Benefits of Buying from a Dealership

If you’re considering a new ride to park at your home in Waterloo, IA, you can get it from a private party or a dealership. Before you pay your money, discover the benefits of buying from C&S Car Company.


If you buy from private parties, you’ll only have the one vehicle that they’re selling. Want it in a different color, with a manual or automatic transmission, or a sunroof? You’re out of luck if those features don’t already exist in what they’re offering. And needless to say, their car won’t be new.
Contrast that with the huge selection of new and used models that we have on our lot. Our knowledgeable sales consultants will be able to answer your questions and take you on test drives. Not seeing the color, trim level, or options that you want on your preferred vehicle? That’s no problem because we can special order the exact specifications you need, directly from the manufacturer.


When you buy from a private party, who’s responsible for the paperwork? Are any taxes and fees involved? How do you transfer the title? Who takes care of licensing and registration? Keep in mind that if you don’t cross your t’s or dot all your I’s, the sale could become null and void. Or you could end up driving an illegal vehicle.

At our dealership, we take care of all the paperwork. All you have to do is read and sign any documents, and you can drive home assured that you own a legally transferred vehicle.

We Offer Financing

What kind of financing can you get from a private party? You can pay cash, or if you’re like most car buyers, you can hunt for a bank or credit union that will be glad to profit from lending money to you. But you had better have perfect credit, or they’ll turn you down.
When you buy from us, you meet with our finance team whose goal is to put you in a car and not to profit from money-lending. It doesn’t matter if you have poor or no credit, we work with your current situation to create an installment plan that works with your budget. And you won’t have to wait days for an answer from the bank. We can approve your financing within minutes.

Want to save some time? Then fill out our online credit application before you come down. We can then tell you how many vehicles you can afford, so you can browse models that fall within your limits. That’s not anything a private party can do for you.
You can also lower your monthly payment by selling or trading your current vehicle to us, which no private party will do for you. After we agree on a price or trade-in value, the amount is deducted from your financing. You can then drop off your current vehicle, give us the keys, and drive off in your new purchase.


If the vehicle you buy from a private party stops running the minute you drive away, what are you going to do? They will have washed their hands of the car or any of its issues the moment you take possession. You may have to take the problem purchase to a mechanic to get any issues resolved, which may run into thousands of dollars.

Buying a new vehicle from us automatically gives you a new car warranty, which lasts five years or 60,000 miles for Hyundai, or three years or 36,000 miles for Mazda or Subaru. If any manufacturing defect appears within those specified periods or distances, you can take your vehicle to our Service Department for a free warranty repair. Our factory-certified technicians use only brand-approved parts to keep your purchase running like new.

In addition, both Hyundai and Mazda reward you with complimentary maintenance visits for three years or 36,000 miles. For Subaru, the freebie lasts two years or 24,000 miles. These visits include multi-point inspections, tire rotations, and oil and oil filter changes.


What do you know about the person selling the car to you? Is he or she trying to pull a fast one or sell you a clunker? All they care about is taking your money and giving you the car.
At C&S Car Company, we have a stellar reputation that we maintain among our Waterloo and Cedar Falls customers. Our number one goal is to develop a long-term relationship with you by making car buying easy, fun, and hassle-free. If you have a problem, we’ll do our best to fix it to keep you satisfied.