An auto broker is a professional car buyer who shops on behalf of their clients. Here are some of the areas that highlight the benefits of using a car broker for your next car purchase.
Getting a car loan might seem is, but you may not walk away with a good deal if you don't have a good understanding of the process. Auto brokers have a thorough understanding of auto loans and can help you get a good deal. For example, your broker probably already knows where to get loans with small or no application fees and which financiers may accept your less-than-stellar credit score, among other things.
Fees and Taxes
The purchase price is not the only thing you pay when you buy a car. Other common fees include documentation, vehicle registration, and advertising, among other fees. There is also a sales tax, which usually includes state and local government taxes.
A broker can navigate the fee and taxes landscape efficiently and even eliminate some of the unnecessary ones. For example, your broker may get rid of the dealer preparation fee, which some dealers charge for cleaning the vehicle before you assume its ownership.
Add-ons are car accessories or services that the dealer adds on top of what the car came with from the manufacturer. Common add-ons include floor mats, tinting, anti-theft devices, and wheel lock's, among others. Some of these add-ons are necessary while others are just a dealer's way of getting more money from you.
Even for the necessary accessories or services, you might be able to get better offers elsewhere. The problem is that many people don't know which accessories they should get from the dealer and which ones to give a wide berth. A car broker can ensure that you only get the necessary accessories and at a good price.
When you go to buy a car, everything is negotiable even if the salesperson claims otherwise. The loan rates, add-ons, and even price are all negotiable. Negotiation is an acquired skill, and since an experienced broker has negotiated more deals than average car buyer, the broker is likely to get a better deal than you.
Lastly, car buying is a lengthy process, time that you may not have. Going to dealerships, analyzing loans, testing cars, and negotiating prices take time. If you are busy, you are better off spending the time on your day job as the broker shops for you.