Archive for November, 2017

How can I know that I’m getting a good, used car?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Barrett Motors dealership sells used vehicles. One concern people have that we run across daily is if the vehicle will last that they’re getting financed for. You’ve probably read horror stories… (more…)

How can I speed up the finance process and get my car?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

I think it’s fair to say that we don’t judge you based on a credit number. We actually look for reasons to say “yes” to financing a dependable vehicle for you.

At Barrett Motors, we look at… (more…)

Why will Barrett Motors take a chance on me and my bad credit?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Okay. So you have bad credit. You’ve come to us at Barrett Motors—maybe as a last chance—to see if we will take a chance to give you financing for a dependable used car.

Unlike banks and other traditional lenders… (more…)

How is a buy-here pay-here place different?

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Although buy-here pay-here dealerships have been around for decades, I’m always surprised by the amount of people who don’t know what that means—and by some who have never even heard the term before.

Basically, it’s a longstanding terminology used for a dealership that handles their own financing. Buy-here pay-here and in-house financing are terms that mean the dealer… (more…)

Why is buying a vehicle a long process?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The process of buying a vehicle at some dealerships is longer than at others. Some of that depends upon how much homework you‘ve done ahead of time to shorten it.

The process is typically long when you apply for financing at “traditional” dealerships because they rely solely upon banks, credit unions, and subprime lenders and such to get financing handled.

However Barrett Motors is a buy-here pay-here dealership, so we make all those loan decisions ourselves. We are the lender—we are the “bank.” So when you fill out a credit application and bring us the information we need, we… (more…)

Okay, I know what I want in a car — what now?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

When you’ve begun the process of shopping for a different vehicle and have narrowed your choices of where you want to shop because of that dealership’s reputation, the next step is to find out what other people have to say about doing business there.

Reputation is a big thing. But people don’t typically start looking for a dealer based solely on reputation. They might. We do get those customers all the time who are referred to us from our satisfied clients. They come in not knowing us, but they’ve got a pretty good idea they want to buy from us. That’s a great thing.

But the reality of it is… (more…)

What are the most important things a car buyer should know?

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The most important thing you should know when buying a car is who you’re buying it from.

When you buy from a dealership that has a good reputation, you know they will be there to take care of you should you have any issues with the vehicle. A dealership like that has been around a long time, and will typically carry the types of vehicles that don’t have problems.

Another critical thing to know… (more…)

Are BHPH dealerships sleazy? (Part 2)

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

The misperception about dealers who will actually sell a vehicle to you because they want you to fail so that they can repossess it and resell it, is unfortunately not a myth.

It’s derived from the exact thing we were just talking about. Back in the days when a dealer had a car, they had $2,000 in it, they could get $2,000 and finance the rest of their own profit… (more…)

Are BHPH dealerships sleazy? (Part 1)

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

I’ve joked about this with people.

Go ahead—type in a Google image search for “car salesmen are…” and look what pops up. There is a guy…