Buying a Vehicle
FreightFreight, or destination, is the charge for getting the vehicle from the factory to the dealership. This could involve shipping the vehicle from across an ocean, driving a vehicle across the country or packing something up a bit more delicately. Manufacturers set the freight price based on the nameplate for the vehicle, so no matter where you are, you'll pay the same price. Many vehicles are not manufactured in Canada, so this set fee ensures that even if the vehicle is shipped from somewhere overseas like Japan, you'll still pay that price. These costs are also standard across the country, so someone in B.C. will be paying the same fee as someone in Ontario. This fee will usually be higher with bigger and more luxurious vehicles, as the cost to transport them will be much higher than a regular sized vehicle.
PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection)PDI, or delivery, is the charge for a technician at the dealership to inspect the car to make sure it has no cosmetic or mechanical issues. Just because a vehicle is brand new from the factory, doesn't mean it's ready for you to take home. It's also for the wash crew to run the vehicle through the car wash and make sure the car is presentable for the new owner. They'll also apply any final touches they need such as filling up the gas tank and topping up fluids.
All-In PricingWhile the MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) is the most common price you'll see in many commercials and advertisements directly from a manufacturer, that price doesn't show the whole picture. At Weins Canada, we practice something called "All-In Pricing." This means that the price we advertise includes the MSRP plus all fees, except for HST and licensing. So the prices you see on any of our dealer websites include the freight and PDI fees. This practice makes it easier for you as a customer to know exactly what you're going to be paying for a new car.
- New car, all the time. Leasing a car means you always get to drive around in a nice new car. For many people, this is an emotional boost that can't be ignored. If you love cars and driving, this is a big perk.
- Less maintenance issues. Because you're always driving a newer car, you usually don't have to deal with the regular maintenance issues that car owners face as their vehicles age. You turn in your car before all those problems start showing up (e.g. worn rotors or slipping transmission). If you lead a very busy life, or you're on the road a lot, this is one less stress you have to deal with.
- Leases are tax deductible for small businesses. If you're self-employed, commissioned sales or you own a business, you can write off your lease as a business expense. This means up to 80% depending on usage and mileage driven.
- "Afford" a nicer car. If you've ever wondered how it is that so many people can afford to drive an ***CAR1*** or ***CAR2***, then wonder no more. According to LeaseGuide.com, around 75% of all luxury cars are leased. The reason is because banks don't like to loan out more than $30,000 for a car loan. If you want a car that's worth more than that and you don't have the money to make up the difference, leasing is your only option. On the upside, your monthly payment will be lower than if you actually bought a car. Leasing allows you to "afford" a nicer car than you'd get if you had to buy it.
- Few upfront costs. Speaking of costs, leasing allows you to get into a car with very few "upfront" costs. You often don't need a down payment (or if you do, it's fairly low), your monthly payments are lower, and your sales tax is going to be a lot lower since you only have to pay tax on the value of the car you actually used. According to Edmunds.com, this means that during the life of your lease, you're going to pay roughly half the sales tax you would if you bought the car.
- Cost of Interest. The cost of interest on a lease is equal to 1% less on a finance. This because on a finance you are paying interest on the tax you paid up front for the purchase. The lease only calculates the interest on the cost of the car and tax is paid on the monthly payment.
- Residual value. This is the value of the car or truck at the end of the lease. An inflated residual value lowers your monthly payments, but it can also handcuff you. A more realistic residual value will make it easier to sell the lease, trade your vehicle in the middle of the lease or buy the vehicle at the end of the lease. The more realistic the residual value the more options you have during and at the end of the lease
- Buy what appreciates. Regardless of the car you choose it will lose value over its lifetime. Use your cash to pay down high interest debt, pay down your mortgage or top up your RRSP. All will save you money and in the case of your mortgage or RRSP increase your net worth. A car is a bad way to invest your money. Lease the car, pay for the usage and then decide if you want to keep it by buying it out or replacing it. Lots of options and your money is still at work for you.
- Cash Flow. For the same cost of a car loan, leasing provides a lower monthly payment. With the rising cost of gas, maintenance and insurance you can have your car payment, insurance and some of you gas or maintenance for the cost of a monthly loan payment.
- Flexibility. Long term loans stretch your borrowing, thus locking you in for a longer period. Leasing allows you to turn your car over in a shorter time. Or if you have a career or lifestyle change you simply pay of the difference between the lease payout and the cars value to move the car or get into a new one. A properly structured lease will give you the options you need if required.
In Ontario full disclosure leasing is a law. Your interest rate will be displayed on your contract for you to see.
Your lease may show up like any other payment obligation or it may just show up as a lien on your credit file
The residual value is part of the lease calculation so you will know the residual value when you negotiate your lease
In a loan you pay interest on the total amount financed or lease. So you will pay interest on the total amount of the lease not the difference between the amount financed and the residual value. This is the same basic premise as a loan or mortgage.
You can lease a vehicle for as little as 12 months and as much as 60 months depending on your need and your budget.
In Ontario there are no lemon laws. There is an arbitration process that you can follow if you have a problem vehicle. All automotive manufacturers cover this in their warranty information
You are required to have full insurance coverage on a lease, no different than a bank finance, this means liability, collision and comprehensive coverage.
Yes you can buy extra mileage up front, we allow for mileages up to 50,000 km per year. It is cheaper to pay them up front than at the end of the lease.
A down payment is usually used to lower the monthly payment. This means you will have used up the down payment over the term. If you paid a security deposit you may be entitled to get this back at the termination of your lease
Yes you may be able either refinance or release your lease. We offer both options.
If you can claim any portion of your vehicle for business then you may be able to write off your lease. Check with your accountant to be sure.
With interest rate so low you may want to explore both options and see what will give the best payment. A longer term finance even at a lower rate can cost more than a shorter term lease.
Right now! Leasing a vehicle is a great idea any time. You could argue that the BEST time may be 5 minutes to closing time, on New Years Eve, during a snow storm. But the real answer is anytime.
The better brands have a good resale value. They will give you the best lease value as they will have a higher residual value.
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No. Parts not intended for your vehicle in our market may affect its integrity, structure and operation. Parts from other countries have not been tested to meet strict Transport Canada safety regulations.
The warranty for tires on your new Volkswagen vehicle is honoured by the tire manufacturer.
Volkswagen models come with factory-installed rust protection. There is no reason to apply additional rust proofing unless the surface is damaged. Please keep in mind that foreign products used for rust proofing may not be compatible with factory products, and that this may in turn have an adverse effect on the protection.
A tool to determine when your next maintenance is due will soon be available on vw.ca. Until then, please refer to the maintenance schedule included with your Owner's Manual. Or if you prefer, please contact the Volkswagen dealer of your choice to answer your question as well as book your next maintenance appointment.
Loaner coverage is part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty period valid for 4 years or 80,000km, whichever occurs first. This coverage includes rental provision for warranty-related car-down situations, which cannot be repaired the same day.
The fluids identified in your vehicle as lifetime fluids should be replaced after 8 years or 160,000 km, whichever occurs first.
In the event that it is impossible or unreasonable in an emergency to drive or tow the vehicle to the nearest authorized Volkswagen dealer, Volkswagen will review reimbursement to the purchaser the reasonable cost of warranty repairs performed by service facilities other than an authorized Volkswagen dealer. If an emergency repair was performed by a non-Volkswagen service facility, it is important to keep all original receipts, repair orders, and parts removed from your Volkswagen. A statement describing the circumstances which prevented the owner from bringing the vehicle to an authorized Volkswagen dealer is also required. These requirements must be submitted to your preferred dealer in support of a request for possible reimbursement.
Oakville Volkswagen dealer is the best choice for all of your Volkswagen needs. In the case of an accident repair, Oakville Volkswagen will have access to genuine Volkswagen parts for your vehicle. Furthermore, they have the technical knowledge and expertise to repair your vehicle should any further damage to your Volkswagen be noticed.
Properly maintaining your vehicle from day one according to the manufacturer's guidelines and schedule is the surest way to maintain a top resale value. Since automobile technology changes continuously, Oakville Volkswagen has the most current service and maintenance information for your Volkswagen model. Furthermore, knowing that the records of your maintenance are kept under one roof and that genuine parts were used on your Volkswagen will provide you and potential buyers with peace of mind.
The service intervals schedule in your Owner's Manual is based on vehicles operating under normal conditions. In the case of severe conditions, such as extremely low temperatures and/or excessive dust, it is necessary for some services to be performed between shorter scheduled intervals. This applies particularly to engine oil changes and the cleaning or replacing of the air cleaner filter element.
Please see section 1.1 of your Owner's Manual for 24-hour Roadside Assistance coverage for your Volkswagen.
Some models cannot tow a trailer, and this model-specific information is clearly stated in the Owner's Manual under the technical specification in section 3.3.
One reason is that other markets have different emission and safety regulations. All vehicles sold in Canada meet or exceed the highest standards set by Transport Canada.
Every new Volkswagen is sold with all-season wiper blades, so we only offer replacement all-season wiper blades.
Only our VW Routan model runs on the E85 ethanol blend. All of our other Volkswagen models run on the E10 ethanol blend. which is 10% ethanol.
The real importance is to use engine oil that meets or exceeds the specification listed in your Owner's Manual for your engine application. It is as important to follow the recommended interval based on kilometers or time, whichever occurs first. Using synthetic oil that meets or exceed the specification for your Volkswagen is best based on the advantages synthetic oil offers. Please ask your dealer for more details.
Regular and expert care helps a vehicle keep its value. The best way to protect a vehicle against environmental damage is to wash it often. For more information, you can refer to section 3.2 (Tips and Advice) of your Owner's Manual.