If you decided to buy a new or used car, and you already know about which car to buy then the question arises which is the best place to buy a car? Do I buy from a franchise dealership or independent dealership? Which car dealer will be best suited for the car you want? To better understand what these choices offer you, first you need to understand what is a car dealership and the actual difference between Independent and franchise dealership.
A car dealership is a retail store of new and used cars. A car dealership is a place where you can go to buy a car. Car dealers buy these cars from auto manufacturers because auto manufacturers alone can’t sell the cars they need third parties to maintain that. Dealers hire salespeople for their store, and they will provide you a test drive, and detailed information so that you make the right purchase.
One more option you can find with the car dealership is leasing. You can lease a car for a fixed time. Time depends on the car dealership. And when this lease period comes to an end you can return it to the dealers or you can buy the car at some discounts.
For example, Audi Beverly has the dealership of Audi company and Audi Beverly Hills is the largest dealer of Audi in the USA for the last three years. And Midway Ford and Galpin Ford are the largest dealers of Ford Motors in the USA and they have the dealership of Ford company.
An independent and franchise dealership is two ways of approaching business through association with an automotive company that has already succeeded in the market. however, there are some differences between them.
Independent car dealership sells any type of used car. The dealers of this type of dealership are not authorized with specific auto manufacturing companies. dealers can sell multiple types of used cars because this dealership never represents a specific brand of cars. For example, Auto Nation Inc. and Penske Automotive group.
Franchise dealership sells used and new cars. The dealers of the franchise dealership have the full authorization from specific auto manufacturers to sell their cars. The dealers take the franchise of a particular brand of cars. For example, Chevrolet dealership.
Both independent dealerships and franchise dealership have some pros and cons; it is up to the dealers and the customers what they want from a dealership. If you want security, warranty, name-brand recognition, then franchise dealership will be the best choice, and if you want variety at one place and no restraints from the company’s side, then the independent dealership will be the best choice.