When buying a car, you probably want to get the best deal that you can. For many, this means negotiating with the dealer to try to score a lower price. The price of the car isn't the only way that you can get a good deal. If you can get a few extras with your car purchase, that can help you enjoy a better value as well. These are a few extras that you may want to ask for when buying a car.
1. A Full Tank of Gas
First of all, many dealerships will fill up the car with gas when you purchase it. Depending on the vehicle and the size of its fuel tank, this can save you a nice chunk of money. Plus, you probably want to enjoy driving your new car when you drive it off the lot rather than worrying about taking it to a gas station to fill up right away. Just ask if the car can be filled up with fuel before it's turned over to you; hopefully, the dealer will oblige.
Even brand-new cars can sometimes be dirty, since they can get dirty when sitting on the lot or when people take them for test drives. If you're buying a used car, the car might be dirty on the inside or outside, too. Many car dealerships have detailing shops on-site and will wash and clean the car for you before you take it home. If the car hasn't been detailed and if the dealer hasn't mentioned it, just ask if it can be cleaned before you take it home. The detailing crew at the dealership might even take care of the job while you're filling out your paperwork and finishing up the purchase.
3. Free Maintenance
Keeping your new car well-maintained is essential if you want to keep it in good shape. Of course, maintaining a car can get expensive, but you can ask your dealer if a free maintenance package can be included in your purchase. Not all dealerships offer this, of course, but it might be a perk that your dealer is willing to offer to help make the deal, particularly if the dealership has a service department.
There is nothing wrong with asking for a few extra freebies when you're buying a car. The worst that the dealer can say is no, but you might just be able to end up with a few extras as a part of your car purchase if you ask. Talk to your dealer, such as your Chevy truck dealer, to learn more.