6080 East Saginaw Hwy.
Directions Grand Ledge, MI 48837

  • Sales: (888) 448-3126
  • Service: (888) 336-2995
  • Parts: (888) 361-3729

Barry's View - A Word To The Wise


New Vehicle Addendums

Shopping on the Internet for a new or used car is standard practice these days to find the exact vehicle you want at the best possible price. But some dealers' Internet prices don't disclose or include extra charges added to the car after you've made a deal. The most common is "Dealer Incurred Charge"  or DIC. This charge ranges anywhere from $299 to $495 and it's simply added dealer profit. Double check your paperwork when you are presented buyers order to make sure the DIC fee hasn't been added. Customers have told me even when they negotiate an out the door deal DIC fees are added. They hope you won't catch it. By the way: Grand Ledge Ford never charges a DIC fee.


Pre-Owned Secrets

There are a lot of Canadian pre-owned vehicles being sold in this area. Dealers are taking advantage of favorable exchange rates buying these used vehicles in Canada and making great profits on them when they bring them back to the US. But they have drawbacks. We are seeing many of these vehicles in our service department for repairs related to being driven in a climate with long winters. The undersides of these vehicles are often very rusty and recall work is rarely completed. Protect yourself by insisting on a vehicle history report on any pre-owned vehicle you are considering. And most important: crawl, if you have to, under the vehicle to check it for rust. By the way: Grand Ledge Ford does not buy Canadian cars or trucks for resale to the public.


One Dealership Makes The Difference

Grand Ledge Ford has maintained a proven track record with both the public, awarding us with 13 Presidents Club Awards (every year the dealership has been available), and with Ford Motor Company, with multiple recognitions for both sales and service.

Experience the difference when you arrive at our Lansing-area dealership!