Out-of-Town Buyers – Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre
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Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre understands that transparency is key when it comes to making long-distance decisions, especially since you’re not around in person to see and feel the vehicle you’ll be purchasing.
We take out the guesswork. To let you scrutinize each detail on your own time as closely as you’d like, we provide you with four things:
- A high-definition video of your vehicle to look over
- A detailed mechanical report
- An ICBC or CarProof claims history
- On-call staff willing to answer your every enquiry
Our service-minded staff are willing to do everything they can to ensure that your long-distance shopping runs as smoothly as a trip to a local dealer.
The tax process is actually easier than you think. You don’t pay all the taxes, just the portion for the province where you live, while the government will reimburse you for the out-of-province taxes within 4-6 weeks once you complete the necessary paperwork. We’ll provide the necessary government forms. For more information, consult the Canadian Revenue Agency page.
For example, let’s say you’re buying from Alberta. You have two choices:
- Picking up the vehicle in Prince George: If you choose to come in person to purchase your vehicle and then drive it home, you’ll need to pay HST (12%) at the time of purchase. Once the government receives and processes your paperwork, then you will be reimbursed the HST portion (7%), guaranteed.
- Shipping the vehicle: If you arrange to have your vehicle shipped to your home, then you will pay only GST (5%), which you will be charged once your delivery arrives.
Shipping is the preferred option for many of our customers, and our trusted distribution network will ensure that your purchase arrives in an appropriate time and condition. You will be kept in the loop by our sales administrator and management team through every part of the process.
Here are some shipping estimates from Prince George (these prices will vary based on the model and size of the vehicle):
- Calgary – $500
- Edmonton – $600
- Regina – $850
- Vancouver – $300
Even from out of town, you can still benefit from the tax savings you receive from trading in your vehicle, and our shipping department is at your service should you require your trade-in to be sent to our dealership in Prince George. All you need to do is fill out our online trade-in appraisal form and we will do a full-market review of your vehicle to make sure that you get a competitive value.
Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre is located at 2879 Highway 16 West in Prince George, British Columbia.
Located in central British Columbia, Prince George is 6-hour drive north of Kamloops along BC Highway 97, and about an 8/9.5/4.5-hr drive along the Yellowhead Highway from Edmonton/Jasper/and Calgary, Alberta, respectively.
The Prince George Airport operates with major airlines including:
- Air Canada Jazz
- Central Mountain Air
We are also able to arrange for a driver to pick you up at the airport and bring you to our dealership.
We’re able to give our customers terrific financing rates on many of our used and new vehicles through our regular partnership with trusted financial service providers such as GM Financial Services, TD, Scotia, RBC, BMO, and others.
How do I know that my vehicle is in good condition without seeing it?
To help you make a more confident and informed purchasing decision under the hood, we are able to remotely provide you with detailed mechanical reports of the vehicle in question, as well as CarProof or ICBC insurance reports. As for the exterior and interior, we also have a fully personalized HD video of the particular vehicle you’re looking to purchase so you can see it for yourself. Need more convincing? Our sales staff are able to provide you with specific details of any future enquiries at your request.
What if my vehicle is damaged during shipping?
To prevent as many incidents as possible, we continue to use the same fully insured shipping partners that we have relied to deliver excellent results for years. If any damage is detected upon arrival, they will be rectified. Prior to shipping your vehicle from our dealership, we will also provide you with the results of our final walk-around appraisal so that you have a record of your vehicle’s condition before shipping.
Will I need an inspection once my car arrives?
That depends to where you ship. You will require an out-of-province inspection if you are shipping a used vehicle outside of B.C., which is a standard and low-cost formality to ensure that the vehicle you’ve purchased meets provincial requirements. However, we will ensure that your vehicle will meet qualifications, as well as provide you with the necessary email and print documents from your original service inspection.
What does ‘Certified’ mean and what does it get me?
A Certified used GM vehicle is one which has been through and passed a thorough inspection. By buying a Certified vehicle from Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre, you receive special warranty options, financing rates, as well as the peace of mind that your vehicle has been diligently inspected by accredited inspectors, a standard not guaranteed when you buy through private sale by owner.
If I don’t buy a GM vehicle does that mean I am getting a sub-standard vehicle?
Not at all. Our selection of products reflects on the integrity of our business, and there is absolutely no reason for selling sub-standard stock. We are fully dedicated to ensuring that each previously owned vehicle we offer for sale has been rigorously inspected for safety and performance, and restored to the high standards set by our dealer group.
What kind of finance rate can I get?
There are many factors that affect financing rates, which we are able to discuss with you once you have a better idea of what vehicle you are considering purchasing and when. Nonetheless, our financial service staff will work to offer you the best rates for your vehicle, which we can manage based on our high level of transactions with a number of leading financial institutions.
What guarantee or warranty options come with my vehicle?
Once again, this depends on the vehicle you wish to purchase and whether or not there remains any of the original manufacturer’s warranty. We can also help design an in-house warranty specific to your needs and explain any details of the coverage for which you might want further clarification.
Do you offer protection packages or 3M?
Certainly! A new vehicle is an investment, one in which you have already put in time and money. So to protect that investment we offer supplemental products and services such as 3M, undercoating, rust proofing, window tint, protection for paint, leather and vinyl, and more. Pick and choose the options that are right for your and we can easily include them into your purchase plan.