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Dealership Documentation Fee or Doc Fee Springfield MO

You're correct when you say that the dealership's "documentation fee" is part of the total price of the vehicle. Here is an article on what you can do about the dealership's documentation fee. Car buying advice from former car salesman Michael Royce.

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(417) 889-9000
3521 E Sunshine Street
Springfield, MO
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College Street Car Sales Incorporated
(800) 433-3243
2600 W College Rd
Springfield, MO

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Springfield Brake Co
(417) 862-9233
1225 E Trafficway St
Springfield, MO
 
Sunshine Auto Repair Service
(417) 881-2434
2754 W Sunshine
Springfield, MO
 
Rick'S Automotive, Inc
(417) 887-2225
2121 S Campbell Av
Springfield, MO
 
Youngblood Chrysler
(417) 882-3838
3525 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO

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(417) 873-9555
660 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO

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(417) 882-8124
3389 S Scenic Ave Ste A
Springfield, MO

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(417) 865-0226
2904 W Chestnut Expy
Springfield, MO

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3649 W Chestnut Expy
Springfield, MO
 
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How can we deal with dealers who try to change the price (after you've both agreed to it) by adding a "documentation fee?" They argue it's not part of the price, but I say it is! How do you avoid this rip-off?

You're correct when you say that the dealership's "documentation fee" is part of the total price of the vehicle. Its purpose, of course, is simply to increase the dealership's profit.

In some states, such as California, the "doc fee" is regulated and set at a fixed non-negotiable amount. However in other states, such as Florida, the "doc fee" is not regulated so the dealership can charge anything they like. In this case, you should certainly try to negotiate the fee if you feel it is too high. Ask the dealership (or your state's Attorney General's Office) if your state regulates its dealership's "doc fees."

Finally, whether the "doc fee" is regulated or not, you should always double-check the fee in the paperwork to be sure the dealership is not taking advantage of you.

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