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Monthly archives for May, 2015

Choosing the Right Sales Team for Your New Truck Purchase

business, office, school and education concept - businessman talIn our last few blog posts, we talked about the attributes you should look for when shopping for a new car or truck and with the help of Edmunds, we have become more convinced than ever that we at Dominion Motors have the best team in town.  So far we have talked about the following characteristics to look for in a great salesman: Personality, Persistence, Pushy and Perceptive.  In this blog post, we will look at the next two attributes: Phone Savvy and Presentation Skills.

When you purchase a new car or truck these days, you have likely started your shopping experience online and will initiate the process with a phone call.  It is important that your salesman is a great communicator…especially over the phone.  Phone etiquette is something that not every understands and the last thing you want is a salesman who is too pushy or who calls too much.  You should (according to Edmunds) receive a follow up phone call if you leave the dealership and don’t purchase a vehicle.  You should also expect a few follow-up calls from time to time after you have decided to purchase a vehicle.

The next attribute that is mentioned by Edmunds is: Presentation Skills.  If you are shopping for a new car, you need to have it presented to you in an appealing way.  The full potential of the car should be fully on display.  This will likely make or break your decision and will be carried out during the test drive experience.  We believe that you should take more than one test drive and that you should do so in a driving environment that is similar to what you are used to driving in on a daily basis.

Contact us today to set up a test drive on any of our great Thunder Bay GMC trucks for sale at Dominion Motors.  We look forward to hearing from you!

More on the Attributes of a Great Car Salesman

Customer Trust ConceptIf you are considering purchasing a new or used Buick Car in Thunder Bay, it is important that you think about the entire shopping experience.  Remember that once you leave the showroom floor and you drive off of the lot in your new or used car, the chances are that you will have a lasting relationship with the dealership that you have done business with.  This means that you will see them when you service your car or when you have routine maintenance performed.  You want to make sure that you actually like the person that you are doing business with, or you may find yourself in some uncomfortable situations in the future.  Your car purchase is a big one and every step of the purchase should be considered…starting first and foremost with your salesman!  In our last blog post, we talked about the character attributes that Edmunds says are important to look for in a car salesman.  The first two attributes were Personality and Persistence.  In this blog, we will talk about the next two, which are being Pushy and Perceptive.

You probably read that and though, “Pushy?” Who wants a pushy car salesman??  Well, the truth of the matter is that sometimes you need someone who is a little pushy to help you make tough decisions.  The problem (as noted by Edmunds) is that this is all too often confusing because of salesmen who tend to be more on the side of shady and aggressive.  If you have a pushy salesman that is using that attribute in a positive way, it may just mean a better deal for you as they negotiate with the sales manager to get you the best deal possible!

The next attribute is Perceptive.  If you are shopping for a new car, you may have a few options stand out to you once you get to the lot that you hadn’t previously considered.  It is important that you have a salesman who can be perceptive of your true car needs so that your car wants don’t take over.  In other words, when that sporty car catches your eye and you start to think of all of the possibilities, it might be a good idea to have a perceptive car salesman on your side who can remind you of the kids that you have to drive around in it every day.

Again, we are confident at Dominion Motors that our sales team will exceed your expectations and will do whatever it takes to get you into the car that you need.  Contact us today!

Buying a New Truck from the Right Dealership

personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboardIf you are in the market for a new GMC truck, or any new car for that matter, finding the perfect dealership and the right salesman is the first place to start.  If you are car shopping, you probably already know that the salesman will make or break the deal.  When you invest your time and money into such a large purchase, you want to do so with confidence in the person who is leading you through the process.  In our next few blogs, we are going to give you a few tips on how to make your car and truck buying experience all that it can be.  According to Edmunds, a great salesman will show 8 key attributes.  We are going to share with you those 8 attributes and examples of how our salesmen at Dominion Motors will meet and exceed your expectations when buying new GMC trucks in Thunder Bay.

The first attribute is Personality.  According to Edmunds, whether your salesman is outgoing, or reserved isn’t the mark of a great salesman with a lot of personality.  Rather, you should strive to find a salesman who is friendly and who will listen to your needs throughout the process.  You will most likely find out who these salesmen are by asking your friends who have shopped for a car in the area before.  You will also quickly find out who these salesmen are NOT.

The next attribute is Persistence.  You might have your heart set on a very specific make and model, and maybe even year of vehicle if shopping for a used car or truck.  That specific car or truck may not be readily available, but a persistent car salesman will go the extra mile to find you what you are looking for.

At Dominion Motors, we are sure that you will be more than satisfied with the salesman on our showroom floor.  Visit us today and we will help you get into the vehicle of your choice quickly and affordably.  Check back in for more tips on how to find the perfect car salesman.