There is no shortage of Buy Here Pay Here used car dealers in the world. The used car dealer business tends to get a bad rap, admittedly, with good reason. The unfortunate truth is that most Buy Here Pay Here dealers exude unfavorable business practices.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are Buy Here Pay Heres out there that actually have the customers’ best interests at heart. Follow these quick tips to help you find and avoid the slimeballs.
Beware of Bait-And-Switch Advertising
The worst Buy Here Pay Here dealers are synonymous with saying one thing and doing another. Their advertising is designed to “get you in the door,” and little else. Once they’ve got you on the lot, it’s the sales team’s job to get you in a vehicle — any vehicle — regardless of what you came there to get.
Beware of too-good-to-be-true attention-grabbing phrases like “no money down,” “99¢ down,” or “no payments for 60 days.” What those ads don’t tell you — without freeze-framing and zooming in on the fine print — is that these deals are only valid WAC (With Approved Credit). That means they do not apply to anyone with less-than-perfect credit, or, in other words, the vast majority of the people wanting to take advantage of such a promotion. A classic bait-and-switch.
The Integrity Way
Integrity Auto Finance never resorts to bait-and-switch advertising. What you see is what you get, and all promotion advertised are valid for all customers, regardless of credit score. We do what we say we are going to do. Always.
Check the Dealer’s Rating with the Better Business Bureau
Checking a business’ rating at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a quick and easy way to research the character, respectability, and honesty for any of your potential business dealings. As a general practice, you’re going to want to do business with places that sustain an A rating or higher. Additionally, you can see other business details, like how long it’s been in business and who the management is.
Integrity’s A+ Rating
Integrity Auto Finance has had an A+ rating with the BBB for several years.
What Do Their Customers Say About Them?
Hearing how about a business straight from that business’ customers is invaluable. Ask your friends and family which used car dealers they trust. Check out online customer testimonials, if any are available.
Customer reviews on social media and other online platforms are an incredible tool when deciding with whom to do business. If a Buy Here Pay Here dealer is known for their dishonest practices, you can be sure that wronged customers have voiced their outrage in the form of reviews. Look for a dealer that has a high average star rating on Google and Facebook.
Integrity has hundreds of reviews on both Facebook and Google, both of which have a 4.5/5 star rating or higher. Additionally, you can check out hundreds of customer testimonial videos on our website and YouTube Channel.
A ‘Buy Here Pay Here’ Dealer You Can Trust
At Integrity, we pride ourselves on being honest and trustworthy, as well as providing the best experience possible to our customers. You’re not going to find any bait-and-switch tactics or shady dealings here. It’s our job to get you into the vehicle you want — regardless of your credit score — with payments you can afford. That’s the Integrity difference!
This is Part 1 of our “Choosing the Best ‘Buy Here Pay Here’ Dealer series. Look for additional installments in the weeks to come.