Frequently Asked Questions
What is J. D. Byrider?
We're the leading used car and finance company franchise of our kind in the United States. We have the largest network of dealerships, doing business with more than 4,000 customers every month in 34 states. We’re still growing at 170 locations and counting!
What makes J.D. Byrider different?
J.D. Byrider isn't like most used car dealerships. We value you and respect your time. You’ll see it in our higher-quality cars and in our expert service department, as well as our affordable, easy and fast on-site financing. We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers long after the paperwork is signed and filed away, too. Our Preferred Service Pricing means you’ll pay for parts at-cost, and labor is only half the cost of what you’ll find at most local repair shops. We want you to succeed, which is why we designed our service centers to keep you on the road affordably instead of making more money.
That care extends to your financial health, too. We help put you in a good position to possibly improve your credit score because we report on-time payments to all three credit bureaus.
Who is a typical J.D. Byrider customer?
Our customers are hardworking men and women, and young people just starting out. Usually, our customers need a reliable car for work. Many of them have credit challenges—which isn't surprising, since nearly 50% of Americans don’t qualify for automobile financing at conventional financial institutions or new car dealerships. Customers are approved through our financing company, CNAC, which allows us to be as accommodating as possible. We want our customers to get back on the road affordably, as well as giving you a chance to maximize your opportunity for advancement.
What does "maximize their opportunity for advancement" mean?
Credit challenges can result in setbacks--financial and personal. We want to help you overcome these challenges and begin moving forward with your life again. We call this forward motion “advancement,” and, at J.D. Byrider, it can begin with a reliable used car and affordable financing.
We make it affordable to get on the road, and our Preferred Service Pricing and our limited warranties or optional service agreements make it easy to stay driving.
Does everyone qualify for financing?
Frankly, no. But we trust our customers, and we approve many people traditional banks wouldn’t finance. Even if you don’t qualify the first time you visit us, we’ll tell you what you need to do to try to qualify the next time. Even though we don’t approve everyone, we try hard to get you the financing you need for a dependable used car.
How does J.D. Byrider provide financing?
We use our separate financing company, CNAC, to provide our used car financing. When you buy a car from us, you’ll meet with a CNAC representative to go through our easy approval process. Unlike traditional banks and new car dealers, we work with you to examine your current situation–not your past mistakes–to create an affordable payment plan that fits your monthly budget.
What makes your cars more reliable?
We only buy cars that fit our rigid quality standards of lower miles and clean titles, which means we don’t buy cars with salvaged, rebuilt or restored titles. We’ve been in business for over 25 years, and our company’s buyers are very picky. They look for the best and most reliable vehicles. They know which cars perform best over time, and those are the ones we buy. J.D. Byrider cars are different than those you'll find at “as-is” used car lots. They go through an extensive inspection, computer testing, servicing and reconditioning process before they’re listed for sale.
We stand behind our work, too. Each car comes with our Good to Go limited warranty and Preferred Service Pricing that will help keep you on the road affordably for years to come.
What makes your program a better value for customers than others?
The J.D. Byrider program is priced fairly and our customers receive excellent value. We begin with buying better vehicles. Then, we invest in a 92-point inspection, computer testing, servicing and reconditioning. Reliability is critical to us, because it’s important to you. Our most favorable business outcome is for you to love your car and be able to make timely payments.
Does J.D. Byrider provide free or discounted vehicle servicing?
Most of our dealerships provide service at no extra charge on those items covered in the warranty or extended service agreement. For items not covered, our labor rates are usually about half the cost of other repair shops, and our parts are sold without the industry-standard markup. The service centers weren’t designed to make a profit for us. Instead, they’re designed to help keep you on the road affordably so you can keep up with your loan…and your life.
What’s J.D. Byrider’s view on customer care?
Our goal is simple: Exceed customers’ expectations, because our success is in your hands.
Here’s something we do that isn’t expected in our market: We trust our customers. We treat you with dignity and respect. We thoroughly explain the terms of our sales. We put out the facts, and then we let you decide.
We also think our customers deserve a better experience than what many used car dealerships provide. We offer a modern, professional and sophisticated environment. We know what buying a used car can be like, particularly for people who have experienced credit problems and challenges. We want you to be confident in your car, and comfortable with your financing. We simply want great relationships with our satisfied customers.
We also think our customers deserve a better experience than what many used car dealerships provide. We offer a modern, professional, and sophisticated environment. We know what buying a used car can be like, particularly for people who have experienced credit problems and challenges. We don’t want our customers to experience anxiety or distrust. And we don’t want there to be a failure. We simply want great relationships with satisfied customers.
How do customers like your program?
Our customers appreciate that we’re straightforward and honest with them. We’re proud that our customers give us high customer satisfaction ratings. In a business full of mistrust, those ratings show that our customers trust us.
But, we’re not content with just that. We have a state-of-the-art system that monitors customer satisfaction and immediately alerts us to customer concerns anywhere in our dealership network. We work hard to resolve every complaint within 24 hours when possible.
Our customers appreciate that we deliver more than anyone else. That’s why our dealerships have sold over a million used cars since we began, and why more than 4,000 people bring us their business every month.
Can I expect a consistently high level of service across franchise stores?
Yes, we have established high standards, and we monitor our franchises to ensure that those standards are met. J.D. Byrider provides an important and necessary service to hardworking people, and we take that responsibility seriously.
For instance, we maintain an innovative customer satisfaction monitoring system. When the customer offers an opinion, we listen. And we make sure the franchise owners are listening, too. They’re committed to a code of standards that puts customers first.
We have a trusted brand. Our name on the door is a sign to customers that they will receive the same service and satisfaction they expect from any responsible national brand.
What makes J.D. Byrider different from most buy here pay here dealers?
J.D. Byrider is one of the largest and oldest dealership network of our kind in the country. In our over 25 years of doing business, we’ve sold over one million vehicles and maintain the highest customer satisfaction ratings around.
Furthermore, we’re more interested in making sure our customers get through our program than simply selling them a car. That’s part of our focus on Advancement – we want our customers to have the opportunity to make their lives better. We focus on making sure our customers can afford the cars they buy, and that the vehicle is the best one to match their overall needs.
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