Why Choose the Dealership over Private Car Sales

No one likes spending more money than they have to, especially on something that depreciates in value. It only makes sense to do your research and find the right vehicle for you, and at the right price. But used car listings can vary wildly from one seller to the next. More often than not, it’s the difference of buying from a dealership or private car sales.  Clearly, Jay Wolfe Acura of Overland Park wants your business and prefers that you shop here over a private sale. That said, there are honest-to-goodness benefits to choosing the dealership over buying a vehicle from some guy you’ve never met before and won’t ever see again. 

How the Dealership Beats a Private Sale by Owner

Vehicle Knowledge

At the dealership, your product advisor is an automotive professional. You can depend on their knowledge and expertise to make sure your needs are met by the cars you’re looking at. If you have questions they can’t immediately answer, there’s a wealth of knowledge available from the team around them.  The private seller? They’re only able to sell you on the car’s specs. “It has alloy wheels and a good sound system. What else do you need to know?”

Backed by Professionals

An owner selling a car is in it for the money, and that’s it. Once you’ve bought the car, it becomes solely your problem. If you have any issues, you’re on the hook for the repairs, even if it’s the day you drive it home.  At Jay Wolfe Acura of Overland Park, we have your back. Pre-owned vehicles are inspected and certified by accredited technicians for your peace of mind. And if something goes wrong, we’re here to make it right.  

Vehicle History Reports

If you want to know more about the car you’re buying than just what the seller says, you’ll have to buy a vehicle history report. It’s not expensive but it’s an extra cost to you. And if there’s something in its history – a branded title, major accident, or questionable ownership for example – you’ve spent money on a car you won’t be buying.  If you’re buying from the dealership, though, we’ll show you the CarFax vehicle history report at no cost to you. It’s a little thing that helps you make sure you’re buying a vehicle you can trust. 

Better Selection

It’s plain as day, isn’t it? If you’re shopping from a private seller, you’ll be looking at just one vehicle. If it doesn’t fit for you, you’re back to square one. Alternatively, shopping at the dealership opens up options. Your product advisor can show you different makes and models including cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. We may even have several options of the same model for you to test drive and choose from.  Buying a car privately might save a few dollars in the short term sometimes (not always). But there’s safety and peace of mind in buying from a dealership like Jay Wolfe Acura of Overland Park.