Car Buying Tips Porterville CA

There is an old saying in the car business that states the "best price" during a sales transaction is the one that makes the dealer and the customer both happy"regardless of the actual dollar amount. During the negotiation process consumers are focused on maximizing the discount. The dealer, on the other hand, is interested in making the customer happy while still earning a profit.

Monarch Ford
(559) 592-3800
132 N D Street
Exeter, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Brian Rich Complete Auto Detail
(559) 679-7435
286 East Lynn Avenue
Tulare, CA
Hours
7 days a week, 24/7 by appointment only
Prices and/or Promotions
Car Detailing Service

Anaheim Kawasaki
(714) 563-1700
1120 S Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair,Auto Dealers

Porsche AUDI Mazda Oakland
(510) 893-7282
2560 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Chevrolet Commercial and Medium Duty Trucks Sales and Service Wm L
(805) 524-0333
1024 West Ventura Street
Fillmore, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers

Tulare Honda Sea Doo
(559) 686-4777
3809 N Mooney Boulevard
Tulare, CA
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Auto Dealers

Anaheim Mitsubishi
(866) 493-3499
1300 S Auto Center Drive
Anaheim, CA
Services
Radiator Repair,Service Stations,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Red Bluff Chrysler Dodge Jeep Service Department
(530) 527-5314
1106 Main Street
Red Bluff, CA
Services
Truck Parts,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Cabral Chrysler Jeep Suzuki
(209) 823-1148
1145 W Yosemite Ave
Manteca, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Used Truck Dealer,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Leons Automotive Center
(818) 705-2288
18102 Victory Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
Services
Electrical Repair,Auto Dealers

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There is an old saying in the car business that states the "best price"during a sales transaction is the one that makes the dealer and thecustomer both happy"regardless of the actual dollar amount. During thenegotiation process consumers are focused on maximizing the discount.The dealer, on the other hand, is interested in making the customerhappy while still earning a profit.

Automobile dealers are operating a business. Like most otherestablishments, they must generate enough revenue to cover overheadexpenses. At a car dealership, these include payments on the property,loans on the vehicle inventory, insurance premiums, advertising costs,and wages for the staff in the business office. In addition, cardealers must pay a percentage of every transaction to the salespersonand finance manager. Industry-wide, there is no simple rule to put adollar amount on how much a dealer should make on the sale of one car,but they assuredly deserve to make something (especially if one expectsthe dealer to be in business for service and warranty work thefollowing year).

It is important to know the ballpark invoice price of the new vehicle,and the value of any incentives and rebates offered by the manufacturerto the dealer or to the customer. However, you should also be awarethat most new vehicles carry a "holdback" amount, which is typically apercentage of the invoice or MSRP that the dealer draws upon to financethe loans used to stock the vehicles at the dealership.

You should also know that the vehicle manufacturer frequently pays"spiffs" to the sales staff in amounts ranging from $50 to much morethan that, depending on the make and model, and how well the model isselling. The more cars a salesperson sells in a month, the higher theper-car "spiff" amount is. Sometimes additional "spiffs" are in effectfor just a day, or just a weekend, as an additional incentive to getthe sales staff to move the metal.
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