Why is getting a preapproval for a car loan the best way to negotiate with a dealer?
I've heard that getting preapproval through a bank or credit union is the best way to negotiate with a dealer. Is this true? Why?
“Yes, getting a preapproval through a lender for a new car is almost always the best way to negotiate with a dealer.
With a preapproval, you know exactly how much you can spend on a new car. You can also use your preapproval to negotiate the car’s price with the dealer.
If you decide to get financing through the dealer, it can also help you negotiate a better deal.
Also keep in mind the cost of insurance for a new vehicle. Most dealers and lenders will require full coverage on a financed car.
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