When you are buying a new vehicle, it is always exciting. However, before you sign off on your purchase, take some time to negotiate some upgrades from the dealership. Since they want nothing more than to see you drive off the lot with a smile on your face, you will have far more bargaining power than you realize. If you’re eager to get as many upgrades as possible, here are a few you should always opt for prior to completing your purchase.
Contrary to what you may have thought, heated seats are not limited solely to luxury vehicles. In fact, as the technology to install these seats has improved, most new vehicles can have heated seats added on to the final sale. If you want the ultimate in comfort on cold days when behind the wheel, upgrade to heated seats. This is something that you can typically get after you leave the dealership but if you get it at the dealership, you can typically get part of the price of your upgrade covered in the purchase of your vehicle.
Though window tinting can help with privacy, it’s also a great way to control heat if you live in a warm environment. This is especially important when you want to protect your vehicle’s interior from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Plus, it makes your vehicle look great. Window tinting is one of the upgrades you should get from the dealership. Gaining in popularity with more and more drivers each year, your dealership should have no problem with this upgrade request.
Satellite Radio and Bluetooth
Though most newer vehicles today already come with satellite radio and are Bluetooth-equipped, not all new vehicles offer this upfront. Thus, when negotiating your purchase, make this a priority before you sign on the dotted line. As vehicles today become more technologically advanced, you’ll be very glad you added both of these to your new vehicle.
While you are upgrading to heated seats, you might as well go all the way and also opt for leather seats. Though many buyers think there is a big difference between factory-installed leather seats and dealer-installed seats, the fact is little if any difference exists. Best of all, dealer-installed leather seats tend to run much cheaper than those which are factory-installed. On average, you can expect to pay no more than an additional $2,000 for high-quality leather seats from your dealership. If you’re a sharp negotiator, you can likely get them for much less.
Since you will be spending plenty of time behind the wheel of your new vehicle, it makes sense to add as many comforts as possible. From tinted windows to seats that look great and keep you warm, adding these and other upgrades will be a smart decision.