This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Here's How to PAY CASH at a Car Dealership (Former Dealer Explains)" by CarEdge

Step-by-Step Guide to Paying Cash for a Car: What You Should and Shouldn't Do

TLDRLearn the dos and don'ts of paying cash for a car with this step-by-step guide. Avoid writing a check before meeting with the finance manager and learn how to handle cash transactions safely. Personal checks are preferred, but find out the dealership's policy on accepting cashier's checks or credit cards.

Key insights

💸Avoid writing a check for a car before meeting with the finance manager to avoid potential issues.

🕒Counting large sums of cash at the dealership can be time-consuming and inconvenient for everyone involved.

🌟Personal checks are the preferred method of payment, but some dealerships may accept cashier's checks or credit cards.

Contact the dealership ahead of time to inquire about their policies on cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, and credit card payments.

🔒Never carry large sums of cash to the dealership. It's unsafe and unnecessary.

Q&A

Should I write a check for a car before meeting with the finance manager?

No, it's best to wait until you meet with the finance manager to finalize the deal and ensure the amount is accurate.

Can I use a cashier's check or credit card to pay for a car?

Some dealerships may accept cashier's checks or credit cards, but it's recommended to contact them in advance to confirm their policies.

Is it safe to carry large amounts of cash to the dealership?

No, it's not safe to carry large sums of cash. Consider depositing the cash into your bank account and writing a personal check instead.

What should I do if I want to pay cash for a car?

Negotiate the car deal with the salesperson, meet with the sales manager to finalize the deal, and then meet with the finance manager to complete the payment process.

Can I use a combination of cash and other payment methods?

Yes, you can use a combination of cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, or credit cards, depending on the dealership's policies.

Timestamped Summary

01:38Avoid writing a check for a car before meeting with the finance manager to avoid potential issues.

03:30Counting large sums of cash at the dealership can be time-consuming and inconvenient for everyone involved.

04:13Personal checks are the preferred method of payment, but some dealerships may accept cashier's checks or credit cards.

04:27Contact the dealership ahead of time to inquire about their policies on cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, and credit card payments.

06:32Never carry large sums of cash to the dealership. It's unsafe and unnecessary.