Car Dealer Tuscaloosa AL

Local resource for car dealers in Tuscaloosa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to auto dealerships that offer new cars, used cars and car trade-ins, as well as advice on buying a car and car dealers.

Swann Motors
(205) 345-8278
1931 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Townsend Automotive
(205) 553-5882
3537 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Jeff's Classic Motors
(205) 758-5800
75 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Sundown Motors
(334) 855-3452
1001 Highway 165
Fort Mitchell, AL

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Carfinders Auto Outlet
(251) 633-4200
85 Schillinger Rd N
Mobile, AL

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Skyland Auto Sales
(205) 349-1928
95 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Bill Deloach Automotive Llc
(205) 553-4444
2800 Skyland Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Cars Alabama
(205) 458-4458
1124 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL

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Auto Mart
(334) 277-5256
621 N Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL

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Semmes Auto Sales
(251) 645-3330
8685 Moffett Rd
Semmes, AL

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Car Dealer

How The Auto Dealer Makes a Profit By Isaac Bouchard, DriverSide Contributor

It’s cliché that the dealership experience is fraught with innuendo, misrepresentations and outright falsehood. To help understand why the game is played that way, put yourself into the white patent leather shoes of the typical salesman (or woman, but for the sake of this example, let’s assume a male) at a dealership for a moment.

He’s ‘on the floor’ five or six days a week for eight hours. If he’s working on a deal, he’ll often go home at 10:00 or 11:00 at night, and then show up the next morning to complete paperwork or take care of a trade-in. Working ‘bell to bell’ is incredibly fatiguing; the frustration level is compounded when times are slow and all he has to do most of the day is pace the lot.

His compensation is commission-based at almost any dealer. Even if he has a salary, it’s minimal, and certainly not enough to sustain any sort of lifestyle. For him, it’s sell or die.

When a prospect does show up, he knows the chance of them buying something from him that day is only 15-20 percent. And, if he lets them walk, his close ratio slips into the single digits. He also doesn’t like Internet leads, as he sells only around 6 percent and makes less money in so doing.

He knows they’re almost certainly shopping his deal against others at dealers both locally and - thanks to the Internet - perhaps a thousand miles away.

Now that you’ve come back to your own existence, wash your hands and give thanks. Second, recognize why that person is so aggressive, and so likely to play fast and loose with the facts. Let us take a look at the rest of the typical retail experience and sales process.

The Ad
When people come in based on an advertisement, they purchase the vehicle that was advertised less than 20 percent of the time. That’s the reason behind the old industry practice ‘the loss leader.' Whether it’s a low, low, low price or an unbelievable lease, it’s all about getting customers in the door. If the salespeople can’t get face time, the chances of moving the metal are slim to none.

Besides, people don’t usually read or remember the fine print. Things like ‘Price good only on stock #3256’ or ‘Tax title and license fees, acquisition and cap cost reduction of $4387.90 not included’ don’t stick in the brain when you see your dream car or truck at a ‘too good to be true’ price. Remember, advertisements serve only one purpose - to get you in the front door.

If you’ve wondered why the salesperson or manager is so reluctant to give complete information until it’s ‘time to sign’, it is because once the consumer knows all the parameters of your new car 's deal structure, it is very easy to get another dealer to beat it.

The Deal
There are basically three moving parts...

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Lemon Laws

Code:
8-20A-1, et seq.

Title Of Act:
Motor Vehicle Lemon Law Rights

Definition Of Defects:
Nonconformity to any applicable express warranties

Remedies:
Consumer's option: replace with comparable new car or accept return of car and refund consumer full contract price and nonrefundable portions of extended warranties and services, all collateral charges, all finance charges incurred after first reported nonconformity and incidental damages; all this minus allowance for consumer's use of nonconforming vehicle

Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair:
24 months following delivery of vehicle or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first

From www.findlaws.com