When buying a used car, you want to do everything possible to get the best deal. What you might not realize is that used car dealerships have ways of making you spend more than you need.
As discussed in our video “Questions to NEVER answer on a car lot,” there are a few questions you want to avoid answering until later in the car purchasing process.
Here are some questions you want to avoid answering:
- 1. Will you be paying for the car in cash or with financing?
- 2. What’s your credit like?
- 3. How much money are you going to be putting down?
- 4. Are you trading in? How much is your existing car worth?
Questions like these allow used car dealers to pre-qualify you before you’ve even had a chance to look around.
These are all critical questions to answer once you’ve decided which car you’ll buy, have all the important people present, and have received an offer from the dealership. Until then, keep your answers to yourself.
The next time you evaluate used car dealerships, remember these tips to save yourself time, money, and trouble.