Buying a car is a major expense. After the home, it is often a person’s second most expensive purchase. It’s no wonder it can be stressful choosing the right vehicle. Because it’s a big investment, there’s a lot of pressure to find a good deal on a car you’ll love to drive for years.
Do your homework on car dealerships before you buy and you can take a lot of the uncertainty out of your purchase decision. If you are happy with your dealership at the outset, you’re much more likely to feel confident in your final purchase.
What makes a great car dealership?
To help you get to the fun part, choosing your next car, we’ve come up with some tips that will steer you in the direction of a great car dealership. Here’s what to look out for.
- Reputation. A car dealership’s best selling point is its reputation. There are several ways to gauge a dealership’s reputation. Check how long the dealership has been in business. You can also read online dealer reviews. In the end, you should go with your gut feeling or first impression.
- Price and available inventory. You will probably have a good idea of the car you want before you head into the dealership. Make sure they have what you want at the price you want to pay. This is a good way to avoid purchasing a car that’s not right for you in the heat of the moment. Don’t forget to shop around and ask about current promotions and financing.
- Convenience. When you buy a car, you are starting a long-term relationship with your dealer. Is the dealership location and opening hours going to suit you when it comes to repairs and service?
- Servicing. Servicing is an important part of car ownership. Check your dealer’s service facilities and the expertise of the staff that work there. You’re making a major purchase and you’ll want to feel confident that your investment will be looked after.
The best car dealerships in Canberra
We’ve done a little research of our own and have come up with a few car dealerships in Canberra that tick all the boxes mentioned above.
1. Audi Centre Canberra
Audi Centre Canberra has a wide variety of new, demonstrator and Audi approved used vehicles in stock. You can be confident when buying from Audi Canberra that you are getting great service and a great price; they have been voted Dealer of the Year three times.
Conveniently located in Phillip ACT, you can visit them Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 5pm and Saturday 8.30 to 4.30pm. Or, visit online to find out about the latest Audi models, promotions or to book a test drive.
2. Queanbeyan Automobiles
Queanbeyan Automobiles are all about getting you the car you want at the lowest possible price. All cars come with clear titles, PPSR, Road Worthy Certificate or Pink Slip, one year National Warranty and one year roadside assistance.
With an emphasis on customer service, a 24/7 sales team and price matching, you can feel confident that you are getting a great deal when you purchase from Queanbeyan Automobiles. They are open 9am to 5.30pm seven days a week.
3. Canberra Toyota
Canberra Toyota has a wide range of new, demo and quality used vehicles with some great deals. They also offer finance, factory trained service technicians and a large range of parts and accessories.
With an abundance of great reviews and four convenient locations, it couldn’t be easier to get into your next car with Canberra Toyota. Located in Belconnen, Fyshwick, Phillip and Gungahlin and open 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday and 8.30 to 5pm on Saturdays.
Your experience with car dealerships in Canberra
Have you purchased a car recently and want to share your feedback? Or, do you know of a great dealership in Canberra? Let us know about your experience with car dealerships in Canberra by commenting below. We value your feedback.