That’s a pretty good question. Dealerships have a reputation, after all, for being “shady,” and “nickel-and-diming” customers to make a little extra. So when you see a car you like, you might expect that the asking price isn’t what you’ll end up paying in the end.
Well, good news! Go Auto Don Mills Chrysler has no hidden fees on the listed price on any of our new or used vehicles. We think it’s just the right thing to do! (It also does happen to be mandated by law, but we still think it’s just the right way to treat a customer.)
Mandated by Law?
At least in Ontario, it is. The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act mandates that any dealer registered with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) must advertise all-in pricing. In this case, that means the price on any vehicle—new or used—must include all charges and fees a dealer wants to collect as part of the sale of the automobile.
What Does “All-In” Pricing Include?
Running a dealership costs money! Who knew? And we need to be able to feed our families as well as keep the lights on around here. So there are additional costs associated with a car sale that you might not have considered.
Manufacturers charge us to pre-inspect a vehicle being sent to us for sale, and they charge us to ship the vehicle. The government wants their fair share, in the form of taxes and fees. Products included with a vehicle, like a warranty, or a full tank of gas, also have additional costs.
Well, we’re upfront about those costs. If we’ve advertised a vehicle for, say, $25,965, all of those fees are included in that price!
Sounds Like There’s a “But”…
Kind of! We might not advertise, say, HST, but we do make sure that’s abundantly clear on any advertised price. So, at the very least, you’ll know to expect it when it comes time to pay.
There are also a few fees which fall outside the price of the vehicle itself. Things like administration fees. Or the cost of an extended warranty. But those are additional prices we’ll hash out before you get your final invoice, and we’ll be clear and upfront about them.
If you have any questions about what’s going into the price of your vehicle, ask! We’d be happy to walk you through everything, line by line, so you know exactly where your money is going! Drop by our dealership on Don Mills road today.