• Communication-If you'd like to conduct business in a language other than English, you can research the languages spoken at dealerships. Buying a car is a big investment, and understanding everything about the vehicle you are interested in purchasing is very important.
• Services-Different dealerships offer different services. Hate waiting? Search for a dealership with a courtesy shuttle or loaner cars. Need bodywork? Find a dealer that also has a body shop.
• Amenities-Think ahead about what a dealer offers after your initial car purchase. If you bring your children with you while you wait for your car to be serviced, find a dealer that offers a children's play area. If it's important to get work completed or catch up on the news, find a dealer that offers Internet access.
You can use sites such as AutoTrader.com to quickly find dealerships that match your preferences. Enter a zip code and list specific dealer services in the Find Your Dealer tool found on the homepage. Check off the services you are seeking, and within seconds dealerships that are multilingual, offer manufacturer rebates and incentives, provide handicap accessibility, offer Internet access and more will all be displayed. With one more click, you reach a Dealer Information Page giving you more details, such as specials, contact information, directions, and a picture of the dealership.
To learn more, visit AutoTrader.com and click on Find Your Dealer. The Web can help you find car dealerships that offer services-and prices-that fit your needs.