There are over 1.5 billion miles covered by motorcycles every year, and you might be responsible for some of them. And if you’re not, you might have considered taking part. Now, if you own a motorcycle, scooter, or one of many other motor vehicles, you’re probably familiar with the two options that are available to buyers.
For those that are not part of that group, or are just starting to look into purchasing one of the above, don’t worry. By the time we’re done you’ll have a solid idea of what those options are.
The two options available to vehicle purchasers are buying from a dealership, like your local Honda motorcycle dealer, or purchasing from a private individual. That individual can be a friend, family member, or someone you found online.
Both have benefits, but only the dealership can provide long-term ones.
These benefits are:
Your local Honda motorcycle dealer, for example, will have tons of extra features and options for your purchases. Scooters, ATVs, or a new bike — you’ll be able to choose details and specifications and maybe get free oil changes from promotions and the like. You can’t get that working with a private seller.
Reputation And Services
The local dealership also has to worry about its reputation, unlike a private seller, and so they’ll be trying to offer the best customer service you can get. They’ll be more willing to assist you with your issues, while a private seller (unless a family member or close friend) might not be so willing.
These issues are often mechanical in nature, and dealerships are experts on the models that they sell. This means you get the best possible service for your new motor vehicle.
Your local Honda motorcycle dealership, or any auto dealership, would also have a plethora of financing options. These are the biggest benefits for any buyer, as they give you more purchasing power overall. A private seller doesn’t have this ability.
Lending companies are also less willing to work with private sellers due to the risks associated and the lack of ability on behalf of the individual to accurately value a motor vehicle. This can mean getting a loan is harder and that they will often have higher rates.
It’s better to go to a dealer if you plan on financing a motor vehicle purchase.
So if you’re looking to get a new motorcycle, ATV, scooter, or even a car, go to a dealership. You’ll get better options, a better quality of service, and access to benefits like warranties and repairs at a much better price.