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Benefits Of Buying From An Independent Dealership

When buying a used car, there are many different places you could look. You could go to your local name brand dealer, go through a private seller, or visit an independent dealer. Many think that the name brand option is the way to go, but is it? There are many benefits to purchasing a vehicle from an independent dealer.

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No matter where you go to purchase a pre-owned vehicle, the vehicle will always be pre-owned. Some buyers expect pre-owned vehicles to be in better condition at a name brand dealer, but this isn’t really the case. A pre-owned vehicle will almost always undergo some reconditioning and both types of dealers will usually want to sell vehicles in good quality to protect their reputation. Neither a name brand nor independent dealer can predict what may happen to the vehicle in the future. A pre-owned vehicle from either location is always going to be a pre-owned vehicle, so it should be expected that the car may need more service than a brand-new vehicle.

An independent dealer also often has a wider selection of pre-owned vehicles. New car dealerships will typically stock more new vehicles and cars of their same brand. There are also independent dealers who stock specialty vehicles. For example, we stock European luxury and performance vehicles here at Perfect Auto Collection.

Since independent dealers don’t have the overhead costs associated with franchise dealers, you can often find better prices on the vehicle that you’re looking for. Many independent dealers also offer better warranties on their pre-owned cars than a franchise dealer can provide.

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One of the best things that you can do when deciding if you should buy from an independent dealer is to look at their reviews. See what their customers say about the experiences they had with the dealership and if they’re mostly positive, go check them out for yourself!

For more information on buying a pre-owned vehicle, be sure to check out our pages What To Look For When Buying A Pre-Owned Vehicle and New vs Pre-Owned: Which One Is Right For You.

Have more questions? Contact our team and get your answers even if you aren’t ready to purchase yet. We’d be happy to help.

What people say about us

The experience I had at Perfect Auto was great. The showroom was beautiful. All the staff were very friendly. Alan was very patient and pleasant and... I really appreciated his honesty. I will recommend them to my friends and more
Excelent and easiest car buying process. Couldn't be happier with my car! Vartan is amazing and made everything easy and fast. Got my car delivered... to my door as promised!read more
Inventory is impressive. All clean top notch rides. Easy to work with and very reputable. I would recommend PAC to my friends and family.
These guys have a beautiful showroom, and are very honest and down to earth. Any questions I had, they either had answers for, or would find the... answer for me asap. My experience with Gagik and Vartan was really more
These guys are truly amazing and so grateful how fast they car, including the shipping process! Will definitely come and get my dream car from them
Overall good experience with Michael and Aram.I recently did a trade in and purchase with them and they were the fairest on trade in value.
To sum up our time at PAC, we drove out to Ohio to go pick up my 2018 Camaro 2SS from Perfect Auto Collection, I found the car online on AutoTempest... after searching for weeks, it was the exact specs I wanted in buying a camaro for me. When we got there we were greeting by friendly staff and they helped up do all the paperwork we needed to be able to drive off the lot day of. When I seen the car, it seemed to be kept in great shape and was everything it seemed to be from their posts online. Before we drove 12 hours back home, they made sure we had a full tank. Once home, my car did have to go to Chevy for a couple of minor issues that we didn't expect but PAC did work with us and helped compensate us by helping pay for the fixes that needed to be done.All in all, our experience at PAC was great, friendly staff and most importantly they helped us with the minor issue we did have, definitely would recommend going to PaC if your looking to buy a performance or high end car.Here are some photos of the 2018 Camaro 2SS we purchased from more
The team at Perfect Auto Collection was amazing to work with throughout the entire process. From helping locate the car, to financing, and delivery,... the entire process was as smooth as possible!read more
Corey was very personable, very knowledgeable, and a SMEE in his field. Bought a car out of state from him, have not received it yet but I received... top notch customer service. He provided detailed videos/ photos of my car as more