Usual Auto Dealer Tricks
Most auto dealer tricks are very well hidden, so that if the car buyer does not really understand the car selling game from the inside, he/she will probably fall for them. In this article you can find only a few of the common auto dealer tricks used to scam you.
You should start protecting yourself against car dealer fraud before you even enter the dealership. First of all research the cars you are interested in, try to narrow down your choices and find out the average cost of the model you intend to buy. If you are not well informed, the car dealer will most likely try to talk you into the car deal that is more profitable for him.
Remember, that you should be confident. Negotiate and show the dealer that you are prepared and familiar with the cars available and you have an understanding of the cost. Very often car dealers will start their negotiations at a very high price. Offer a low bid (lower than you need to pay). This way you will be able to meet at an acceptable mid-range at the end of the negotiations.
One more dealer trick is getting a consumer to pay more by different added on extras. This includes dealer warranties, special insurance plans and paint sealants, etc. When you purchased add-ons you car dealer makes hundred or even thousand dollars of profits.
Remember, that you can protect yourself against auto dealer tricks if you understand the basics on how dealerships make their profit.