Our Friendly Dealers Debunk the Most Common Car Buying Myths

September 17th, 2018 by

Here at Acura of Baton Rouge, our primary goal is customer satisfaction. Whether you’re shopping for a pre-owned Acura car or the latest 2019 Acura models, we want to ensure that you have a hassle-free and satisfying car buying experience. One reason that drivers near New Orleans, LA sometimes get stressed out about buying a new car is the fact that there are a number of car buying myths that continue to persist. Here are a few of the most common ones, with an explanation of why they are untrue.

Buy a car on a rainy day

The rationale behind this myth is that because it is rainy, the salespeople will be desperate to move a car and offer lower prices. However, because of the widespread nature of this particular myth, the benefit is canceled out by the crowds of people that are seeking great deals.

Don’t let the dealer know that you have a trade-in

The myth goes that if you don’t tell the dealership that you’re trading in your car, you can negotiate a better deal. However, this practice is so common that dealers now have a term for it (parachuting the trade), and it can often serve to complicate the deal rather than getting you a better price.

Dressing down gets a better deal

The idea that dressing like somebody who is struggling for money might get you a better deal makes sense at first but isn’t true when it comes down to it. As long as you buy a car with anything but cash, the dealership will run your credit score and will ask you how much money you make in a year.

To learn more about car buying myths, head down to our dealership, located at 13550 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, LA.

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