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3 Questions You Need To Ask the Dealership When Inquiring About a Car

Make sure you get the answers in writing.

Buying a car is no small feat, so you want to make sure you're making the right decision. As with all major investments, make sure you read the fine print and ask as many questions as you can think until you are confident in your purchase. Remember, the dealer is selling to you, and not the other way around. Utilise their knowledge.

To help you out, TikTok user @smell.like.bad.decisions (C.J.) posted a video sharing three questions you should ask car dealers. Be sure to get their answers in writing so there is no confusion when it the time comes to sign the paperwork and make the purchase.

C.J. suggests it's best to ask these questions toward the beginning of the inquiry process. The first question that you should ask is what fees besides taxes will be added on to the purchase. Be sure to ask this via text or email. They want to get you into the dealership so they'll hit you with the standard fees and leave out all the extra fluff. You can use this to your advantage when they try to switch up on you.

The next question to ask, according to C.J., is what kind of non-factor items have been added to the vehicle. Lastly, and this point is specific for used cars, you should ask what kind of inspection process the vehicle went through. Once they tell you, ask for a copy of that report. See for yourself if everything is up to standard, and don't just take their word for it.

Asking these three simple questions will save you a lot of money and time and will make you more confident in your purchase.