Buying a Car Online vs.  a Dealership: Which is better?

Posted by Michael McInerney on Jan 3, 2018 12:09:25 PM

If you’re in the market for a new car, you have two options: buy online or at the dealership.

Like most people, you’ve probably already spent time researching your options through the car dealership and manufacturers’ websites, comparison shopping sites or other automotive sites. According to a report by Accenture, 36 percent of people research online, narrow down their choices to one or two cars and then visit the car dealership.

Although the dealership can be a place to learn more about specials, warranty and service and you might like the face-to-face contact to negotiate the best deal, when you buy a car online you’ll get everything you need and more without the hassle. 

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5 Car-Buying Secrets That Could Save You Thousands

Posted by Michael McInerney on Oct 3, 2017 2:46:27 PM

Buying a car is arguably one of the largest purchases you’ll make several times over your lifetime. In 2017, the average cost of a new car is more than $34,000, and that’s not including fuel, maintenance and car insurance. 

It’s no surprise then, that buying a new car can make you feel both excited and worried at the same time. No matter how much research you do and how prepared you are to take on the car dealership, haggling on the price is perhaps the worst part of the car buying process.

But it doesn’t always have to be that way. Before you buy a new car, arm yourself with expert car buying secrets that can save you a significant amount of money off the sticker price. Mike McInerney, a 30-year auto industry veteran, lists some commonsense steps every car shopper should consider before signing on the dotted line.

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