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A new reality

Due to the occurring global COVID-19 pandemic, many small business have been forced to adapt to this new reality. Fortunately, Garston Motors has put together a comprehensive plan for car purchases to be made from the comfort of your own home.

While it may sound surprising, online car purchases are not uncommon. A few companies in the US operate and sell vehicles exclusively online. Following this path and to adjust to the current social distancing guidelines, we have made the entire process accessible online, from e-signing documents, to request CARFAX reports, to virtual tours and even doorstep delivery.

Guidelines for due diligence

Before looking to buy a car from home, you should perform everything as you would a conventional car purchase prior. Understand your own needs, do a research and set a monthly budget to stick to. Everything you need is readily available on the internet. You should familiarize yourself with all [...]

Inevitably, the time for you to get rid of your current car will come. While car enthusiasts wouldn’t mind keeping an old car around for ages, most people treat cars as a method of transportation at best. The other thing is that as car ages, problems begin to surface, existing technology becomes obsolete meaning that old cars lag behind when it comes to convenience. The government understands this obviously, hence incentives are provided to encourage folks to change cars every so often. However, when the time comes for you to get rid of your car, you might ask yourself: do I figure out a way to sell it, or should I just trade it in?

Nowadays, trading in is a very common practice. Most people don’t have the time nor the effort to spend on selling a car privately. Therefore, trading in is an offer provided by most used car dealers, but what are actually [...]

For prudent consumers, buying used is a method to save money, and the same applies to cars. However, you can always save a bit more money on your purchase. And when you have the flexibility of a dynamic, moving market that’s untied to MSRP, being smart can not only save you money but also avert potential headaches in the future.

Even then, saving money can also be categorized into two types, one being short-term, where you cut the costs down during purchase, and the other being long-term. While short-term savings are important, long-term savings are absolutely crucial for a car and towards sustainable ownership unless you’re not concerned with keeping it for long.

1. Research

Again, whether if you’re buying new or used, being prepared can only be beneficial for your ownership experience. If you know what to expect and anticipate, you can grasp a good idea of which car is actually appropriate for your [...]

RESEARCH: First step to buy a pre-owned car in Ontario

How to properly buy a pre owned vehicle?

Researching a car before the even taking a look at in person is an important part of any car purchase, and it’s especially more so when we’re talking about used cars. When you’re actually talking about a car that you intend to own, it’s not all about reviews, ownership plays a major part too. Thus, there are some tips that you should acknowledge to help you better utilize your time researching any used car models.

1. Understand Your Car Needs

First, you should know what car do you actually need. Think about this holistically, and it’s also prudent to prepare for the future. How many passengers do you need to seat? Is it a car for grocery runs? Is it supposed to be a working vehicle? Do you want a toy for the weekend? These are all questions you should ponder on before looking for cars. For example, If you’re planning to start a family, [...]

How does trading in a car at a dealership work?

How to Trade In a Car - Do's and Don'ts

Buying a car in Ontario, new or used, is no doubt an engrossing prospect. For some, it may be a need, but for some others, it may just be that they’re intrigued at upgrading. It’s increasingly trickier to end up with a car that’s objectively horrid, thus folks with older cars may be interested to migrate to a newer, safer, but still affordable used car. However, keeping an old car around is a financial hindrance, yet getting rid of one is at times a tedious ordeal. Other than selling it yourself, there’s another viable option to consider – trade-in.

Trading-in your used car is something that on the surface, especially for those that are keener with how they spend money, is a bad value. Undoubtedly, when you bring your vehicle into a used dealership to ask for an evaluation, you will be disappointed. They will quote you for a lower amount than you what you’ve [...]

A car purchase is one of the biggest financial decisions you can commit to, thus it is imperative that the understandably sometimes tedious process goes as smooth and as trouble-free as possible. A pivotal aspect that can often be overlooked by car buyers is the reputation of the car dealership that you’re working with. After all, they’re going to be the ones that hand over the keys to your dream ride, and in a market where it’s entirely possible, and common, for the consumer to lack knowledge regarding the subject, unscrupulous dealers can easily exploit the uneducated.

While it used to be quite tricky to sort out a dealer’s reputation, considering that transparency and honesty are quite far down the list for most dealers back then. Today that has changed with so many online resources for searching the best used car dealership nearby and online car dealership reviews. Now, as long as you spend the [...]

Are you interested in loaning a car in Kitchener-Waterloo? The feeling of parking a new car on your driveway is supposed to be an enjoyable one. That said, whether if it’s new or used, there are some key rules that you should adhere to so that you can avoid regretting your decisions down the line.

1. Choose a Ride That Suits Your Need and Ability

One of the common mistakes often made by eager Ontario buyers is failing to accurately apprehend their financial ability. It’s tempting to go for that premium, luxury model that you have longed for, and when you realize that you can actually purchase one, that notion alone can be blinding. It’s important to recognize that being able to purchase something doesn’t mean you can afford it.

While it may be hard to come to terms to accept that you simply lack the capability to pay for something, it’s important to not [...]

Buying a used car? Then it’d certainly be in your best interest to learn more about Ontario used car warranties. Of course, we’re all familiar with new car warranty provided by the manufacturer and dealer, and after the initial warranty period, the value and demand for the car plummet drastically.

As a used car purveyor, we certainly understand that it’s a lot harder to sell a car with no assurance to the cautious folks. Therefore, we try to offer comprehensive after-sales coverage for the inventory that we’ve curated. It’s important to acknowledge just how important a proper used car warranty is if it’s not overt already.

Eminently, there is a risk with any vehicle: new or used, and that is the fact that some items may already have been worn through and on the verge of failing. If you’re sticking with dependable brands, you may be able to get away with it, but it’s simply [...]

A car purchase is one of the biggest financial dedication you can commit to, thus it is imperative that the process goes as smooth and as trouble-free as possible. A pivotal aspect that can often be overlooked by consumers is the reputation of the car dealership that you’re working with. After all, they’re going to be the ones that are handing over the keys to your dream ride, and in a market where it’s entirely possible, and common, for the consumer to lack knowledge regarding the subject, unscrupulous dealers can easily connive to exploit the uneducated.

While it used to be quite tricky to sort out the reputation that your choice of the dealership had, considering that transparency and honesty are quite far down the list for most dealers back then. However, it’s less common nowadays because of how easily accessible the Internet is which makes scrutinizing a dealership a relatively pain-free process. Now, as [...]

A car purchase in Canada takes dedication financially and mentally. It’s less of a bother for folks who’ve had plenty of past experiences in buying cars, as they’re familiar with what to expect, what to do, and what are the systematic procedures that constitute a car purchase. However, for young adults that’s sheepishly approaching their first used car purchase, it’s a daunting endeavor. That’s perfectly understandable, considering it’s a big chunk of financial investment for most people living in the Kitchener Waterloo area. However, there are a few novice mistakes that can often be averted by taking your time which will help ease the process, and here are a few common errors we’ve noticed just for reference.

Doing too little research

One of the biggest oversight Ontario buyers often commit is underestimate the amount of research they have to do. If you spend the time and look around, there will certainly [...]