Ultimate Guide for Shopping Chevrolet
Founded back in 1911, by Louis Chevrolet, the Chevrolet company, which is often referred to as Chevy, has a reputation of its own and a huge fan following. It only makes sense that if you aren’t already a part of that following, then you want to be soon enough.
“As a leading Chevy dealership… we offer a wide selection of new Chevrolet, including the Chevrolet Colorado, Camaro, Bolt, Corvette, Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500HD, Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, Sonic, Spark, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Trax, Volt and the SS.” – Clay Cooley
Before you get to Googling “Chevy dealership near me” and heading on over to dealership, consider the following tips.
- Prior to even stepping foot in a Chevrolet dealership, you need to know what kind of car you want. If you have kids, maybe you should be looking for a van or large SUV. If it is just you, maybe you want something sportier. Either way, know what you want before you go.
- Shop around before you even go to the dealership. If you spend some time on local Chevy dealer’s websites, you can learn about incentives that are offered. If you know what one dealership is offering, you can use it as a negotiating point and may be able to get a better deal.
- Prior to purchasing a used Chevy car, truck or SUV, arrange to have an impartial mechanic check it out. A mechanic can offer an impartial opinion about the vehicle and determine whether the car has hidden damage from previous accidents or being submersed in mud, muck water.
- Check out com if you want to customize your car from the ground up. While the cars on the dealership lot may be the kind of car, you want, a number of car manufacturers give you the opportunity to customize the car a bit with color and features. You may have to wait a few weeks more to get your car, but it might be worth it.
- Ask your friends about what they hear. Looking back on their experiences, do they feel they did the right thing? Are they sorry they purchased the vehicle? What things are they hearing about different cars that are out there? Get their input for better insight.
- Never buy a vehicle unless you have taken a test drive. Heck, test drive Chevy Corvette while you’re there just because it’s a thrill to do! But seriously, it’s important that you find out how a particular car handles, even if you’ve driven this exact model before.
- Almost every salesperson is going to at least attempt to “upsell” you in an effort to get a bigger sale – don’t hate the player, hate the game. However, don’t let them pressure you into the next model up or features you don’t need. If they claim not to have the model you are looking for in stock, only the “better” one, ask if they can locate one at another dealer.
- In order to test drive some different Chevrolet makes and models, make sure you bring your license and insurance card with you. Many dealers will want a photo copy of them before you drive. This is just to protect them in case someone steals or damages a car. If you do not have them with you, they might not let you test drive.
- Those of you who are in the market for a certified pre-owned vehicle would be wise to check the cars certification checklist. This will allow you to be sure that all components have been inspected and everything is in order allowing you to buy with a great deal of confidence.
- Read all the documents that are presented to you when you purchase a new car. They will usually have a large stack for you to sign. Don’t feel pressured into signing anything that you do not understand. If you do not understand something, ask about it before signing. Until you sign your name to all the paperwork, you can walk out of the dealership and not owe a dime.
- Those who have bad credit end up at a buy-here pay-here dealership. Be very careful of these places. They often buy cars at auction for little money and the majority of the money they make is off of the high interest rates they charge. Try to get a loan from a bank, not the dealership.
- When looking to buy a new or used Chevy vehicle, make sure that you never elude to the fact of how much money you have on your person. You only want to talk about what you think you should put down in regards to the terms and price of the vehicle being discussed.
Now that you’ve checked out these tips, it should be a little easier to shop for that new Chevrolet Tahoe or sporty Camaro or whatever you get the keys to. No matter which Chevy you buy, you’re already a winner because you chose the premier American car manufacturer.
There’s nothing more classic than a Chevrolet!