Buying a used car is an excellent way for busy families to save money and get a reliable vehicle. But it can be difficult to find the right car, and that’s where an auto broker comes in. An auto broker can help you search through hundreds of vehicles, perform a pre-purchase inspection, and negotiate prices.
However, there are some potential drawbacks when using an auto broker for your used car purchase. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of buying a used car through an auto broker so that you can make the best decision for your family.
If you are looking for a reliable used car, but don’t have the time or experience to find one on your own, consider hiring us to act as an auto broker for you.
What is an auto broker?
Simply put, an auto broker assists you in purchasing a used car, much like a buyer’s agent helps you buy a house. An auto broker can help you with researching, identifying, finding, inspecting, and ultimately purchasing a used car. You can think of a broker as a car consultant. While some auto brokers work independently, some used car dealers also offer this service.
How is Esprit Motors’ auto broker service different?
The major difference with Esprit Motors is that if you hire us to help you purchase a car we will not try to sell you a car we already own. We will work with you as a partner to find the best car for you. Many brokers that are also dealers will likely try to sell you a car that they already own, which helps them and you. But this might not be the right vehicle for you. What other benefits do you get from working with Esprit Motors?
You will benefit from the knowledge of a car dealer who has purchased several hundred cars and researches available vehicles for sale online constantly. This knowledge includes knowing which models and years have more problems than others and should be avoided. We will make the process go much more smoothly and might even open up some options you had not previously considered.
Ian is a former automotive engineer and long-time car expert, and when inspecting a car can quickly identify the costly issues (transmission slipping, squeals, clutch issues, shimmies, oil leaks, major suspension issues) that might make you want to consider passing on a specific car, or give you an idea as to what it will cost to fix it if you want to ultimately purchase it.
Buying a used car through an auto broker can be an excellent option for busy families who don’t have the time or resources to find the perfect car on their own.
Low hassle and less time spent shopping for a car. We can help narrow down your options based on your needs and the current used car market or expand your options by suggesting vehicles that you might not be aware of.
Do you find visiting used car lots on the weekend enjoyable?! Many people don’t. Do you have time to shop at night or after work? By working with an auto broker, you are hiring someone to do the research and legwork for your purchase ahead of time so that you spend less time shopping on the weekends.
We can also use our experience to help weed out cars that have obvious issues based on the ad, so you don’t end up driving across town to look at a car that isn’t as described. Or avoid dealers that are known for embellishing the truth.
By Hiring an Auto Broker, You Can Save Time and Money
There is the potential for saving money by using an auto broker. However, it depends on the car that you are looking for. While we charge a small upfront fee, you will make it back in time savings by finding a better car.
By hiring an auto broker like Esprit Motors, you can often find a better car more quickly. We can help reduce the stress of the car purchase process, especially for folks that don’t know much about cars and don’t enjoy the car buying process. We can help you quickly weed out the potential money pits and help you find a car that will be less likely to need costly repairs.
And most importantly, we are working with you as a partner to help you find the best car for you, not the closest car we have for sale.
Reach out to us at 503 – 893 – 9565 or email us to learn more!