MTV News article How to stop your child from buying an auto dealer.
We’ve been told this a lot lately.
You’ve heard the advice from parents that they shouldn’t talk to dealers, or even to family members, about buying cars or trucks.
“Talk to a real dealer,” says one of our moms.
And what are you to do when you don’t?
You’re in a real mess.
And if you can’t find a real auto dealer, you can always call them and get a quote from them.
But for parents who want to stop this all-too-common practice, there are a couple of ways you can help your child make a decision about the dealership.
First, you have to learn to recognize when you’re in the midst of a negotiation.
If you’re not seeing any positive changes, it might be time to rethink your plan.
Second, you need to be able to control the situation.
You don’t want your child to get caught in a trap of thinking that it’s okay to buy a vehicle because the dealer is going to get a better deal, and then they can get rid of the vehicle and resell it.
There are several things you can do to help your kids understand how a dealership works.
First of all, you might want to find out if they’ve ever owned an auto in the past.
If not, you may want to talk to them about it and try to work it out with them.
Another way to help is to learn about the salespeople who sell the cars.
If they have a reputation for being honest and fair, you want to see if they are.
You might also want to get an idea of their reputation by talking to them.
They’re probably not a dealer themselves, but they’ve seen the deals, and they know what to expect.
So go ahead and find out more.
Then, you’ve got to know where they’re from.
And you’ve gotta get your children’s consent.
But how do you know that?
How do you make it clear that you’re there to help them make an informed decision?
The first step is to get to know them.
Here are some tips to help you figure out how to ask them questions: Who are they?
How old are they and what do they do?
What do they like to buy?
How much do they want to pay?
Where do they work?
How many hours a week do they spend in a day?
How often do they shop?
How they pay?
When they do shop?
What’s the last time they had a deal?
Are they a frequent shopper?
Are their parents a frequent customer?
Are there any other car dealerships they’ve visited?
Are any of their parents employees?
Are all of their friends and relatives customers?
Is anyone else in the family involved in car sales?
Is any of the dealer’s other employees or associates on the phone or in the dealership?
What are they doing at the dealership on a regular basis?
Where is the dealer?
Are you getting in and out of the dealership as they shop, check out the vehicle, and get in and get out?
Are the salesmen at all times in your vehicle?
Are your parents, grandparents, and/or aunts or uncles in your car?
Do they have their own vehicles?
Are these cars registered in your name?
How close are they to the home or business?
How far away are they from you?
Do you live in a neighborhood where there are other dealerships?
Do your parents or grandparents live in an area with other dealers?
Are other family members present in the vehicle?
If they’re not, who are they going to tell?
How are they making money?
Are those payments tax deductible?
If so, what is their annual tax rate?
Do other family member vehicles are covered by the same insurance plan?
Are others covered by similar insurance plans?
Do their insurance policies include mileage reimbursements?
Are vehicles covered by other companies’ coverage plans?
Are family members not covered by these companies?
Do the family members own vehicles with their own insurance plans and/ or are they not covered?
Are dealerships required to have a limited liability company or do they have other means of insurance?
Is there a dealership in your neighborhood?
Is your family members a member of a dealership?
Are many other familymembers present in your family vehicle?
Is the family member who owns the car in the driveway?
Are most of the family’s children in the car?
Are relatives in the other family vehicles?
Is their parent or grandparent in the driver’s seat?
Are members of the same household members driving in the same car?
Have there been any other family meetings?
Are some members of your family in the room?
Have you and your children ever gone to a dealership together?
Is that a frequent occurrence?
Do any of your relatives live near a dealership and have ever bought an auto?
If you or your children have ever had an accident, have you been involved in