Explaining the Truth Behind Car Buying Myths

September 17th, 2018 by

When you’re looking for a new car in the Louisville and Clarksville, IN areas, you want to go to a dealership you know you can trust. Here at Mitsubishi Store Clarksville, we know that shopping for a car isn’t always easy, so we’re doing our best to give you the right information.

For years, car buying myths claim to help shoppers get better deals by offering tips to “beat” the dealer. We’re debunking a few myths and providing solutions to help you have a better experience.

A common myth known as the rainy day myth says that shoppers get better deals when it’s raining out. Since the weather is bad, we’re more likely to do whatever we can to make a sale. In truth, rainy days are not only busy, but the weather also doesn’t affect the deals we can offer. The manufacturer sets restrictions on discounts depending on the model.

Another common myth states that dealerships won’t offer you the best financing options. The theory here is that a bank will give you lower rates and you can use that money as cash to get a better discount. While we encourage you to do your homework, we work with several institutions who specialize in automotive financing and often offer terms that may be better for you.

The final myth is the myth of parachuting. This myth suggests that dealerships offer worse discounts if you mention your trade-in upfront. Unfortunately, it just slows everything down. Furthermore, we offer a trade-in calculator which will help both parties get the most information and get you the best deal.

When it comes to car shopping in the Clarksville, IN area, it’s our goal at Mitsubishi Store Clarksville to provide excellent Mitsubishi models and service as well as honest offers. If you have any questions about shopping for a new vehicle, we invite you to contact us today.

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