Questions to Ask Your Car Dealer

Questions to Ask a Car Dealer

Questions to Ask a Car DealerBuying a new or used can be an exciting, yet uncertain process. Sometimes, buyers are not sure what they should inquire about after walking on a lot. To avoid the stress that comes from searching for a car, prepare yourself to ask the right questions when speaking with a car dealer. Check out a few of the questions that should be on your list below.

Do you have the car I want to buy?

Do your research to determine which type car you want to buy. Then, when you arrive at the dealership, ask them if they have it in stock. If they don’t have it in stock and they’re unable to order it for you, head to a different lot. There is no point in staying at a lot that doesn’t have the car you want. The only thing it’ll do is confuse you and having you second-guessing your original decision.

How many miles does the car have on it?

If a car dealer does have the car you want, ask them how many miles it has on it. Even if it’s a new vehicle, there’s a chance it has been used for numerous test drives. If it has more than a certain amount of miles on it, a dealer might be willing to give it to you at a discounted rate. Used cars with high mileage on them should also be priced lower.

What will the payment terms be for it?

Before you agree to purchase a car from a dealer, make sure you know exactly how much you’re going to be paying for it every month. There can be charges on the backend that can drive the cost of a car higher than you want, so know what’s in your budget and discuss it with the dealer accordingly.

Does the car come with a warranty?

Any car that you buy should come with some sort of warranty on it. Even if the warranty only lasts a month, you shouldn’t be on the hook for making repairs to a vehicle a week or two after you buy it. You should also have the option of purchasing an extended warranty. Inquire about the cost of getting one before signing on the dotted line.

Buying a car shouldn’t be a huge hassle. George Kell Motors can make the car-buying process easy and reduce the stress you feel when shopping for a vehicle. Call us at 870-495-2620 today to find out about the new and used cars we have on our lot.

Steps to Take When Buying a New Car

Test Drive

Test Drive There are more than 6 million Americans who purchase new vehicles every year. If you’re thinking about doing it soon, there are steps you should take to ensure you get the right car, truck, or SUV. Take a look at those steps below.

Figure out what kind of vehicle you want.

Do you have a growing family that could benefit from a minivan, or are you a single person who wants to splurge on the sports car you’ve always dreamed about buying? Either way, you should take the time to do your research and figure out exactly which car you want. You can go and check some cars out at dealerships or look around online to find out about the features associated with certain vehicles. It’ll make it easy to narrow down your search.

Try and get pre-approved for a loan.

Rather than waiting until you visit a dealership to get approved for a loan, you should get pre-approved so that you know exactly how much money you must spend on a vehicle. This will cut down on the amount of time you have to spend working out the terms of a loan later. It’ll also help you avoid the disappointment that comes along with applying for a loan at a dealership only to be turned down.

Track down the car you want and test drive it.

After you have your pre-approval in place, you should find a local dealership with the car you want in stock and test drive it. A car might have everything you want from it on paper, but it might not always feel comfortable to you once you’re actually behind the wheel. By taking a car for a test drive, you can make sure it’s what you want.

Negotiate the best price for the car.

Prior to agreeing to buy a car, you should see if you can negotiate a better price for it. There are many car dealers that will work with you to get the best price possible. You might also want to consider trading your current vehicle in to bring the price down or putting down a larger down payment to get more favorable loan terms. There are ways to get the price you want on a vehicle.

Are you in the market for a new car right now? George Kell Motors would love to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Call us at 870-495-2620 to inquire about any of the new cars we have on our lot.

Should You Buy or Lease a New Vehicle?

Buy or Lease a Vehicle

Should you buy or lease a new vehicle? Well, that’ll depend on your personal circumstances. Here are some pros and cons of both options to consider.

Why buy a car, outright? Well, you’ll own it. You won’t have to “give it back.” When you own your own vehicle you can do whatever you want to it, such as put a giant sticker on the hood or paint your rims whatever color you want them to be. Generally, insurance premiums are typically lower than if you lease, so there’s that benefit. Finally, you can put as much mileage on it without having to worry about having to “pay extra if you go over” and such.

One of the drawbacks to buying a car, though, is the cost, which can be, understandably, higher than leasing the vehicle. Out of pocket expenses add up. Some people choose to pay the whole price at once, while others decide to make monthly payments to pay it off, much like a house mortgage.

With leasing, overall costs can be lower– for instance, a lease probably won’t require a down payment, won’t have an upfront sales tax charge, and may offer tax advantages if used for business purposes. Furthermore, monthly payments for a lease are usually less compared to owning it, and with leasing, you’re pretty much renting the vehicle for a set period of time. Therefore, you give it back when you’re done. The advantage here is that you don’t have to assume the full depreciation cost of the vehicle– you’re not stuck with it when it’s no longer brand new and worth “more money.” Giving it back means you can start fresh, again, with a newer model. Many people like to lease for that very reason– it’s like getting a new car every couple years for a reasonable price, a new vehicle which looks and feels nice.

Perhaps the biggest drawback to leasing is that you’re paying monthly for it but you never actually own it. It’s never truly “yours.” Furthermore, there’s typically a mileage restriction. Most are 12,000 to 15,000 miles allowed per year, and when you go over that amount, expect to pay quite a bit for that privilege. Oh, and insurance costs for leased vehicles can be kind of high.

In some cases, people may choose to purchase the car at the end of the lease period for a predetermined amount.

Depending on what your personal circumstances are right now, leasing or owning a vehicle might make sense. You’re welcome to discuss options with George Kell Motors. Please call 870-495-2620.

Why It Makes Sense to Purchase a Vehicle From a Dealership

Buying From Car Dealerships If there wasn’t a need for car dealers then they wouldn’t exist. But, obviously, there is a need, and it makes sense to buy a vehicle from a dealership like George Kell Motors.

What are some good advantages of buying a vehicle from a dealership?

For starters, think about “extras.” Dealers often have access to extras you can’t get from a private seller. Some of these things include aftermarket wheels, upgraded sound systems, oil changes, tire rotations, and extended warranties. With a private seller, you pay them the money and they’re gone. With a dealership, however, if you’d like to continue the relationship, you can take your vehicle there for the aforementioned extras and then some! It’s like joining a club where you’re “in” with people who can help you with your vehicle over time.

George Kell Motors likes to enhance the GMC, Buick and Chevy ownership experience. Check out available protection plans, gap coverage, tire and wheel protection, the pre-paid maintenance plan and more.

Next, consider a dealership’s reputation. Because most dealers want to be the absolute best in their market, they’re in a healthy competition. Customers benefit from this competition. Dealerships often want to go the extra mile to please purchasers, even offering assistance after the deal is done. Their reputation in the community matters– if you say good things about them to your friends and family, they get more business. If you don’t, their business will suffer.

Want to know what people think of George Kell Motors? Read the reviews here.

Finally, consider the many financing options available through dealerships. With private sellers you typically have to secure your own financing, while dealers often have plans set up to help you finance your purchase. Ask your dealer about getting a loan and finding a low interest rate.

For George Kell Motors, there’s an online form you can fill out to get started with getting pre-approved for financing options– see it here.

George Kell Motors is located at 3808 South Van Dyke Road in Newport, Arkansas. Any questions? Please call 870-495-2620.

 

Why You Should Purchase a Vehicle From a Dealership

Car DealershipWhy should you purchase a vehicle from a dealership?

Paperwork

Like real estate, there’s a great deal of paperwork involved since a vehicle is a big purchase. It’s not the same as buying a candy bar from the grocery store. Dealerships typically handle the detailed paperwork for a person, in such a way that all they have to do is sign the papers and they’re good-to-go. Dealers help with title transfers, registration, getting plates, etc.

Financing Options

Dealerships help people buying vehicles when they offer financing options. Can’t afford the purchase price all at once? Dealerships have options such that you can pay toward the full price over time, giving you months to do so while still enjoying the use of the vehicle you want or need.

Warranties and Repairs

Are you worried about something possibly going wrong with the vehicle you buy? With private party sales you’re not going to get a warranty. At dealerships, you often do. With a good warranty if something goes wrong within a certain time period then you don’t have to worry about incurring a big, additional expense to get it fixed– the warranty covers the repairs and/or replacement.

Furthermore, dealerships deal with vehicles all the time and they do their best to inspect them such that repairs are made before they’re sold to buyers. The term “certified pre-owned vehicles” refers to cars and trucks that have gone through official, professional inspections (and possible repairs) so the buyer knows they’re not getting a lemon.

Trade-Ins

Do you have an older vehicle to trade-in? Dealerships often take trade-ins, knocking off money from the purchase price of the newer vehicle, so the old vehicle is like a down payment on the new one. This is convenient for people who don’t have the time or inclination to sell their old car on their own. It’s also a good way to “get rid of” the old car in a quick and efficient way.

Legal Protection

Finally, it’s a good idea to buy a vehicle from a dealership because you’re afforded more legal protection should something go wrong. With a private seller, you could be “out of luck,” but a dealership is held accountable– having to follow laws such as disclosing if a vehicle is a salvaged one or not.

If you’re looking for a vehicle, visit George Kell Motors at 3808 South Van Dyke Road in Newport, Arkansas. You’re also welcome to call 870-495-2620 with any questions you might have about purchasing a vehicle from our quality dealership.

 

 

Tips For Keeping Your Car In Pristine Condition

Vehicle Maintenance Owning a vehicle is a big responsibility. As is the case with a new house and a new baby, you want to protect it and keep it healthy and strong for as long as possible.

It is not impossible to keep that new car shine after you’ve driven it off the dealership lot.

There are tips and tricks for keeping your new car in great shape mechanically and in maintaining its aesthetic appeal.

• Dirt and grime can build up and cause your car’s paint to look dull. Regular washes will help keep the paint looking vibrant.

• Every other wash you will want to give your car a coat of wax. The wax is what gives a vehicle a nice shine.

• In the wintertime, salt and snow can damage the under parts of your car. An underbody will prevent rust build up caused by salt, snow and trapped dirt.

• You will want to keep your car covered in the winter months as well as in the summer’s heat. If you don’t have a garage, a carport works well.

• Keep your tires clean and at optimal air levels.

• Make sure you get any chips or scrapes buffed, re-painted or just looked over sooner rather than later. If caught early, those kinds of marks can be taken care of. The longer you wait, the better chance of an unsightly dent becoming permanent.

• Find a trusty mechanic to take your vehicle for routine maintenance like oil change, tire rotation and just an overall check with surely help keep your care in pristine shape. There might not be issues you’re aware of and a licensed mechanic will be able to check that all systems are working properly.

George Kell Motors Inc. has a fantastic inventory of new and used vehicles, as well as a staff of knowledgeable and dedicated mechanics. For more information, contact us today.

Tips for Saving Up for a New Vehicle

Buying a New Car

Whether it’s your first new vehicle or your fifth, there’s nothing like hopping into the front seat of your new car to drive it off the lot. For many, buying a new (or pre-owned) vehicle isn’t something they do very often, and that’s really what makes it so exciting.

 

Unfortunately, for most of us buying a new car means saving up a significant amount of money for that new car. And that’s often the hardest part. It’s not too difficult to find the vehicle you want in your driveway, but it can be extremely difficult to save enough to actually drive it home.

 

Today we’re going to offer some tips for saving up for a new vehicle. Let’s get to it!

 

  1. Determine how much money you want to spend on a monthly payment

 

For starters, you’ll want to determine how much money you want to or are willing to spend on a monthly payment. Once you figure out how much you want to spend and how much you want your down payment to be, you can start saving smartly! 

 

  1. Decide when you want to buy the car

Now that you know how much you want to spend on the down payment and monthly payment, it’ll be easier for you to figure out when you want to buy the car. Give yourself some time so you’re not making any rash decisions.

 

  1. Revise your monthly budget

 

In order to buy a new vehicle, it’s likely that you’ll have to revise your monthly budget. First to save extra cash for the down payment and once you buy the car to make the monthly payments. Just make sure you’re putting money into your savings for emergencies and your future!

 

  1. Put money in a separate savings account

 

When saving up for a new car, putting money into a separate savings account will help you keep track of how much you’ve saved. It’ll also help you track how much more money you have to save to meet your goal.

 

Starting to look for a new vehicle? Stop by our lot in Newport, Arkansas to check out all of the new and pre-owned vehicles we have waiting for you!

 

 

 

Trust In the Experts When Purchasing a Vehicle

Car Dealership

Purchasing a car nowadays, whether new or used, is a big-time purchase. For many of us, it is the BIGGEST purchase of our lives and given recent statistics suggesting that young people aren’t really buying houses as in the generations than came before, the decision to buy a car has gained an even more mythic significance. It’s not, nor should it be, an easy decision to make, which is why George Kell Motors is here to make that decision a simpler one, a decision that rests easier on your soul, which is good, because as this Credit.com article puts it, “Car shopping is the most important choice you’ll make.”

 

Leslie Tayne writes, “For many of us, buying a car is one of the biggest purchases we make. While it might only take a couple minutes of browsing the Internet to find the one that’s right for you, figuring out the best way to pay for it isn’t always as easy. Whether you decide to lease, finance or pay for the car in cash, each method of payment comes with its own set of pros and cons.”

 

Tayne breaks down the various methods of payment, including leasing, financing, and buying. Each method, as you might expect, has its pros and cons, and she does a nice job of illuminating those differences. Regardless of what method you decide to choose, you must know that buying a car nowadays holds a lot more weight in the big scheme of things than it did just a few years ago. It is truly the most important financial decision you will have to make nowadays. Let the professionals help you out.

 

 

 

The Time Old Battle of Buying New or Used

New Vs. Used Cars

No matter what the situation, deciding on a new car can become a very stressful situation. One of the many questions that comes up during this process is whether to get a new or used vehicle. Now there is no right or wrong answer to this question, all one can do is simply weigh the benefits of each and figure out what is best for them when it’s decision time.

The Benefits of Both

 

The first obvious benefit of buying a new car is that it isn’t used. So that means there’s no wear and tear on it, the car hasn’t been mistreated by a bad driver and it won’t have any unbearable odor on it. With a new car, you can also get it made to order in terms of the interior and exterior of the automobile. It will also have higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions as cars are being made now to run better and release fewer toxins in to the air. A newer car will also come with the most up to date safety systems to keep you and your passengers safe. When it comes to a used vehicle, its price will be a lot lower than if it were new which will be easier on the car buyers’ bank account. Your insurance rates will be lower as well because when cars get older they become less expensive.

 

George Kell Motors offers a wide variety of new and used Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Well work with you to get you the best price for your new automobile. For more information on our vehicles and prices, please contact us today!

 

 

Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions

Automatic vs. Manual Transmission

What’s the difference between automatic and manual transmissions? Well, for starters, manual transmissions require more action on the part of a driver. One foot is used to step down on the gas pedal, while the other foot is used to operate the clutch. Then, the driver uses his or her hand to move the gearshift/stick, manually adjusting the gears until the vehicle reaches the desired speed.

 

If you’ve never driven a manual transmission vehicle, it takes some time to get used to before it’s a no-brainer. Many people prefer automatic transmissions because they do the gear shifting automatically– drivers only need one foot (no clutch, just gas), and the only “shifting” involved means taking their hand to move the stick from park to drive. Easy!

 

Companies who are worried about “the bottom line” want to maximize their profit, so it’s not uncommon for them to have a fleet of vehicles with manual transmissions because– compared to automatics– they utilize the engine’s power more efficiently and are more “fuel efficient.” In other words, they save gas, which saves money.

 

To fix an automatic transmission that’s having problems is a little more complicated than fixing a manual one. Automatics are more labor intensive, with more moving parts than manual transmissions and therefore cost more to repair.

 

Regardless of whether you prefer automatic or manual transmissions, George Kell motors can help you find just what you mean. As the premier auto dealership in North Newport, AR, George Kell has something for everyone.

 

If you have any questions, please contact George Kell motors today.