GM, Ford, and Hyundai Payment Protection Plans To End Soon
GM currently provides 9 months of payment protection up to $500 per month if you lose your job after purchasing. Ford offers 12 months of payment protection while Hyundai offers to take back the car if you lose your job.
The GM and Ford plans have an expiration date of June 1st while Hyundai's will end June 30th. It doesn't look like any of them will renew the offer but we'll keep you updated if they do. In the meantime, if you're considering one of these vehicles and you're worried about losing your job, you need to act quick. (Although, if you fear for your job, you probably shouldn't be considering buying a new car right now).
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
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