What to Know About Dealer Options

Here are some fabulous add-ons that you should consider for your vehicle:

Performance Upgrades 

Some dealers will be glad to add authorized performance accessories to your vehicle. Best part is that you may get these installed at the dealership and tack their price onto your monthly financing plan. 

Floor Mats Good For Every and All Season

There are inexpensive floor mats, and there are factory floor mats.  Factory floor mats are generally expensive but boy are they so great to have!  They are designed specifically for your particular vehicle and match the vehicle perfectly.  Unless money is tight, go for a set of genuine factory floor mats and you will be glad you did. 


If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow, you should have an additional set of seasonal tires.  When you are shopping for a new car, this is a wonderful time to negotiate a second set of tires and rims. Do you inhabit a garage-less condo?  Some dealers may offer to store the tires so you don't have to worry about where to put them. 

Rust Proofing 

While new vehicles use galvanized steel that helps protect the car from rust, people who live in areas that see a lot of snow may want to think about getting rust proofing done.  Talk to your dealer about this topic. They will often give you a good price on their brand's rust-proofing protection and then you can worry less about winter salt. We recommend checking with the Service Manager at Savage L & B, a Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and RAM car dealership in Robesonia, PA, about rust proofing protection that the dealership offers! Savage L & B is a full-service dealer.

Extended Warranty 

The fact is that a car's most expensive components are typically covered by the traditional new car warranty.  Many pundits state that pre-owned car warranties are unnecessary but that can be something for the car buyer to assess.  One exception is when buying a used car.  Purchasing an extended warranty could be a way to reduce your risk incase anything happens later. 


Some dealerships can fill your tires with nitrogen gas. Nitrogen gas is more stable and won't react with the tire rubber because it is an inert gas. Additionally, nitrogen gas won't leak as much as normal air so tires stay inflated to the correct pressure longer.  Should you go for nitrogen?  See how much your dealership charges for it.  It's not totally necessary. 

Anti-Theft Alarms 

Many new vehicles have an anti-theft measure available from the factory so you don't need to worry about it.  If the vehicle you are considering doesn't have an alarm, have the dealership install it.  You will find all kinds of third party installers who will do it cheaper but the odds are best that the dealership will do a better job since they know their vehicles better. 

Final Remarks

Sometimes available dealer options are handy, and can help lengthen your vehicle's lifespan. Even though they add additional fees to your purchase, you can easily roll the price of these additions into your monthly payments (if you are financing your vehicle). 

Source: Savage L&B, Robesonia, PA