You have finally found it! Weeks, sometimes months of research has led you to the perfect vehicle that matches your exact preferences and lifestyle. Now that you’re sure of your decision, you cannot wait to get behind the wheel.
But alas, when the time comes, you hit a seemingly insurmountable roadblock. The vehicle isn’t in stock.
Have you and your dream vehicle come to the end of the road before your journey even began?
No! If your car is not in stock, you still have options. This article will cover how to order a vehicle that isn’t in stock.
The option of a Dealer Trade is straightforward. It is also, potentially, one of the easiest ways to get the car that you want, if it is out of stock at the dealership you are working with to buy a car.
This option works when a dealership calls up another dealership to see if they have the car in stock. If the vehicle is in stock, the two dealerships will trade cars. The dealership with the car you want will drive the car down, and they will take a vehicle off your dealership’s lot to replace the empty spot in their inventory.
Fortunately, this is a common practice. There are many different models, sizes, colors, and special features offered in a car that it is impossible for one dealership to stock every car in one lot.
The only issue that arises with this option is if there are no dealers in the immediate area with the specifications you want. If this is the case, you may need to wait, possibly a few weeks, while the dealership finds and transports the car you desire.
When it comes to buying a vehicle, many people are flexible and willing to work with the current inventory. However, if you have found the car of your dreams, you want that car. You don’t want the sister of that car or even the fraternal twin of that car.
You want that car!
The good news is that with the advancements of vehicle stock options, many different aspects of a car can be tailored to your preferences.
A few of the most accessible customization orders a dealership can usually accommodate without outsourcing from their facility include:
Once you learn if the customization is possible, it is essential to ask whether the part or feature is a factory or aftermarket part. Factory parts are made by the car manufacturer, while a third-party company makes aftermarket parts.
This determination is important because both the quality and warranty could be at risk if it is an aftermarket part.
Ultimately, what you should take away from this is that there are plenty of available options that don’t always need to be a significant issue. If you want something that the car doesn’t already have, ask if it is possible to customize that option.
Many times, dealerships are very accommodating, and if your customization cannot get produced in-house, there are still plenty of other options for getting exactly what you want.
So, don’t settle!