A veteran mechanic has leaked a secret he says car salespeople don’t want people to know.
Scotty Kilmer, who has been in the car industry for more than five decades, said the tip could save car hunters thousands of pounds.
The mechanic claimed that swapping out a vendor might help if you’re waiting until the end of the month to buy a new vehicle at the yard.
He said it could make a difference of around £2,000.
Scotty said the sellers could lower the price because they don’t own the cars – they set the cost based on the debt they owe to the banks.
He revealed the savings tip on Tiktok.
In the clip, the mechanic said, “You might not know this about buying new cars – the dealers don’t actually own them.”
“They’re just like you, they have monthly car bills to pay and they borrow the money from a bank.”
“Many sellers have quotas and have to sell a certain number of cars by the end of the month, and if not, they can get the rest.”
“So at the end of the month they will sell better deals just to fulfill them.”
“They need to make money selling their car, but their large, expansive margin can shrink sharply if they have a few more cars to sell.”
It’s not uncommon for Scotty to use TikTok to share tips.
In the last few days he has unveiled a trick you can use to easily fog up your car windows.
It comes after Scotty explained to his viewers why he thinks you should never buy an electric vehicle.
In the meantime, he has also debunked an engine myth that says motorists spend thousands of euros needlessly every year.
The mechanic also recently revealed five things you should never do with your automatic — including driving through water.
He also recently revealed why you should never overfill your car with petrol.