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3 Things to Ask the Dealership for Before Signing the Dotted Lines

Updated on December 26, 2017

Before signing the dotted lines for a new car, try to negotiate a deal with the car dealer. While most car dealers can only lower the price of the vehicle by a set amount, they can sweeten the deal by offering additional freebies and accessories. This article will look at 3 things that buyers can ask a dealership for before making a purchase.

Free Gas

It’s no surprise that many car dealerships have plenty of free gas cards lying around. With gas prices rising, several free gas cards could really put a dent on monthly expenses, so don’t hesitate to ask the car salesman for one. Consider the amount on each card, and whether there are any restrictions involved. Some gas cards can only be used at certain gas stations. It’s also a good idea to take a look at whether the gas cards expire or not.

Some gas cards don’t offer free gas, but rather a certain discount off of each purchase. It might be several cents per gallon. Don’t overlook these deals, as they can quickly add up.

Complimentary Servicing

Generally speaking, most cars will need to be serviced every 6 months or so. The cost of each service can be quite expensive, depending on one’s region and the type of car purchased. Some cars require more overall maintenance than others.

With that said, ask the car dealer for complimentary servicing. They may offer buyers a certain number of free oil changes or filter replacements. Once again, this can quickly add up and end up saving buyers a lot of money in the long run.

Additional Accessories

Most dealerships already sell car accessories. As a result, they can get many of the accessories at extremely low prices, which means that they’re more than willing to throw in some goodies for free. When purchasing a new car, ask the dealer whether they may throw in some free rubber mats. This is also a good time to inquire about customizations.

If the dealership is looking to meet a quota and just wants to get rid of the car, they may be willing to do some minor customizations. This might include changing the rims to a fancier one or even switching the color of the headlights.


The dealers have a lot of freedom to sweeten the deal in order to make a sale. Before purchasing a car, consider the type of freebies that will actually come in handy. If the car salesman cannot lower the price anymore, ask them to throw in some freebies. These freebies can end up saving buyers a lot of money.


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