Shopping at a Car Supermarket
These days, there are plenty of car supermarkets around… In fact, you’re spoilt for choice! But what makes a regular old dealership qualify as a car ‘supermarket? And more importantly, what are the benefits of shopping at one? Well today folks, we’re here to tell all…
A used car supermarket works a lot more like a traditional dealership, selling nearly new or used cars, that happen to be of a very high quality. At a car supermarket you’ll also find finance deals, part-exchanges on offer, ex-demo cars and pre-reg models – plus a range of warranty packages available one each model, so you can also buy peace of mind.
Probably the best advantage of a car supermarket is that they stock models from a wide range of different manufacturers. Naturally, these dealerships tend to focus on the most popular models – in our case, BMW and Audi are popular brands - but a car supermarket is a great place to go if you have a very limited idea of what sort of car you want. You'll be able to see a lot of different options side-by-side and take test drives to help you narrow the field down, until you find the model that was made for you.
If you’re shopping from one of the mainstream market sectors, such as superminis, family hatches and crossovers, a car supermarket is a great place to start. Bear in mind that if you’re looking for a niche vehicle type or a performance model, you might want to call ahead – but that’s the great thing about the internet. You can easily browse online from a huge range, without even leaving the house!
We’ll let you in on a little secret. Car supermarkets often buy in bulk or from auction, and as a result we can usually offer pretty substantial discounts when compared to the manufacturer’s list prices. However, it means that you may have to be a little less picky when it comes to specs and colours, as the cars aren’t factory ordered – they’re already sitting out on our forecourt waiting to be snapped up.
Super Aftersales Service
Just like a franchised dealership, car supermarkets will offer a wide array of finance deals, plus comprehensive warranty packages. This means you should have a range of options when it comes to paying for and covering your car. At cartime, we even have our very own in-house Car Service Centre, so we offer the facilities for general repairs and servicing in the way that a franchised dealership will.
If you’ve decided that a car supermarket is the one for you, browse our huge range of prestige makes and models online. Already know what you’re looking for? Give our friendly team a call on 0161 825 0427.