If you are used to buying a new vehicle just after Christmas, trust me, you need to start now or you won’t be successful.
It’s no secret that vehicles are short in supply. To further complicate things, many of the in-transit vehicles are spoken for. That is why you need to start now, versus waiting. If you want to take advantage of Tax Code 179, or just want to take advantage of December incentives, it is last call. If you can find a vehicle coming into one of our dealers that already has a VIN assigned, do your paperwork by December 31st to qualify for Tax Code 179.
Communicate with one of our dealers. Tell them what you want, try to be flexible if possible, and let them do what they do best: make you happy.
Stick with my Certified Dealers to avoid this waste of time nonsense.
Here are some tips to help you make the process quicker and easier:
- First, be sure to start the process by emailing our dealers as prescribed below. Tell the dealer when you are going to visit them, and what you are looking for. It is a good idea to spend some time on the dealership’s website and if you find your dream car, include the stock number or VIN number.
- If you have a bank or credit union, find out the best interest rate you can get. If the dealer can match or beat that rate, you can get everything done at one time, in one visit.
- If you have frozen your credit files, unfreeze them in advance if you are going to finance.
- If you have a trade-in, go through the vehicle and remove all personal items. Try to have it clean and the tires dressed. Leave all service records in a folder on the front seat.
- If there is money owed on your trade-in, call and get a 10-day payoff from your lender. If your trade-in is paid off, take the title with you and both sets of keys. Take your current insurance card and driver license.
A car for most people is the second largest purchase you will ever make. It is always a good idea to “know someone” in the business. The sheer volume of business I send our dealers gives you a HUGE advantage and best of all it is FREE!
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