Car Dealerships: How to Spot a Good One

Oct 2022

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When buying or selling a car, whether old or new, is one of the most important financial decisions you will make. Choosing a buyer or a seller for your car is the first step, and knowing which dealership in your area is the best is the first hurdle as there can be many options.

In today’s fast-paced world where fly-by-night businesses come and go overnight, it is crucial to know what to watch out for. In Citton Cars’ experience, scams and shady businesses are an unfortunate reality.

Here are a few tips to help you spot a credible car dealership:

What is your first impression?

If the initial experience isn’t positive, then the rest of the transaction might prove frustrating as well. Professional staff should be well trained and able to answer all your questions.

Do they offer a wide range of vehicles?

Good car dealerships offer a wide selection of vehicles, all in mint condition. The showroom is well organised and the facilities are up to standard.

Reviews by clients can give you a good idea of the quality of the car dealership. When you search for car dealerships in your area, the ratings they receive from actual clients will give you a better idea of the quality of service you will receive.

How long has the car dealership been in existence?

A successful car dealership with a proven track record must be doing something right. A brand-new dealership might not be able to instantly establish a solid reputation.

Does the car dealership have a strong online presence?  

Reputable car dealerships use various marketing tools and social media platforms to promote their brand, not only to advertise but also to inform.

Does the dealership offer professional finance options?

Reputable car dealerships offer tools like finance calculators and arrange finance with high-rated financial institutions.

Are you able to trade in your current car?

First, get a valuation to ensure you have all the information you need.

Be wary of a deal that sounds too good to be true, as it probably is. You should be allowed to test drive the car, ask as many questions as you need and inspect the car until you are satisfied.

At Citton Cars we can answer all your questions and provide the information you need!  

We pride ourselves on our facilities, our well-stocked floors, our professionally trained, helpful and knowledgeable staff, and our ability to match a client with a car.

We have a wide and varied selection of pre-owned cars for sale.

We are proud of the positive client reviews we receive and publish them on all our social media sites. Our social media presence is optimal, because we believe in using all means to share, not only sales messaging. Please follow our Facebook page here.

Citton Cars has a proven track record and stellar reputation as one of the best car dealerships in Pretoria.

We make use of a finance calculator that is available to all our customers.

We arrange finance when needed with WesBank Vehicle Finance and other major banks:

We take pride in making the best deal possible for all involved without compromising our reputation.

We are happy to accept trade-ins.