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Should you lease or buy a vehicle?

There are two ways to get a vehicle. One is to buy it. Two is to Lease. When buying a vehicle it is a one time payment which is usually better for your pocket. Once you buy it you don’t have to pay every month for the vehicle. The payment you’ll have to pay is the repairs. Leasing is when you pay a monthly payment for a vehicle. Once you have payed the car off it is still not yours. Leasing is basically like renting. The number one thing you shouldn’t do is get stuck renting a vehicle and paying for a bunch of repairs. It is your decision whether you should buy or lease. Buying a vehicle is usually the better route though.

dealerships vs insurance companies

Have you ever totaled a car? Being in an accident, violent enough to “total” out your car, can be a scary ordeal. Not only is the car crash itself traumatic, but now you have to deal with the insurance company. The insurance company will evaluate your car and how much they are going to write you a check for.

More times than not consumers are left to fend for themselves. It’s like throwing a sheep into a pack of wolves. When you’re dealing with a totaled vehicle and fighting the insurance companies, it can feel like there is no one there to help.

Heck, it may even feel like you don’t need help! After all, you’re just wanting to get a check so you can purchase a new vehicle and get on the road as soon as possible. Did you know that the insurance company is probably “shorting” you on the amount of money you can get?

I know, it’s crazy to think that right? But they are. Most of the time you are left out high and dry. Unless you can find a car dealership that will go to bat for you with the insurance companies! There is one such used car dealership in Wilmington, NC that will go to bat for it’s customers.

Routinely haggling with insurance companies to get an extra $2,000-$4,000 per case! In one such case they even got someone an extra $6,700! With out the advocacy of Bruce Cavenaugh, his customers would have settled for much much less than what the car was actually worth!

So, the next time you’re dealing with a “totaled” out wrecked vehicle, go to your local dealership and see if your dealership will be an advocate for you with your insurance company. It can be a win-win.

You get more money for your insurance claim to buy a new car, and you can just spend that money at the dealership fighting on your behalf!

While you’re at it, check out the inventory of the used car lot in Wilmington,NC I mentioned above: