complete to avoid complications when you buy a used car. You should always be on the lookout for scams, especially if an offer seems too good to be true.
Buyers with outstanding credit ratings may be eligible for zero percent financing. This option is rarely available to those with bad credit scores. With many car sales, London Ontario dealerships will expect for you to pay the sticker price to get a super low interest rate. This does not give you much room for negotiating a better price. Courtesy Ford Lincoln Sales has the best financing options in the region, including a 100 percent credit approval rate.
You have put in an order after gleaning all that the Web has to tell you about your car of choice. There are a few things you should check before you take delivery on the vehicle. All of the required transfer and sales documents must be in order. Your driver’s license should carry the correct address and be current. Insurance and financing on the vehicle should be arranged.
Finally, when it comes to car sales, London Ontario dealers are not always honest. Make sure the vehicle you are getting has all of the options and features you asked for. At Courtesy Ford Lincoln Sales, we will make sure you are completely satisfied with your car before you leave!