Are you someone who has always purchased a used car when you need a vehicle? Have you finally managed to get to a point where you want to buy a new vehicle? Buying your first new vehicle can be a fun and exciting experience. But as exciting as it can be, there is one major drawback to buying new: not all of the dealer options and extras are going to be worth what they're charging. In order to make sure that you're getting the best deal, here are some of the options or extras that you should be avoiding:
Rust-proofing: When you talk to a new car salesman, he may try to promote adding a spray-on rust-proof coating to the underside of the vehicle in question. This option may be hundreds of dollars, depending on the dealer, and may significantly increase your monthly payments. However, not only may this coating void your manufacturer's warranty, it's not really necessary in the first place. Modern vehicles are already much more rust and corrosion-resistant than older vehicles. Whether this is due to the materials used in the manufacture of the vehicle or the manufacturer adds their own rust-proofing coating, this would be why meddling with the underside of your vehicle in this manner could at least partially void the warranty.
Window tinting: If you've never bought a new car before, you may be surprised to find out that they don't always come with tinted windows by default. Window tinting varies in legality between different states, so it's easier for a manufacturer to ship vehicles that don't have tinted windows. Unfortunately, dealer markup could result in being charged several times the non-dealer price for window tinting. Your best option is to decline having the windows tinted and to have it done later at a shop that specializes in this service.
Fabric protection: At face value, it sounds good to have stain-resistant fabric in your vehicle. This can be especially tempting if you have children. But all the dealer is doing is spraying one or two cans of an easily available fabric sealer on the seats. If you purchase it yourself from the store, this fabric sealer will cost a fraction of what the dealership would charge you. In addition, the heat of summer can cause the spray to degrade, meaning that you'll have to keep reapplying it anyway if you want to ensure that your seats are as protected as possible.