Hi. Bob Aldons from Car Business with number 10 in my series of tips about 10 Mistakes that Car Buyers Make. This one
is all about After Sale Extras.When you finally sit down to sign the deal, invariably you’ll be introduced to the customer care manager, delivery coordinator or aftermarket person. Get ready to say no a lot. (This is another profit centre for the dealer. Remember that apart from the new car, he has finance people, used car people and aftermarket people who all contribute to his bottom line. If you’re taking all his options, you can expect to contribute nearly $6000 towards his company profit.)
This is when the dealer tries to sell things like fabric protection, extended warranties, or accessories that are either unnecessary or far more expensive than if bought elsewhere. Make sure you’re not charged extra for things you negotiated up front with the salesperson, like a full tank of fuel, a third key or a full-size spare tire. Yes, the dealer can fold those costs into the deal so they’re financed, but no one wants to pay interest on the labour to “install” some spray-on coating. Be prepared to pay legitimate costs like registration costs, transfer fees but don’t pay an admin fee in addition to the exorbitant pre-delivery fees.
Even consider paying for any extras that you do purchase on a separate invoice. Every time you add $100 to the total, stamp duty of between $3 and $3.50 (in most Australian states) is added to the total invoice.
And if you’re buying a car over the luxury tax limit (LCT), you’ll be charged $300 for every $1000 dollars spent (30%). So if you’re thinking bull bars, tow bars, roof racks or those aftermarket extras on a car over $63184 (ATO 2015-16) do yourself a favour and buy it after delivery.
It’s ok to go car shopping alone. It can be fun when you’re fully armed with all the information needed. But in most cases, a car buyer’s advocate or car buying agent will do a much better job for you than you can do yourself. That’s where I come in. With over 35 years of experience in the car industry as a dealer, I know the tricks, traps, potholes and speed bumps that you will go through on your own.
On 14th March 2016 I delivered a vehicle to a local retiree where I saved him over $5000. Don’t be embarrassed to reach out for assistance. If I can save you serious money I earn my fee, don’t I? Contact me on 0418 748 498 or email me at email@example.com for a confidential no obligation chat and more information.
Car Business is a multi-dimensional automotive company that aims to help you to buy your new car for a better price than you can do on your own. Based on the Redcliffe Peninsula about 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport and 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Car Business is located in an area that allows us to pick and choose from Brisbane’s finest new cars for sale.
The ‘go to’ Brisbane car buying agents, Car Business, is so much better than a car broker – first and foremost, Car Business is an experienced Car Buyer’s Advocacy service. Our experienced staff will stand alongside you, and act on your behalf to help you buy your new car at a better price than you can directly through new car dealers.
Every article I write is targeted at providing as much information for car owners and prospective car buyers.
Above anything else, Car Business is a company that provides automotive advice for car owners who don’t have access to experts. Am I an expert? I’ve been in the car business for over 38 years, and while there are areas where I’ll reach out to friends and acquaintances for advice, I’ve got a pretty good grasp of most aspects of the business. I’ve been called a lot of things in my time – Car Doctor, Car Professor or The Car Guy, but whenever someone wants some sensible advice, they call me.
I don’t charge for advice, whether it’s on the phone, via email or face to face. I’m happy to provide my expertise whenever I can. So if you want to chat to The Car Guru, get in touch.
I have access to good quality cars – you can see them on Cars Guide. Just click here [Cars Guide] to view our current stock of vehicles.
Other parts of my business that you may find the need to use from time to time are:
www.genuinespares.com.au. This is an online spare parts store for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Volkswagen and Isuzu Ute. I’ve got thousands of mechanical and panel parts plus Mopar (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa) T-Shirts, tyres, and alloy wheels as well. If you’re looking for a hard to get replacement part for any of these brands, or you just want to get a better price than retail on any car brand, let me know. And you won’t pay inflated replacement parts prices either. I’ve priced my stock at a discounted value to compete with the USA and Europe spare parts prices but with local delivery charges
We’re local agents for Williams Paint and Interior Protection as well as AutoGard and CleanGard car products and SunX window tinting. The Same story applies. This is an area that car dealers want to make an amazing amount of profit – up to 100% in some cases. Don’t get ripped off by the franchise car dealers – check us out for a local competitive price on car protection products, window tinting, and engine products.
I’m pleased to advise that in 2015 I was awarded the franchise for 1800Approved Finance. As a local finance company, we’re able to provide a better level of service than the local car dealers as well as pretty competitive rates. SO before you sign on the dotted line, let us compare rates on finance and insurance for you – no obligation. If you’re looking for finance for a new or used car, or any other worthwhile purpose, our company can assist – even if you’ve had some troubling financial issues.
BLOG – I write a new Blog for my website a couple of times a week. If you’d like to read some of the stories I’ve written just click here.
If you ever need that advice, reach out. My contact information is:
Phone: 0418 748 498
Visit: 226 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring Queensland (by appointment only)
Mail: PO Box 195 Clontarf Q 4019
Warm regards and remember to drive carefully
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