Why Buy From a Dealer?

Buying From a Dealer VS Sale by Owner

Car buying can be a headache. But now with Stephen Wade Nissan. While some people prefer to buy cars directly from owners, the pros tend to outweigh the cons when it comes to buying from a dealership. We’ll go over why it’s important to buy your vehicle from a certified dealership rather than directly from an owner. When you’re ready, visit one of our dealerships. We have a ginormous selection of vehicles on our lots in St. George, UT. Our team will help you make the best decision that fits both your lifestyle and budget.

Get a Warranty on Your Investment

Warranties protect your investment. They’re also one of the most critical aspects of buying a used car. Even with a thorough inspection, you may not know 100% what’s going on under the hood of the vehicle you’re purchasing. Having a warranty guarantees you to getting repairs and parts if anything fails. You’ll never know every single in and out of your car, unless you’re a certified mechanic or take it to one to conduct an in-depth assessment. But that’s ok. Because with a warranty, you’re protected. However, warranties from private sellers are rare. Some sellers may try to convince you that their warranty is extended, passing it onto you upon purchase, but the manufacturer may say otherwise, leaving you stuck with expensive repair costs and a broken vehicle.

Stay Safe on the Road

When you purchase a car from a dealership, they keep you up-to-date with safety information and recalls. Every vehicle on our lot has gone through our rigorous inspection process to make sure it is safe to drive. Can you say the same for sale by owners? The car may have a history of mechanical problems that need adjusted that you aren’t aware of. A private seller may not give you this warning, trying to sell a lemon to an unknowing buyer. Faulty brakes or a leaking transmission aren’t only future repair costs you have to pay; but they are dangerous as well. When you buy from a dealership, you’ll always know you’re safe on the road.

Professional Advice on Car Buying

Not everyone is a walking encyclopedia on car knowledge. Most people, when car shopping, have a general idea of what they’d like but may need help finding the right make, model, and features. A private seller only has the knowledge of the current car they’re trying to sell. And they may withhold pertinent information from a prospective buyer if it hurts the sale. At a dealership, we can provide you with important safety information, highlighted features, a manufacturer’s track record, and much more. We have a deep understanding of all types of vehicles and are adept at matching buyers with a car that suits them. If you don’t know what car you need but have an idea of certain features you need, like the ability to tow a boat or connective entertainment for the family, we can help.

Secure Legality

Not to come off as scary, but you may not know if the person selling a car actually legally owns it. It’s shockingly common to accidentally purchase a stolen vehicle without knowing. Even with a valid VIN number, buyers should be wary of scams and other poor situations to avoid legal problems or dealing with the police when buying a car. At a dealership, you always know the transaction is secure.

Service and Maintenance

When you buy a car from a private seller, unless they’re your friend, the transaction and interaction end there. You won’t be able to call them up when something goes wrong, or you need to find out what kind of oil your car takes. When you buy a vehicle from a dealership, you can schedule oil changes, routine maintenance, and more. Who knows your car better than the dealership that makes their living understanding and selling them? Many dealerships also offer packages and incentives to return to them for maintenance, making it easy and convenient for you to make sure your car is always running smoothly and safely.

Financing Options

Almost every private seller car buying experience is going to be paid fully in cash. This doesn’t leave you with very many options if you don’t have a large sum of cash sitting around. A dealership will work with you to find the best payment plan and financing for your budget and lifestyle. Buying from a dealership can be better for your wallet and peace of mind. We have all types of financing options to make your car purchase affordable and manageable. For instance, some options can offer loans to help rebuild your credit or build new credit, allowing you to increase your buying power while driving a great car that you enjoy. Stop by our dealership today. We’ll work with you to find the best solution.

Visit Stephen Wade Nissan Today

There are plenty of reasons why you can trust the friendly team at Stephen Wade Nissan to find you the perfect car that fits your budget, lifestyle, and needs. We have hassle-free pre-approval to access the best rates via Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. No matter your credit history, or lack thereof, we can help you navigate pre-approval. This lets you get fast, secure, online pre-approved toward your new or used Nissan. We believe that the car buying process doesn’t have to be filled with boring and complicated paperwork or spending hours on the lot looking at vehicles. We listen to your needs and wants in a vehicle and find you the perfect match without upselling you on features you didn’t ask for. Visit our St. George Nissan dealership today, and test drive your next vehicle!

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