When you’re in the market for a new car, it’s smart to do research so you know that the car you are looking to purchase is a good one and has a good warranty. This research should include price comparison so you know the amount you should pay for a vehicle before you even enter the dealership.

However, dealer’s always try to make extra money by selling you accessories for your car. They then add the price of these into the final sale price of the car. If you’ve done research on accessories and you know what you want and can afford them, you’ll probably be happy with your additional purchase.

To research accessories, go to the local auto parts store to see how much certain accessories cost before you go to the dealership. You can also shop for such items online, giving you an idea of much these items cost. If you do this after you pay for them through the dealership, you might be surprised at how much you could have saved.

It’s also a good idea to try to negotiate some of the accessories into the price you are paying for the car. If you are paying a lot for the vehicle, don’t hesitate to ask the sales rep to do this. If they are under pressure to make a sale, they just might add them without an additional cost. If they refuse, buy them at an auto parts store.

You should always keep in mind that if you buy accessories through the dealer and add them to your loan amount, you will pay interest on them.

Published in by CARCHEX on November 13, 2014