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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

This was an amazing experience from the managers quick response to an inquiry and Jamie the salesman (AKA The White Pony) making sure everything went... smoothly! I had a total loss on a previous Mercedes-Benz E-Class and haven’t had to go through the insurance process for this before and Perfect Auto answered all my questions and made the sale go extremely smooth!read more
Great cars and an even greater service I was very happy to have bout my car here
Hey I wanted to thank perfect Auto Collection family for helping me to locate my dream car but a special thanks to my sales person Todd for his fast... communication and wonderful customer service . Such a wonderful experience for me . I'll recommend my sale guy to anyone looking to purchase a carread more
Todd was great to work with and really helped us through the process. He included our entire family, as this is a car for our teenage daughter. If he... wasn’t for Todd we may not have found the Jeep we had been searching for!read more
Todd Long was extremely professional & knowledgeable about the vehicle that I was interested. He was very patient on explaining the needed details... on the Bentley Continental GT…even provided the CARFAX. He the went the extra mile to virtual show the vehicle and ensure my experience was very satisfying. He has been great on following-up to ensure everything is locked-in and total more
Love the selection these guys have to offer! Todd was great help as well as everybody else I spoke with. Will be shopping here again🤩
What an amazing team to work with. We highly recommend working with TODD, so make sure to ask for him! We are out of state and this man did any and... everything we needed him to, including a very detailed overview of the car via FaceTime. Good people, good help, couldn’t ask for more!!⚡️ Thank you sir!!😉read more
Recently traded in my vehicle + purchased a vehicle! Todd was awesome to work with! The whole staff + the owner was very friendly. They gave me a... great price for my trade in + made our deal happen fast and efficient. Can't wait to buy another car from Perfect Auto Collection!read more
I was shopping for Mercedes s65 amg dealing with Todd Long he was an amazing sales person and definitely went way out of his way to help me out... doing everything virtual so I’d never have to leave the house giving me the 360 view of the vehicle on FaceTime(which was awesome, also answered every one of my 1000 question’s) and appraisal for my car the whole 9. Unfortunately I end up buying the Mercedes from a different lot due to the amount of owners on the one they had available but if they had the vehicle that I bought at their lot Todd is the man to go to!!!! definitely highly recommend,very professional and very punctual. Thank you so much for your time and wish you nothing but the best my friend take care. Hopefully you can help me get my wife’s car in the near future. Thanks again🙏-Andrewread more