In the past, when shopping around for a new car, you would often have to physically visit multiple dealerships in order to find out what the prices being offered were for the specific model and features that you wanted. However, today, this process is much easier, in which you will be able to save both time and money.
On the internet, you'll be able to find new car price quotes quite easily by searching through certain websites. Having these price quotes will allow you to make a more informed decision as to what car to eventually purchase, as well as to be able to better negotiate with car dealerships thanks to having a healthy amount of price quotes available. But what websites should you visit? Here are some of the best ones:
At CarsDirect.com, you'll be able to have access to full 360-degree views of most vehicles, as well as be able to find instant car price quotes that are usually better than what you'd find visiting a dealership. You have the ability to also obtain an instant online quote and can even save the vehicle price quotes to view at a later date.
In addition, CarsDirect.com offers you the ability to purchase the vehicle right on their website with their CarsDirect price, which is usually one of, if not, the best prices that you can find. They're a well-known and respected website in which you'll be able to obtain rebates, financing, and even the manufacturer's warranty. Should you decide to purchase a vehicle through CarsDirect.com, you'll be put in touch with a service advisor and told what local dealership to pick it up from. And best of all, your CarsDirect.com price is locked in, so the dealer can't make any changes later on!
Edmunds.com is also another widely-used and credible site. They offer the ability to obtain free price quotes without any obligation, as well as the nifty feature of allowing you to view real dealer inventory numbers. You will also be able to see what the prices are in your region or specific area.
On the website, you'll find the Edmunds True Market Value price, which Edmunds.com states will get you one of the best deals on your particular car available. You'll be able to view any rebates that are available, including factory-to-dealer incentives. Knowing the factory-to-dealer incentives will give you a tremendous amount of negotiating leverage.
With Cars.com, you'll be able to search for free price quotes from 3 local dealers. You'll also be able to include all of the specifics of the vehicle that you're interested in. While it does only allow you to find price quotes from just 3 local dealers, you can always do another search if you want price quotes from additional dealers.
A neat feature is that Cars.com allows you to choose which dealerships you want to receive a quote from. If you're not particularly fond of a local dealership, for example, you can choose not to receive price quotes from them.
There are also some other credible websites available, such as from CarClearanceDeals.com and TrueCar.com. The most important thing is that you spend some time viewing multiple quotes from different sources. Happy car hunting!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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