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DISHONESTY IN THE INDUSTRY

DISHONESTY IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: HOW TO FIND TRANSPARENCY


There is a timeless stereotype that used car salespeople are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to showing honesty to their customers. People expect to be cheated and act accordingly. Have these salespeople earned this bad reputation or have the actions of a small number of sleezy salespeople shaped the opinions of the public?

White Lies and Half Truths

There’s no denying that there will always be a measure of dishonesty when it comes to marketing your product or business. After all, you do need to set yourself and your business apart from the rest of the competition. The problem comes in when these white lies or embellishments become outright lies. Take job applications as an example. You might say that you can speak conversational French, when in reality you can only say a few basic phrases. Unless you’re applying for a job that involves speaking French, you might never be called out on your white lie. If, however, you tell your potential employer that you have years of restaurant management experience while you only ever worked as a server, then you’ve got a big problem.

You could definitely apply that example to the used car industry. A used car dealer could buy a car that was in dire need of serious repairs and then fix it with subpar parts to sell it again for a profit as an “excellent” car. Some dealers (although I hesitate to call them anything other than criminals) even sell totalled or stolen cars to their unsuspecting customers for a massive profit. That being said, not all car salespeople are liars and cheats – no more than all attorneys or insurance brokers or mechanics. Dishonesty, like death and taxes, is an unavoidable part of life.

Lying on the Lot

You might think that you’d have to speak to a salesperson face to face before encountering any dishonest practices, but in today’s digital age, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Vehicle sellers have been evolving with the times and have joined the online revolution to market their products on classifieds websites and vehicle listing billboards. If these sellers are honest, transparent and sincere, then online listings are an amazing way for them to gain loyal customers. The customers themselves also have the chance to view the cars, plan their finances and get to know the seller first, which removes the dreaded uncertainty of stepping onto a lot without any prior knowledge.

If they’re dishonest or out to exploit their customers, then digital advertising could make it much easier for them to do so. Photos can be manipulated; details can be forged and auctions can still be rigged. It might actually be easier if it’s done online.

Finding Honest Car Salespeople

Keeping the above in mind, it could be easy to feel discouraged or frustrated. How are you meant to hold your own against someone who’s been in the industry for years and knows how to sell ice to a snowman? The quick answer is that you don’t. Instead of trying to challenge dishonest salespeople, avoid them entirely by learning how to recognise dishonest practices. If you do realise that they’re treating their customers unfairly, make sure to tell your loved ones to avoid them as well. (Keep in mind that many companies are able to sue for defamation, even if you were mostly in the right. This is why we suggest you leave an honest review of their services and end all contact as soon as possible.)


How to Recognise Dishonest Salespeople?

An honest salesperson’s goals are friendly service, consistent product or service quality, and honest communication. That’s easy enough. But what about dishonest salespeople? I’d like to believe that we could all ascribe to the idea that any stranger is a friend until proven an enemy, but unfortunately that’s not always feasible. When approaching a service provider like a car salesperson, it would be best to do your own research in advance. Ask yourself the following questions:

• 1. Does this company or service provider have authentic, positive reviews? Have they addressed the issues mentioned in negative reviews?
• 2. Do they have any social media feeds or websites where you can view their products or services? (This question could be ignored for smaller businesses that tend to work on word of mouth. Although it would be best to speak to some of their previous clients if you can.)
• 3. Are they willing to meet up and/or discuss their products or services?
• 4. Are they willing to provide you with the names or contact details of previous clients (with that client’s permission, of course)?
• 5. Are they open and communicative over text and in person?

These questions might not be fool-proof, but they do give you a good foundation of what to look out for. If you have any more questions about how to find reputable dealers, contact us today. We would love to help you find you dream car, even if we aren’t the sellers!

Article : Marizanne Linde

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Why You Should Sell Your Car Your Way

Why You Should Sell Your Car Your Way

There is more than one way to skin a cat. While not as gruesome an image, there is also more than one way to sell your car. Instead of simply relying on a used vehicle salesperson to do the job for you, you can now choose from dozens of vehicle-selling methods and find what suits you best.

The reason it is so important to know about the different ways to sell your car is simple: not every method works for every person’s needs. If you’re looking for a quick sale, advertising online might not be as efficient an option as trading it in. However, if you’re trying to get as much money as you possibly can, a trade in just won’t work. The key is to find a way that suits your financial needs, time-constrains and everyday schedule.

Thanks to modern technology, selling your car has never been easier. Listed below are some vehicle-selling techniques with their respective pros and cons.

  1. Trade In

Trading in your car for a new(er) car is extremely popular. This involves taking your car to a dealership and having it appraised. After this, your dealer will offer you various options available that include either getting a new car and paying off what’s left of the cost, or simply swapping your car for another of similar value. This differs from dealership to dealership.

  • Pro

This is a quick and easy way to sell your car. There will always be an opportunity to trade in your car which gives this method a measure of reliability. When you trade in your vehicle, you also receive a vehicle in return which means you don’t have to still scour the net for another car.

  • Con

You might not get as big a deal as you might hope to. Dealerships won’t give you as high an appraisal for your car as it might actually be worth. This is because they still need to make a profit when reselling it. You might also get a new car that requires extra payment.

  1. Sell Privately

This takes out any middleman needed and places you in charge of the sale. You’ll have to advertise your car and when you find an interested buyer, and you also need to ensure a legal, safe sale. This typically involves accepting cash or check and accompanying the buyer to the bank to make sure the check doesn’t bounce.

  • Pro

You’ll be getting the highest possible price for your vehicle if you’re patient. You’ll also be able to set your own conditions for the sale.

  • Con

Selling your car privately is not easy. You’ll not only have to advertise effectively, but you might also not find someone that is interested in buying. In addition to this, you’ll also be working with strangers who might not be honest or trustworthy.

  1. Use Mobility-Online

Mobility-Online’s interactive experience and the ease of knowing we’re available 24 hours a day, means you can now sell your pre-owned vehicle to premium dealers at leisure. As your professional product specialists, we will assist you through the entire process. No office hours, waiting in line or driving from branch to branch.

  • Pro

Mobility-Online is a completely transparent, 24-hr transactional platform. The convenience of being available day and night means that you can sell your vehicle when and how you want.

  • Con

We require transparency from our clients, be they buyers or sellers, and we require certain documents to ensure the safety and legality of the sale. We will not be able to work with clients who are not willing to provide the needed information.

 

 

How Millennials Are Changing the Transportation Industry South Africa Gauteng

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Millennials have been praised, questioned, and outrightly scolded for the ways they’ve impacted society. Born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s, millennials differ vastly from their parents, especially in their decisions regarding transportation. So, what does this hold in store for the automotive industry in South Africa?

Millennials tend to value practicality and efficiency over luxury. They are moving away from the idea that a car is a status symbol. More young professionals are making use of public or shared transportation to get from A to B in the quickest, easiest and most affordable way possible. Because of this, they also tend to be more open to new brands. If a brand can offer them a vehicle that aligns with their safety, comfort and financial needs, they might be willing to try it.

Unlike their Baby Boomer parents, millennials are not impulse buyers. Many of them carry debt due to student loans and with the unemployment rate being as high as it is, even fewer millennials are willing to take financial risks. Instead of relying on car dealerships for information about possible choices, this tech-savvy generation does its own research in advance. This grants companies the opportunity to expand their digital platforms and explore the largely untapped potential of online automotive marketing.

Instead of clinging to conventions and fearing what a change in demographics might mean, companies should jump at the chance to remodel and disrupt their traditional values/techniques and, just like this unconventional, ground-breaking generation, become the pioneers of their industry.

Buying a vehicle? What you need to know about financing.

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Buying a vehicle? What you need to know about financing. When buying a vehicle, whether brand-new or used, your chances of needing financial support from a financial institution are big.
The most common method to pay for vehicles in South Africa is through monthly instalments. That means your vehicle is financed through a vehicle credit provider like, a bank, and you
pay the monthly instalment directly to that bank.

It is possible to make use of the vehicle brand’s own financial option through the dealership – for example: you buy a BMW and they offer you a finance structure plan at the dealership through
BMW Finance.

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