Frequently Asked Questions

What is DSR Leasing?

DSR is a hassle-free car buying service where we act as an auto broker for your new car purchase (through our subsidiary Broker Pros, LLC, a licensed California Auto Broker). Similar to when buying or selling a house, a broker will help you through all aspects of the transaction. We work with dealers on your behalf so you can avoid many hours typically spent negotiating or sitting in the Finance office at the dealership.

Why should I use DSR rather than negotiate on my own?

People use DSR because our brokers have a pulse on the market and are privy to proprietary manufacturer information on various finance, lease, and purchase programs only made available to dealerships. It comes down to how much time you are willing to spend to find the right car and negotiate a deal. Even if you contact multiple dealers and play them off one another, you still may not have received the best overall deal. Furthermore, you may end up with a second-choice color or options that you didn’t really want.

How do I set up a Test Drive?

We recommend that you test drive a few models before you make a decision and start the buying process. We work with every brand and dealer.

Remember you are under no obligation to buy a car from the dealer where you test drive — we can usually get you a better deal by negotiating across multiple dealers.

What is the process and how do I work with DSR?
  1. We review where you are in the process, i.e., have you driven the car(s) you are considering? Have you already been quoted on the terms?
  2. We match available cars in the western U.S. that fall within your specifications.
  3. We review the available cars, and then we move forward and request pricing from at least three dealers.
  4. We send you a deal sheet with the price, lease, and/or finance terms and secure the car with your approval.
  5. The car is brought to our offices prepared with a full tank of gas and all the paperwork ready to be signed.
  6. We schedule a convenient time for your car to be delivered to your home or office.
  7. We bring you the car and you sign paperwork in 15 minutes or less. Also, if you are interested, your DSR Delivery Specialist will set up your Bluetooth phone and show you the key features.
  8. You are on your way!

How do you get cars at better deals than a savvy buyer?

There is more to a car deal than price. An industry practice when financing or leasing is to mark up the borrowing (APR) or the lease rate (money factor). DSR Automotive will always get clients the “buy rate,” which is the lowest possible rate offered by the manufacturer for a given credit tier. The prices we obtain for our customers are always at the low end of the price spectrum.

Why? Because dealers that engage with DSR are dealers that “get it” and elect to focus on incremental units sold rather than always achieving a target gross profit per vehicle.

Am I buying the car from DSR or the dealer?

We facilitate the purchase transaction between you and the dealer. Every new car comes directly from a dealership. The cars are sold as new and carry the manufacturer’s warranty, and qualify for any and all rebates and incentives offered by the manufacturer on new cars. The contracts you sign are prepared by the respective dealership that we work with for your car purchase.

How do I get license plates?

License & registration fees are included in your lease drive offs.

If receiving your vehicle from an in state dealer, you will be provided temporary plates with the vehicle and permanent plates will arriving in the mail within 3 to 6 weeks.

If receiving a vehicle from an out of state dealer, you will receive temporary plates before the vehicle arrives. A trip your local DMV may be required to obtain a VIN# verification and send that document back to so we may finish processing your permanent registration

In subsequent years you will be notified by the Department of Motor Vehicles for renewal procedures.

Are you able to match advertised lease specials?

Yes. We can always work with our dealer partners to beat advertised lease specials for a given make/model. The advertised lease special is often confusing to buyers. We can walk you through the numbers and help you make a good decision on finding the properly equipped car for your needs, along with a lease program most advantageous to you. For many people, leasing makes great sense.

What if I have a car to trade in?

Our team can help you get you a great price for your trade-in. Complete our short survey using your smartphone or computer and we’ll get multiple bids on your existing car. By creating a market for your vehicle, DSR will typically get you a much better price than you would get from the dealer where you are buying a new car. At the time of your new car delivery, we will do a quick walk-around inspection of your car (confirm mileage, no major damage or mechanical issues) and pay you for the trade-in. DSR also handles all of the DMV paperwork so you don’t have to worry about anything. It’s that simple — we do the heavy lifting and you get paid.

Can you help me buy a used or “pre-owned” car?

Sorry. Our service is for new car (and truck) purchases because we are extremely confident of the product quality. We can negotiate and secure cars across hundreds of dealers knowing that you are getting a brand new vehicle regardless of source. With used cars and trucks, mileage and condition is a much bigger factor, so it is much harder to broker a transaction without the customer test driving that specific vehicle.

Do you receive any compensation from dealers in the process of brokering my car deal?

As is common industry-wide, we typically receive a fee from dealers by packaging multiple deals together. The logic behind this practice is as follows: Our specialists do most of the actual work compared with what the dealer does. Most dealers want to work with DSR because we bring them in-market buyers who have paid to have a professional service drive the process to completion. We collect credit information, verify client identity, run numbers to ensure the contracts are done correctly, and, finally, we walk customers through signing paperwork and car delivery. Dealers understand that the effort involved is substantial and will pay us to help them sell incremental cars so they can increase volume and earn additional manufacturer bonuses.

How much money will I save using DSR?

The actual dollar amount will vary based on supply and demand for the specific make/model you desire. An easy way to save money is to find and buy a car that is equipped with the features and options you really want. We search the entire state of California and sometimes the entire western U.S. to find the perfect or nearest match to your preferences. There are situations where we can save thousands of dollars because we will work with dealers who focus more on volume and less on gross profit per vehicle. That said, if, for example, you are buying a car in extremely short supply, you may save only a few hundred dollars, but the benefit beyond the monetary savings will be satisfaction gained by getting the car in the color you like and with the features you prefer.

Can I custom order a car using DSR?

If you can’t find the exact car you a looking for, we can work with one of our dealer partners to custom order a vehicle for you. You’ll get all the convenience of our hassle free broker service. We can still negotiate a great price for custom orders and we’ll always make sure you receive all available incentives and finance/lease programs. Once the car is received from the manufacturer, we’ll schedule delivery to your home or office.

What is the DSR Service and Delivery fee?

Our $795 service fee covers all aspects of using the DSR service, including price negotiation, contract processing, and delivery of your new car to your home or office (major metro areas only). For customers outside of the major metros, we will work with our dealer partners either to have them deliver the car or arrange for you to pick it up from their dealership.

Do you help car buyers throughout the U.S.?

Yes. Our services are available to car shoppers Nationwide thru our vast network of dealers.

We may ship a vehicle across the state or even cross country in order to take advantage of large regional price differences or in order to provide you with a rare car that is only available hundreds of miles away. In these cases, we may charge an additional transport fee that typically ranges between $300-$1500 depending on distance. This will be fully disclosed to you prior to any commitment on your part.

What forms of payment do you accept?

For payment of the $795 DSR Service fee, we accept most popular credit cards. We will collect your credit card information for the deposit either via DocuSign or over the phone.

For the amount due to the dealership for your new car purchase, DSR Leasing will accept either a personal check or in some cases, a credit card payment. The amount due at delivery is based on how you decided to purchase the car (cash, finance or lease). Payment is typically in the form of a personal check, though most dealers will take credit cards for an amount between $2K–$5K.

If you would prefer to pay your down payment or drive-off by credit card, please let your specialist know so he/she can check the dealer’s credit card payment limit as well as which credit cards are accepted.

How long does it take to get a new car using DSR?

Once you order a car online, we can get the car to you in as short as 48 hours, if the vehicle is in stock in a dealership that is local to you.

or if the vehicle is in stock outside of your state or region, we will have your contracts sent to you via FedEx overnight where you can sign and return them, the vehicle will then be shipping within 24 hours of the contracts being received and all signatures have been verified.

How much money does DSR make on my trade-in?

Our process is designed to be efficient and help you sell your car with minimal effort — no inspection, no DMV paperwork, no phone calls at all hours of the day, and no dealing with potentially flaky or dangerous buyers.

Of course, there is a cost associated with offering this service. DSR Automotive incurs substantial risk that a vehicle is not in the condition described, especially since we don’t require a 2-3 hour inspection of your vehicle. To cover that risk and the effort we put into getting the best possible offer for your car, we target a profit for each trade-in of $300 to $500.

For trade-ins, our service includes:

  • Competitive Bidding — Secure bids from a network of wholesale partners
  • DMV Paperwork — Complete and submit all required DMV paperwork (Title Transfer/Release of Ownership, Odometer Certification, Notice of Transfer & Release of Liability)
  • Pickup of vehicle —  pickup service at your home, office or location of your choice

What is the DSR Lease Special?

The DSR Lease program offers monthly lease specials that detail exactly how much you will have to pay to lease a new car. All DSR Automotive Lease Specials feature a no-markup money factor and an aggressively negotiated, up-front, vehicle sale price. We reviewed all the current manufacturer lease deals in California and took a sharp pencil to the ones that we think will be most attractive to our customers. The DSR Automotive Lease Specials feature offers that are available nationwide providing inventory availability or may be factory ordered at no additional charge.

Can anyone get these deals?

These deals are available to anyone that meets manufacturer rebate restrictions, if any and above average credit. Minimum 700 fico or better is required for most offers. Please ask your specialist for lender details.

When will the new DSR lease specials be announced each month?

New lease terms are released by manufacturers during the first five days of the month. DSR Automotive will publish its new lease specials as they become available. All of the DSR Automotive lease specials will be published at 

If I find a better lease deal, will DSR match the price?

It is important to look at all terms associated with a lease to determine if one deal is better than another. DSR lease specials feature no-markup money factors and an aggressively negotiated, up-front, vehicle sale price. Our DSR team is happy to review any lease deal our customers have been offered. Your Client Manager will compare terms, evaluate options, and determine if DSR can provide a more appealing overall deal, including your trade-in value, if relevant. DSR can also customize lease terms, including term length, drive off amounts, and mileage allowance, to meet your needs.

How many cars is DSR offering in the lease specials each month?

The number of models offered each month will vary, but will be anywhere from 800 to 1000 models across 8 to 10 different categories.

Are only certain type of cars going to be featured in these lease deals?

We will feature cars across a broad range of categories, including SUVs, Minivans, Luxury Sedans, Hybrids, Crossovers, and others. The specific cars, colors, and options packages selected are commonly available, so you should get your car in a timely fashion. DSR Automotive can offer very attractive lease deals on other cars as well, so don’t hesitate to request a custom lease on the specific vehicle you are interested in.

Can I still do a trade-in if I don’t take advantage of a lease from DSR?

Certainly. DSR will buy your vehicle or get your lease closed, even if you are not acquiring a new car. Just fill out our trade-in form and a DSR representative will be in touch with you.

What if the specific car I’m interested in is not a DSR Lease Special?

DSR can offer very attractive lease deals on most cars, so don’t hesitate to request a custom lease on the specific vehicle you are interested in.

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