Behind the Scenes at a Car Dealership

11440570966_e02a3a19ca_z

Like any business, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at a car dealership that you, the customer, generally don’t see. Sometimes that can transition to a long wait but there’s always a good reason for it. Allow us here at DeLillo Chevrolet to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at a car dealership.

You’ve found a car you like and the salesman walked off a few minutes ago to retrieve your requested car. It seems to be taking an unexpected amount of time. The reason, if you found the car online, could be that the car isn’t on the main lot. While retrieving a car sitting on the lot takes just a minute or two, finding one in an off-site lot could take more than a few minutes. If you requested to drive a car in the showroom, it will take even longer.

Salesmen try to deliver the best experience possible and much of that comes with meeting your every request. If you choose to test drive a specific car, they’ll make it happen but it could take a few minutes more than expected. To help reduce the wait time, call ahead and let them know what model you want to drive. Odds are the salesman will have it ready to go by the time you arrive.

So you’ve made a deal and you’re just waiting on the car, but it seems to be taking forever. The obvious, and more likely reason, is that the service department is preparing the car by cleaning the interior and exterior, tightening bolts, and making sure everything is in working order. Dealerships are dedicated to making sure you have an exceptional experience and it’s that attention to detail that makes it happen.

Understanding Credit Score – What Does It Mean For You?

Woman understanding credit score

Your credit score is like a report card for adults.

 

When you’re in school, GPA is the number that governs your life. It reflects your grades, determines the kinds of colleges or post-graduate programs you might be able to apply to, and even helps you secure out-of-college jobs.

Later on, though, GPA starts to matter less, and credit score takes over. It’s the new number everyone cares about, from when you need to take out a loan to buy a car or house or even when you open a new account with the local internet service provider. Unfortunately, credit score can be confusing, and many people still don’t understand what it is exactly or how it can be changed.

Credit score, like GPA, is a grade, but instead of summarizing your performance and history in school, it summarizes your financial history. It’s a tool that helps banks and other entities determine the financial risk you present based on your financial situation and how reliably you’ve paid your bills in the past.

Knowing this, it’s actually quite easy to figure out how to improve credit score. For example, you should:

  • Minimize debt as much as possible (try to never take out loans for anything other than a car or a house)
  • Always pay your bills on time
  • Avoid opening numerous lines of credit

That being said, even if you have low credit, remember that we’ll always work with you to give you the best deal possible on a car at DeLillo Chevrolet! You stick with your salesperson all the way through – no need to haggle with a separate finance department. Learn more about our internet financing options!