Avoid being conned by auto dealers. Learn the seven do’s and don’t’s before shopping for an automobile.

Imagine if enough research was done to uncover and avoid the scams of auto dealers before ever entering an auto dealership. Imagine if we could look in the eyes of the dealer and see the tricks they use to con us into paying them. We can, and here’s a starting point.

These seven do’s & don’t’s will help us get started. It will be clear which ones to avoid as we learn them. You will discover more about their playbook the more you learn. We will be able to negotiate for our auto deal if we are well-informed.

These seven don’t’s will help you get started.
1– Don’t use their auto financing or insurance. Know what type of car you want before you go to the dealerships. You can save money by coordinating your bank and insurance.
2– Don’t buy extra warranties for new cars. If they don’t offer enough warranties, it might be worth looking elsewhere. You should be careful about a new car with miles on it. They might not be able to tell you the exact location of that new car.
3– Don’t be pressured into buying an auto by a salesman or agent before you have answered all your questions. They will be able to give you the edge if they understand what you want.
4– Don’t let them try to convince you into buying an auto they didn’t want. Stop them if that happens. This is a red flag.
5– Never sign anything unless you understand what you are signing. You should run if they don’t like it.
6– Never think that being friendly with someone is a good thing. Although it may seem like they are being friendly, it is in their best interest to make you feel comfortable. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t lose sight of the goal.
7– Don’t go out looking for work on weekends. They are usually armed and can seize your cash and take you to court. You could also end up with the wrong car. You will discover many other do nots as you research.

Let’s now look at the must-haves!
These seven tips will help you get on the right track.
1. Make a plan. It is true that a person who fails to plan is likely to fail.
2– Research the type, color, and equipment that you would like for your car. It will make it easier to shop at the dealership by doing your research in advance. This will prevent you from becoming confused as you shop.
3– Before you go to buy an auto, do a personality test on at least three dealers. You can get a sense of their personality by just going to dealers and looking around. If they ask you if you can help, tell them that you are just trying to kill time. Make sure you go to the service and listen with your ears. It will be a great learning experience.
4. Do your research to find out what scams they are using on you. You can do this by searching Google for auto dealers scams exposed. This will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
5– Spend as much time as you can getting the information you need in order to be able to negotiate with anyone. We do need to know the exact location of the auto being sold and obtain quotes from all. This will give you the edge in negotiations.
6–Confirm with your auto insurance company how you will pay before you go out looking for the car of your dreams. You can inform your insurance company about the auto you are going to buy so they know exactly what you’re getting. This will help you save more than you realize.
7– Find three people who have the same auto as you and ask them how they like it. It may seem difficult at first, but as you drive around looking at other cars’ vehicles you will be able to see yours. Talk to them about it. You may already have some questions in mind. Ask them questions about the dealer where they bought their auto.