Why You Should Purchase a Vehicle From a Dealership

Car DealershipWhy should you purchase a vehicle from a dealership?


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.


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.



Things to Consider When Buying a New Vehicle

George Kell Motors of Newport, Arkansas, sells a variety of new vehicles from brands like GMC and Chevrolet. What are some things to consider when buying a new vehicle?

Buying a CarFor most people, buying a new car or truck comes down to one main issue: Can I afford it? That said, look at your savings, income and budget and run the numbers to see if it’s a smart decision to buy a new vehicle in the coming days.

Many people will be faced with this other big question: Should I buy or lease it? Buying a car means you own it, while leasing means you’re borrowing it and have to give it back, eventually. Some people like to lease vehicles for tax purposes– perhaps they can deduct their payments as a business owner. Others only want to outright own their vehicles so they don’t feel indebted to anyone. Leasing is a good way to enjoy a very nice vehicle for a short time without having to own it. If you’re the type of person who always like to drive something new, then leasing might be the right choice. If you’re the type who holds on to your car or truck for more than ten years, then buying is the way to go.

Next, a person will often ask themselves, “Should I buy brand new or get a pre-owned vehicle?” Buying brand new gives a person a great feeling because no one else has owned and driven “their car/their baby.” However, people who want to save money usually don’t mind buying a pre-owned vehicle since they’re less expensive than brand new ones.

Finally, it’s a good idea to do your research before buying any vehicle. Find out how a particular brand and model is perceived by experts by reading Consumer Reports and online sources which review vehicles for things like safety and performance. Ask around and see what your friends and family say about vehicles they love and vehicles they loathe. The more you know about the vehicle you want to buy, the better off you’ll be in the long run.

When Is Buying A Car Better Than Leasing?

Leasing vs Buying Shopping around for a new vehicle can be a tricky proposition at times. With multitudes of ads, special offerings, interest rate deductions and safety stats on various vehicles, it can seem overwhelming.

One of the most debated topics on car buying is whether to lease or purchase.

A typical lease deal is one that lasts for 3 years with an allowance of 10,000-12,000 miles per year. This option requires much less money down, no long-term financial commitment and a guarantee of a new car after three years.

With owning a vehicle, you are financing the vehicle for the duration of 4-7 years with monthly payments. This option gives you the reassurance that you won’t have to shell out thousands of dollars in three years’ time, you will eventually be car debt-free, and you have the freedom to drive as many miles as you’d like.

However, there are times when purchasing a car is better suited over leasing.

Gaining equity in a vehicle happens when you put a portion of that car loan towards the initial down payment, and this results in an immediate positive equity. It’s also the same as lowering the overall amount of the loan. You have no equity when leasing, no matter what the terms are.

When you pay the loan off over a certain period of time, you will have full ownership of that vehicle, there is no negative equity involved. In owning your vehicle, you have the opportunity to trade-in for a newer vehicle or sell the vehicle outright and make some money.

With buying a vehicle, you have more power to negotiate. There is almost always room for price adjustment when buying a car. You don’t have that flexibility when leasing, the deal is usually just as you see it.

Whether you plan on buying or leasing your next vehicle, choose a reliable dealership that keeps your needs and wants a priority. With George Kell Motors, we can help you decide between buying and leasing with expert assistance.


The Importance Of A Test Drive

Test Drive Buying a car involves several steps; first, you have to decide what your budget is and what type of vehicle you are looking for. Next, you want to visit a car dealership and touch base with a sales representative.

The salesperson will likely walk you around the new or used car lot to show you vehicles that may interest you or are within your budget limitations.

Before you actually sign any paperwork, you want to do one very important task, and that is to take the vehicle for a test drive.

Usually, your salesperson will suggest you take the car around the block, on the thruway, or even overnight. This step is crucial to getting a first-hand idea of how the car drives, how comfortable you are in it, and what features are going to be included.

Ideally, you want to do a little preparation in anticipation of a test drive so that you know what to keep track of when driving an unfamiliar vehicle for the first time.

Do some homework: if you have a particular car in mind, read up on it before heading to the dealership. Read up on mileage, how well it travels, safety ratings, how it handles in varying weather conditions and so forth.

Consider bringing a friend: you don’t necessarily need someone to help you make the final decision, but it is nice to have a second opinion. Maybe there was a specific noise you didn’t hear that your friend did, which would warrant a second test drive.

You want to make a mental note of the vehicle specifics. Here is a guide:

–       Are the controls easy to use? (manual or automatic)

–       Are the seats comfortable and provide proper back support?

–       Do the display screens easily display the gauges?

–       How well does the climate controls work?

–       Does the radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity and voice activation work properly?

–       How is the navigation system?

–       Do the window and doors open and close properly?

–       How well do the brakes stop the car?

–       Any unusual movements while driving or stopping?

–       Are there any rattling noises coming from underneath the vehicle?

George Kell Motors is a reliable car dealership. We have a variety of new and used vehicles on our lots. We encourage all customers to test drive a vehicle before purchasing. If you need assistance with finding your ideal car, visit George Kell Motors today.