Frequently Asked Questions About Car Shopping

By now you're probably overwhelmed by the process of getting your next car and we don't blame you! Whether it's $5,000 or $50,000+, it's a BIG and important purchase that not many get to make often during their lives. 

As part of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy specializes in helping all those who need a car by offering honest, transparent pricing and making available our non-commissioned sales staff who WON'T try to sell you a car at any cost. 

Simply put, we only want you to enjoy your experience, so we hope the answers below to the questions we get asked the most often can help make this a more fun, informed, and calm process for you.

1. Should I get a new or a used car?

Each has its Pros and Cons so let us review both to help you arrive at the best decision for you: 

Much like a new appliance or a new piece of clothing, a new car is something only YOU will get to enjoy for the first time. Imagine driving off the lot in your brand new vehicle that no one else has gotten to break in or whose perks no one else has gotten to enjoy. 

You know what else a new car has that no one else got to spend before you? A warranty, that's what. Many manufacturers give relatively generous warranty plans to their new cars, often offering warranties lasting 36-months or 36,000, 48 months or 48,000, and so on. This means that for the first three years you have that car (or for the first 36,000 miles you drive it), and so on, or however your chosen manufacturer designates it, you're not liable for various repairs or maintenance on the car. 

No one wants to think about their new car having any issues, but knowing that problem will most likely be "covered" because the vehicle will still be under warranty helps instill a little more peace of mind.

A disadvantage of getting a new car is that by nature, it's more expensive, and once its warranty runs out, you're also 100% responsible for potentially expensive repair costs.

The most commonly cited advantage to getting a used car is the cost savings. "Why buy new when you can save thousands by buying used?" is what dealerships promoting used cars will say. And they have a good point: Many brands of cars lose most of their original value as soon as they leave the dealership. But getting a used one, you're saving yourself from that devaluation. In other words, you get to enjoy... <<>>

Another benefit of many used cars (especially used FCA models) is their exclusivity and uniqueness. Sometimes we hear "they don't make them like they used to" from a customer who's more excited about a limited-edition, not-available-elsewhere 2013 Wrangler Super Rare Trim than he'd be about a current year's Wrangler. This can extend to other brands as well, such as Ford Raptors and <<>> that were made in limited quantities, and for which there is a huge demand now. 

A disadvantage of getting a used car is that you are taking a risk that you may be buying someone else's problem, meaning that if you encounter problems with it you are often on your own because it won't have the same warranty protection as a new car. offer the same protection. If possible, shop for a certified pre-owned car. These cars are checked out extensively by the dealer and usually come with some type of warranty.

2. Should I buy or lease my next vehicle?

Buying a car means there are no mileage limitations, you can alter it as you wish, and you <<>>. However, monthly payments can often be significantly more costly because of interest rates and finance charges the bank or credit union chooses to impose. 

Leasing a vehicle means there ARE mileage limits, you can't modify it whatsoever, and <<>>. However, monthly payments are usually much lower because you're avoiding the usual finance charges associated with taking out a loan for the entire cost of the car.

3. Should I trade in my vehicle to a dealership or sell it on my own?


4. What are the fees and taxes associated with getting a car from Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy?

I want to find out the exact amounts and was thinking of asking Gavin/Erik/Cory directly.

5. What are rebates and incentives and how do I qualify for that?

Rebates and incentives are money-saving programs that often represent the best offers around when getting your new car. Sometimes the manufacturer (in our case, FCA) is offering a cash rebate to stimulate sales of a particular model, special new car prices on last year's model, or even low interest rates to make leasing more attractive. 

Note that some rebates and incentives are only available to certain consumers, like first-time buyers, members of the Military or Veterans, customers who buy another vehicle from the same manufacturer, customers who own a car from a competing manufacturer, college students/graduates, and more. Some consumers may also qualify for several rebates at once.

New car rebates and incentives can be a great way to save money in the long run! Give us as much information as possible about your situation to see what you qualify for, and we'll help you get the most bang for your buck!

6. How can I control my monthly payment and how can I lower it?


7. What if I owe more than my car is worth?


8. Should I finance though LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy or through a bank before stopping by the dealership?


9. What if LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy doesn't have the car I want?

The inventory you see on our website is actually a limited selection of the vehicles we do have in stock. In the case of new vehicles, many times there are some that are "in transit," meaning we haven't had a chance to add them to the website because they're currently being shipped to our dealership. 

Additionally, being a Larry H. Miller dealership puts us in a network of dozens of dealers across seven states-meaning we know where to get your used/new dream car if we don't happen to have it on our lot. 

The best way to go about finding it if we don't have it in stock today is to simply call or or stop by. Give us the chance to know you and your needs better so that we can better guide you through our process of hunting down your next vehicle.

10. What can I expect when I come in to get a car at LHM Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Sandy?


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