What are Franchise Car Dealerships?
Franchise car dealerships are authorized to sell new cars for specific manufacturers and any used cars that meet their dealership’s standards. Franchise dealers are operated by independent owners who pay a fee to sell the manufacturer’s cars. They are the only car dealerships where you’ll find manufacturer-backed Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles. These vehicles tend to come with benefits like extended warranties, a vehicle history report and strict inspections that help ensure their quality.
Franchise car dealerships are a representation of the manufacturer(s) they work with – letting you buy from a seller that you can trust.
What’s in it for me?
Franchise dealers offer you a number of services to help you buy as well as maintain your car. They have detailed presale inspections that used cars must pass before they are sold. Most franchise auto dealerships have service bays and offer manufacturer-backed warranties. If your car has been recalled, only franchise dealerships will fix it for free. Franchise dealers across the U.S. and Canada will provide you with free Carfax Vehicle History Reports for the used cars they’re selling. A Carfax Report may include any reported accidents, service and maintenance history, odometer readings and more.