Steps for a Successful Buying Experience When Searching for a New or Used Car

A successful car-buying experience has a lot to do with the way you are treated and the information you gather prior to and after test driving your next vehicle. Here’s a great way to get that information. Use the internet!

Here are some simple steps to get you ready:

1) Log on to the dealership of your choice. If you don’t have a preference, Google what you are looking for (i.e. GMC Sierra or Pontiac Grand Prix)

2) Once you’re on the site, narrow your search by choose the type of car, year, make, model and whether it’s certified.

3) If you’re looking for a used car, make sure the ad is offering you a vehicle history report (like carfax) as well as any service history they may offer (remember, price is not everything. A good quality certifierd pre-owned vehicle with a great warranty and a clean report will save you money in the long run).

4) Compare prices with used car guides like or, to make sure the price is at least below retail. This will also help you get a feel for what your trade could be worth.

5) Make sure you call or email to check for availability so you don’t waste you time. And make sure you set an appointment prior to your visit. That way you’ll ensure yourself the vehicle is ready when you arrive. When the slaesperson knows youa re arriving, they’ll save enough time to make sure all your questions are answered.

For all your new or used car needs, go to or stop by the Jerry Seiner dealerships in South Jordan, Salt Lake and Bountiful.

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