Buying A Car In 2022 -

Tips On Reserving and Ordering New Vehicles

Chip Shortages, Transportation Delays and Lack Of Inventory, Oh My!

Like most, if not all, industries, these past two years have affected the automotive industry with global shutdowns, production constraints, transportation breakdowns and much more. 

Through these challenges, we learned. We learned that buying a car online is possible, but remembered the importance of a physical test drive. For many of us, we learned what a "semiconductor chip" was for the first time. This being due to an international shortage. We learned that inventory is scarce, and with scarcity comes the need to plan ahead or be left in the dust (or without a car).

With these lessons and more, we enter into 2022 knowing that we must be flexible and continue learning. 

Let's Make It Easy

Buying a car doesn't have to be difficult. Even if the industry is facing record shortages, we can adapt and overcome - and we will together!

The team at Lester Glenn Auto Group is prepared to do just that. We've been helping customers since 1956 and have faced many changes over the years. We will get through it together, just as we always have. 

Continue reading for helpful tips for buying a car in 2022. 

Tips On Reserving, Ordering and Buying Your Vehicle in 2022
Is your lease coming to term in 60, 90, 120+ days? Start thinking about what's next early on.

An average new vehicle custom order can take 8+ weeks to be built and transported to our dealership. But remember, you have options. 

Whether it's a new, certified pre-owned or used car on our lot; a new car in-transit to us, or a custom order, the team at Lester Glenn Auto Group can assist you.
Shopping multiple dealerships? Find out what that dealership's market-adjusted price is for the vehicle you're interested in. 

In the not-so-distant past, it was expected that you would pay below "sticker price" for a new vehicle. With the inventory scarcity, it is becoming more common for customers to pay above sticker price. This is now being referred to as a market adjustment price, a market based price, an inventory adjustment price and many other similar terms. 

You might find some dealerships are offering the vehicle you are looking for at the sticker price still. It will depend on the vehicle and the model selected, as well as the dealership itself.

It's important to know that the possibility exists that the price might be higher than expected or discussed. Keep this in mind before you drive a great distance for a specific vehicle.
If reading tip #2 gave you reason for concern - we get it. But just like the real estate market, if you're a buyer and a seller, you're paying more for your new house and getting paid more for the house you're selling. 

For current lease customers, it's possible that you have equity in your vehicle to cover a certain amount of remaining payments. That equity will help get you into a new vehicle earlier. For finance customers, your car is worth more today than it was yesterday due to current market conditions. 

With used car values soaring and a lack of new car inventory, dealerships need pre-owned inventory! This puts you in the driver's seat if you have a vehicle to trade-in.
Many customers have a preconceived notion that custom ordering a vehicle will cost them more. In many cases, it costs the customer less. You aren't paying for any additional options that were included on a general factory build, and are only selecting the exact equipment and options you want!

Custom ordering from the factory, through Lester Glenn Auto Group, is the perfect way to ensure you have a vehicle built just the way you want it, just for you. The vehicle will be reserved specifically for you and our updated logistics system will allow our team to provide you updates along the process of the build to ensure you know what step of the process your vehicle is in, and what the estimated time of arrival is. 

If you don't need a vehicle immediately, doing a custom order is a great route to go!
From Reserving Your Next Vehicle To Custom Ordering Something Built Just For You, The Lester Glenn Family Of Dealerships Are Here To Help You!

Get started today by clicking on the appropriate link below for one of our nine showrooms in Toms River, Ocean Township, Freehold and Sea Girt. 

Please note, not all manufacturers allow factory/custom orders. Some of our locations might only be accepting vehicle reservations at this time. Vehicle reservations are completed on a case-by-case basis on vehicles we have in-transit, or that are in a factory build status and getting ready to ship to us. 

Our sales and customer care teams at each location will have more information available to them on the vehicles that fall into these statuses, and what vehicles might be available overall. We look forward to working with you soon!

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Buick GMC

230 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753

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Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of Toms River
1199 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755

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Mazda of Toms River
101 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753

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Chevrolet of Toms River

398 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753

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Ford of Ocean Township
900 Route 35, Ocean Township, NJ 07712

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Subaru of Toms River
1501 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755

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Chevrolet of Freehold
3712 Route 9 S, Freehold, NJ 07728

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Hyundai of Toms River
398 Route 37 E, Toms River, NJ 08753

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Honda of Sea Girt
2110 NJ-35, Sea Girt, NJ 08750

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We Make Ordering And Reserving Your Car Easy At Lester Glenn Auto Group

With locations in Toms River, Freehold, Ocean Township and Sea Girt, we have nine convenient showrooms for you to reserve or order your next vehicle. Plus an inventory of 1,000 pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles available for you to choose from!

Every vehicle reservation or custom factory order comes with the Lester Glenn Experience. The Experience is our promise to provide you with an up-front, transparent and competitive experience, where your satisfaction is our number one goal. 
Additional Information On Vehicle Reservations & Custom Ordering:

Please confirm vehicle availability with our team. This website, or any Lester Glenn Family of Dealership websites may not reflect the latest, up-to-date, inventory counts as inventory is arriving and departing on a daily basis, and reservations are being made on a daily basis. Reservations for in-bound and in-stock units are available on a first-come, first-served basis, at the discretion of the Lester Glenn team you are working with. We reserve the right to exclude a vehicle from the reservation list at any time. Reservations may require a deposit to be placed on the vehicle of your choosing. The Lester Glenn reservation team at the appropriate Lester Glenn location will discuss any deposit requirement at the time of official placement of reservation. Vehicle delivery dates are estimates and not guarantees. Lester Glenn Auto Group is not responsible for any delay in vehicle arrival. Once a reservation is made on a specific vehicle, vehicle arrival dates will be shared with you as we receive updates. Please contact the appropriate Lester Glenn team/location for any additional information on vehicles, the reservation program, or questions you might have.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How Do I Start The Custom Vehicle Order Process
A: To start the process, click on the custom order link for the appropriate store/location above. Note that not all locations will have custom ordering available. If you have any questions about custom ordering, please contact the Lester Glenn location you are interested in working with!

Q: How Long Will It Take For my Vehicle To Be Built?
A: Each model and brand has a different amount of time associated with the custom build. Our team will be able to provide you with more specific details on estimated build time once you select a model.

Q: Is There Any Extra Charge For A Custom-Order Vehicle?
A: No, there is no extra charge for custom ordering a vehicle from Lester Glenn Auto Group. All final prices are negotiated and agreed upon by both parties at the time of the vehicle order.

Q: Can I Custom Order Any Vehicle I Want?
A: Only certain manufacturers offer custom-ordering at this time. For the manufacturers that do, most models are available for custom-ordering, but some are excluded. Contact the sales or customer care team from the appropriate Lester Glenn location to discuss if the model you are interested in is available to be ordered today!

Q: Can I Lease Or Finance My Custom Ordered Vehicle?
A: Of course! We can review al options and costs associated with whichever purchase type you decide at the time of your custom order, as well as assist you with getting financing.

Q: Will I Be Updated As My Vehicle Is Being Built?
A: Our team will provide updates as we receive them from the manufacturer as to where your vehicle is in the process and the estimated arrival date upon completion of your custom-order build.