Here are this week’s Life Pro Tips.
1. When a dealership tells you the vehicle is on the lot or will hold the vehicle for you and then tells you it was sold when you get there, leave. They pulled a bait and switch on you.
This is a very common tactic to bring customers to the lot. Half of the work in selling a car is to get the buyer to come to the dealership. Most of the dealerships that pull this tactic are not ones to be trusted; they showed you that they are willing to trick you so you can come to them, they have a mindset of tricking their customers for profit. If they don’t have your vehicle then leave and continue your car search, dealerships like these are more trouble than they are worth.
2. When you go shopping and there’s that one retail worker who is exceptionally cheerful and helpful, get their name. Later find their manager’s contact info and send an email about it. Retail work is tough, the ones who go above and beyond deserve recognition and praise!
3. If you’re not a “car person”, find a neighborhood mechanic and always get small maintenance (oil changes, car inspections, etc) done there so when the big stuff comes up, they’ll know you and won’t screw you over on pricing.
Pay a little more for basic maintenance at a good mechanic and create a trusting relationship that will save you big in the long run.
4. Staying in shape isn’t about being sexy or attractive. It’s about laying the groundwork so that you can be active and healthy when you’re older.
5. The break-up/make-up cycle that is portrayed on tv and in movies is just to add drama. It’s not normal or healthy to do this in relationships.
Don’t dump someone unless you’re really done with them, and don’t get back with a person who dumped you. You’ll look back later in life and feel dumb.