True Car: How does it really work?

June 8th, 2016 by

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Do you know how TrueCar really works?

There are many websites online that can help you find your dream car. They give you the ability to input your vehicle requirements into their system and provide you with a list of cars that best match your search criteria. Basically, you end up with a great big list of vehicles in any number of locations that could be what you like, with different prices that could be a good deal. Ask yourself though, is it really helpful? Are you really going to get a good deal from one of these websites versus coming directly into the dealership? Let us show you how one of those websites, True Car, compares to working directly with Beach Automotive Group.


How does True Car help you?

TrueCarTrueCar is a website that allows a car buyer to search for their perfect car. It promises to provide the car buyer with the best possible price and the average price that people in your area have paid for a same type of car. How true is True Car though? Is it really any different than going directly to a dealership and talking directly with the people who actually sell the cars? Actually, yes, there is a great big difference! While True Car may advertise that the prices they offer on their website are the best and most honest, you may be missing out on awesome deals at other places not associated with True Car. You see, dealerships use True Car as a way to generate business and bring people into their showrooms. While True Car does not charge a fee to the car buyer, dealerships pay True Car for the services they provide for them. This is a fee that can ultimately increase the price you pay for a new or used car! By paying for their assistance, True Car deems that dealership as “TrueCar Certified” and only shows those dealerships on their website. So that means there may be specials or incentives through different dealerships that may not even be listed on the True Car website! Basically, True Car doesn’t help you find all of the best deals in your area! There are also additional fees for items like dealer installed accessories, state and governmental fees and documentation fees that are not even included in their TrueCar Price Estimate that you see online. That means, the price you see online may very well be different by thousands of dollars versus the price you’ll actually be given when you walk into a dealership.


What’s the difference between True Car and Beach Automotive’s websites?

true car 8There’s also another huge difference in the way True Car works when compared to Beach Automotive’s own website. To even see the new cars or certified True Car dealerships in an area, the consumer must submit their email address. You also have to provide your full name, address, phone number, agree to their ten page Terms of Service and their five page Privacy Policy before you’ll even be able to see the cars they think are best for you and where those cars are located! Hidden deep in the privacy policy, they explain that they can basically use your information in whatever ways they choose.



How is Beach Automotive different from True Car?

time is moneyHere at Beach Automotive, we pride ourselves on providing the most accurate and best pricing, specifically for you! We WANT you to have a good experience while you visit us or browse our website. With the information YOU decide to give us, we’ll be be able to help you pick out the car you’ll love the best and has the price you’ll love the most. We also don’t sell or give away your information to any other businesses or groups. We know your privacy is important to you!

We also know that your time is valuable. When you’re searching online, we won’t make you jump through hoops just to look at our inventory. We always have a great selection of safe, reliable and fuel efficient cars on hand. You can search our website any time of the day or night! If by chance we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, we’ll find it for you and bring it here! When you talk to one of our representatives online or on the phone, we’re not going to give you the runaround. Unlike TrueCar, we’re local, just like you. All of us live here in the Grand Strand and work right here at the dealership! This means we have the ability to price our cars at the best price, all because we have the technology and first hand knowledge of our area to do it. Actually, using our system, our cars as usually priced within the top three to five cars in our area. We’ll be able to find the best incentives based on your personal situation and give you a price and payment that you’ll be more than comfortable with.


Will I get a good deal with True Car?

beach automotiveWe’re also not going to have hidden fees that surprise you after you sign your name. Beach Automotive is able to provide you with the best possible price for you right up front. Seriously,  why play games with your time and money? Websites like True Car may be helpful. They may be able to point you in a certain direction or give you some basic information. Unfortunately, though, the car buying scenario is not universal. There are many factors that go into the dollar amount that you’ll actually pay because each car buyer’s situation is personal and unique. True Car doesn’t necessarily take all of that into consideration.

Beach Automotive certainly does!

What's Your Car Worth?Before you even arrive, we can have your entire car buying experience set up and ready for you when you get here. We call it our VIP experience! We’re not in the business of wasting your time and money. Beach Automotive knows that doesn’t help either one of us in the long run. We’re here to help you buy a car that has all the features you’re looking for at the right price. So when it comes down to it, websites like TrueCar may be helpful in some ways, but they won’t be able to give you a price custom tailored for your unique car buying experience like Beach Automotive can!

Give Beach Automotive a call at 843-626-3666 or visit our user-friendly website at today!


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