January 10, 2022
Buying Your First Car? Be Wise and Careful
Buying a car can be stressful, especially if it’s your first time and you don’t know much about it. You need to research, inspect your vehicle prospects in person, and of course, negotiate with dealerships.
Negotiating is normal when purchasing a car. Dealers will almost always try to sell you flashier and costlier vehicles. After all, that’s how they make their profits. The bigger the vehicle’s selling price is, the higher their commissions will be.
Though some car salesmen genuinely look out for their customers’ best interest, others are just out to make a fast buck.
Be prepared before you head out to your dealer to negotiate. Veteran Car Donations has listed five helpful tips below that can help ensure that you come out on top when negotiating with a car dealer.
- Stick to your budget.
Car dealers will try to upsell you something that’s just a “little more” over your budget. You might be tempted to grab the offer, seeing that the car’s price is only just a bit more than what you planned to pay for. However, hang tough and don’t give in. If you do, you might find yourself getting convinced in making unnecessary add-on purchases.
- Shop around.
Visit several dealerships and see which ones can give you the best offer. Some may even try to outdo their competition by giving you added incentives or discounts.
- Take time to talk to the manager.
The sales personnel at dealerships want to sell you high-priced vehicles so they can get big commissions. Managers, on the other hand, focus more on the quotas that they’re required to hit. Talk with them and you might find yourself getting an amazing deal.
- Have your financing pre-approved.
If you’re not paying in cash, make sure you’re ready with your financing options. This can convince dealers to offer you lower rates once you accept their financing deal.
- Make sure you do the math.
Do the required math in full. Don’t just focus on the monthly payments. Add the fees, overall interest, and other add-ons. This can arm you with the knowledge that can help you haggle a better deal.
Some Veterans Can Only Dream of Having a Car
Buying a car is a luxury that not everyone can afford. If you’re considering buying one, then you’re already pretty fortunate!
Some of our former soldiers don’t even have a roof over their heads, let alone a car. The transition phase to civilian life isn’t a walk in the park for many of our vets, leading them to struggle with tough challenges in life. They grapple with disabilities, homelessness, unemployment, as well as physical and mental illnesses.
If you’ve got an old car that’s just gathering dust in your garage or backyard, then you have an opportunity to help the needy veterans in your community. By handing over that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, you’ll be supporting the disadvantaged and underserved veterans in your area.
We will put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
It’s easy to donate to us and completely hassle-free. Just get in touch with us and we’ll walk you through our quick and easy donation process every step of the way.
Once we’ve sold your car, you’ll be entitled to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season as a reward for your generous donation.
You’ll also get to enjoy our free towing service, which is available to our donors in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure of doing something extraordinary that can help improve the lives of our nation’s hurting heroes.
We accept almost all vehicle types, including those that are no longer working properly.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may send us a message here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.
Turn Your Old Ride into an Instrument of Hope
Your car may have lost some of its former beauty and power, but it can still be turned into an instrument of hope for those veterans in your community who are crying out for help. Donate it to us so we can use it to transform their lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!