When buying a car, you will be tempted by a number of options. While there is nothing wrong with considering each and every one, you need to know where to draw the line. If you don’t, you could end up paying for things you don’t need.
Did you know there are some dealer options that are nothing more than a waste of money? Your sales person may attempt to talk you into buying these, but it is a must that you stand your ground.
Here are three dealer options you don’t need:
1. Undercoating. This has been a dealer option for many years, and even though you don’t need it, some consumers continue to make the purchase.
In today’s day and age, every car that leaves the factory has the appropriate rust-proofing. Paying for an additional undercoating is a waste of money, not to mention the fact that it could void your warranty.
2. Fabric protection. Are you worried about making a mess of your car’s interior? Dealers prey on people like you, hoping that you will pay for fabric protection that provides little value.
3. Paint protection. Like most, you want your car to look shiny and new for as long as possible. This is why so many purchase paint protection from the dealer when they don’t really need to. In today’s market, most automotive paints have a durable finish that can be cleaned up nicely with nothing more than a regular wash and wax.
When buying a car, beware of these three dealer options. There is a good chance that you will be asked to purchase one or more of these at some point in time.
There are options worth buying, and there are some that are a waste of money. The three above don’t offer any real value to you or your vehicle, so it is best to leave these to somebody else.