A MOTORS expert who has flogged millions of cars has revealed how to scare the life out of dealers and save thousands in the process.
Speaking on CarEdge’s YouTube channel, Kimberly Kline urged drivers to take steps to save tons of money when purchasing a vehicle.
CarEdge, which has nearly 400,000 subscribers on YouTube, helps drivers with informational videos and advice on buying or selling a car.
It was founded in 2020 by father-son duo Ray and Zach Shefska to bring transparency to the automotive industry.
Speaking to the duo, Kimberly explained exactly how to get the best deal on a new car.
The engine expert said you should be wary of car dealerships that insist you buy a vehicle with add-ons.
Kimberly said motorists should “challenge the dealer” about these additional costs to reap huge savings.
She said: “Whenever a dealer or a salesman says this is the theft or etching charge, it is already on the car and you have to take it with you.”
“When you are at the dealer, you should ask to see the contract and find out more about it.”
Kimberly says you should pay particular attention to the content of the contract.
She continued: “In bold: Look for a specific clause at the end of the contract, whether it’s theft or paint and interior protection.”
It should read: Purchasing the Theft Protection Program is voluntary and not a requirement for purchasing, leasing or financing an insured vehicle.
Kimberly added: “Some product contracts also contain a rejection field that says ‘Sign here: I want to reject this product – don’t be afraid to look for it.’
The engine expert said you shouldn’t be put off if you’re trying to buy an engine online.
In this scenario, Kimberly advised viewers to ask the dealer to email a copy of the contract and look for this important clause.
She continued, “Appeal the deal at the office and explain that you see a decline box and decline the products you don’t want to pay for.”
“If you’ve made it this far and are already done with finance, there’s no better time to bring it up.”
“It’s crazy to add another three thousand dollars to the cost. People should be empowered and know they have a choice.”
CarEdge hosts Ray and Zach echoed Kimberly’s great advice by reminding viewers that many of these add-ons were not mandatory.
They said drivers shouldn’t be afraid to get out if they’re not getting anything for their money.
Ray said that traders definitely “don’t want the deal to fail in the finance department” and that 99 times out of 100 they will try to find a deal to make it work.
Kimberly also reminded viewers that these methods may not work in every situation, but it’s always worth a try to save thousands.
CarEdge became increasingly popular among motoring experts and often shared valuable tips and advice with other motoring enthusiasts.
Over the last three years, Ray and Zach have helped secure auto contracts for more than 100,000 customers and hired an additional 30 employees.
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