When you’re looking to buy a used car from a dealership, you have two choices. You can buy from an “independent” dealership or a “franchise” dealership.
Independent Car Dealers – These are used car dealerships that don’t have agreements with any particular car manufacturers to sell certain makes of vehicles and they won’t feature the name of any particular manufacturer in their name. They’ll usually have names like “Quality Used Cars” or “Smitty’s Motor Company.” Since they’re not linked with any specific car manufacturer, independent dealers don’t sell new cars and will offer a larger variety of used cars from many different makes.
Franchise Car Dealers – These are dealers that have the authorization or “franchise” from certain automakers to act as an agent in selling their vehicles. Franchise dealers can be easily spotted because the dealership’s name will usually contain a [...]