No Documentation Fees

AUTO CLEARING HAS MADE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE VEHICLE BUYING EXPERIENCE IN A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS.  

1) TRANSPARENCY. THE MONTHLY OR BI-WEEKLY PAYMENT DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE FULL STORY ON A VEHICLE AND MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO TRULY EVALUATE ONE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER. THAT'S WHY WE ADVERTISE THE TERM (PERIOD OF TIME YOU WILL BE PAYING THE MONTHLY OR BI-WEEKLY AMOUNT) AS WELL AS THE ACTUAL COB (COST OF BORROWING). THESE AMOUNTS WILL HELP YOU EVALUATE THE ACTUAL COST OF PURCHASING YOUR NEXT VEHICLE.


 2) NO DOCUMENTATION FEES.  TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS MAKES AUTO CLEARING DIFFERENT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE. SO, WHAT ARE DOCUMENTATION FEES? IN SHORT, THEY ARE AN ARBITRARY CHARGE TO COVER THE "COST OF DOING BUSINESS". THEY ARE SOMETIMES CALLED DEALERSHIP ADMINISTRATION FEES.  THE AVERAGE AMOUNT CHARGED IN THE PROVINCE IS ABOUT $500 PER VEHICLE PURCHASE.  THE JUSTIFICATION IS THAT THEY COVER ADMINISTRATION COSTS, ACCOUNTING COSTS, LIEN SEARCHES AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT GOES INTO RUNNING A DEALERSHIP. OFTEN, CAR BUYERS AREN'T MADE AWARE OF "DOC" OR "ADMIN" FEES UNTIL THE NEGOTIATING HAS CONCLUDED AND THE PAPERWORK IS BEING SIGNED. THIS PUTS SHOPPERS IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION AS THEY FEEL DECEIVED. OFTEN THE FEE WAS NEVER ADVERTISED OR INCLUDED IN THE FINAL "COST" BY THE DEALERSHIP AND THE BUYER NEVER BUDGETED FOR OR CONSIDERED THE FEE WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO BUY.  WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT CHARGING AN EXTRA FEE TO DO WHAT IS EXPECTED AND REQUIRED TO LEGALLY SELL AUTOMOBILES IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN, IS WRONG AND NOT IN THE CONSUMER'S BEST INTEREST.  WE ARE FOREGOING THAT REVENUE, WHICH IS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT ON A YEARLY BASIS (OVER $500,000 PER YEAR), IN ORDER TO INVEST IN A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR OUR CURRENT AND FUTURE CLIENTS.  IN FACT, WE ARE THE ONLY NEW VEHICEL FRANCHISE DEALERSHIP IN THE PROVINCE TO GO ON RECORD AND DECLARE TO THE FINANCIAL AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS AUTHORITY (THE GOVERNMENT REGULATORY BODY), THAT WE DO NOT CHARGE THEM.  WE ARE "PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS" BY NOT CHARGING "DOC" FEES EVER.  WE ARE NOT SIMPLY WAIVING IT ON OCCASION IF PRESSED TOO HARD BY A CUSTOMER. 


3)VEHICLE BUYER'S CHECKLIST. SOME PEOPLE ARE BETTER AT CAR SHOPPING THAN OTHERS. WHAT TO LOOK FOR, THINGS TO CONSIDER, HOMEWORK TO BE DONE BEFORE YOU WALK INTO A DEALERSHIP. SOME PEOPLE HAVE THESE THINGS DIALLED IN,  BUT MANY DON'T. THIS IS WHY AUTO CLEARING HAS PUT TOGETHER A VEHICLE BUYER'S CHECKLIST USING SOME RESOURCES FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT'S CONSUMER AFFAIRS AUTHORITY. USING THIS UNBIASED GUIDE YOU CAN ENSURE YOU ARE NOT MISSING INFORMATION OR BUYING SOMETHING YOU SIMPLY DON'T WANT.