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Staten Island Commercial Bank Shares Advice for Buying or Leasing a New Car
Vehicles are a vital component of many businesses, whether used for commuting, deliveries, or other travel. When it comes time to purchase a new car for your enterprise, Victory State Bank suggests you approach your decision by including the same steps you would follow for buying a personal vehicle.
Whether you are buying or leasing a new car, Staten Island’s only community-based business bank recommends that you consider these tips from USA.gov for getting the best deal and avoiding problems:
1) Check out different car makes and models.
Do your research first and compare vehicles. You can go to the website of every car manufacturer and review every model of car available. In fact, many manufacturer websites will even let you use drop down menus to “build” an electronic version of a car. Then, when you decide which model, colors, and accessories you want, you can use the website to locate a dealer and find the closest showroom that has the cars you like.
2) Research the dealer’s price for the car and options.
It’s easier to get the best price when you know what the dealer paid for a vehicle. The dealer invoice price is available at a number of websites and in printed pricing guides. Try to locate the wholesale price—this figure factors in dealer incentives from a manufacturer, and is a more accurate estimate of what a dealer is paying for a car.
3) Find out if the manufacturer is offering rebates that will lower the cost.
4) Get price quotes from several dealers.
Find out if the amounts quoted are the prices before or after rebates are deducted.
5) Avoid low-value extras such as credit insurance, auto club memberships, extended warranties, rust proofing, and upholstery finishes.
You do not have to purchase credit insurance to get a loan.
6) Explore hybrid-electric cars.
Hybrid-electric vehicles are popular among business people and consumers interested in fuel economy and reducing their negative impact on the environment. These cars combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors, and can be configured to achieve different objectives such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power. Also look for the Smartway logo to identify cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. Fueleconomy.gov has more information about hybrids, electric vehicles, and alternative fuels.
About Victory State Bank
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.