Out-of-town clients can be assured of a smooth and efficient buying or trade-in experience when dealing with the professionals at Zimmer Wheaton. We get it; purchasing or exchanging a vehicle is a big transaction and doing so remotely can add significant stress to an already stressful process. Our expert team is committed to helping you along. That means having the answers to your questions and being able to offer honest, reliable clarification and guidance that’ll address all of your questions and concerns.
Ensuring your complete satisfaction at every step along the way doesn’t simply end with your new vehicle leaving our lot. Transparent and frank interaction is what you value when it comes to remote purchases or trade-ins and we take pride in delivering on that. We offer an engaged, customer-service oriented out-of-town buying experience, taking special care to advise and inform clients on every aspect of their purchase.
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The process is simple: you only pay the tax of the province in which you live.If we are selling a vehicle to a customer that lives outside of B.C., we do not have to charge PST if the following criteria are met:
- The Customer completes and signs a form FIN 440 (provided by us)
- We, the seller are responsible for obtaining the identification necessary (photo copy) to ensure that an individual purchasing a vehicle is not a B.C. Resident. We must have two pieces of ID as proof of residency. Acceptable forms of ID are as follows:
- Out of province Driver’s License
- Out of province Medical plan card
- Utility bill showing the address of service.
- Vehicle registration. We cannot accept the vehicle registration and driver’s License together as it does not prove residency
- NOTE… credit cards, social insurance cards or birth certificates are not acceptable identification.
If the customer is a resident of a province that has a PST (i.e. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, etc.) we only have to charge 5% GST if the customer is able to provide us the documentation outlined above. The customer will then need pay their home Province tax (provincial PST) when they register the vehicle.
If the customer is a resident of a province that has HST (i.e. Ontario) we have two options.
- Charge 5% GST. In this case the customer will need to deal with the additional tax due when they try and register the vehicle in their province
- Charge the customer the applicable HST rate in their province.
Many of our clients choose to ship their new vehicle, and we have a number of trusted partners who will ensure it arrives in a timely manner. Our Sales Administrator and Management team will ensure that you are well informed during this entire process. Shipping costs can vary based on the type and size of vehicle.
Zimmer Wheaton GMC Buick Ltd. is conveniently located at 685 Notre Dame Drive in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Driving to Kamloops
Kamloops is located along the Thompson River, on the Trans Canada Highway. Click here for detailed driving directions via Google Maps.
Flying to Kamloops
I have never bought a vehicle without seeing it how do I know that it is in fact in good condition?
At Zimmer Wheaton, we provide you with all of the information that you will need to make a purchase decision. That includes a Car Proof or ICBC accident report, mechanical report and a full personalized video of the vehicle you are looking to purchase.
What if my vehicle is damaged during shipping?
Our shipping partners are fully insured and any new damages found after transport will be rectified. Your Sales Consultant will send you a final video walk around on your vehicle after it has been detailed and before delivery so you have record of the condition before it leaves our dealership. Our shipping partners are just that – partners – and we work together to ensure that you, our mutual client, are taken care of.
Do I have to get an inspection on my car once it arrives?
If your pre-owned vehicle is being shipped outside of B.C. to another province then it requires an out of province inspection. This low-cost inspection is a formality to ensure that the vehicle you are bringing in meets the requirements of your province. Our reconditioning standards mean that the vehicle that you are purchasing will meet the requirements of your home Province. You will also receive via email, the service inspection on this vehicle and the printed copies will arrive with the vehicle as well.
What does “Certified” mean and what does it get me?
All major manufacturers have now committed to the re-marketing of their respective brands. For the Zimmer Wheaton sales team, this means attractive pricing, offering competitive sub-vented finance rates, warranty options, and confidence of our stringent inspection and reconditioning standards.
So if I am not buying a GMC/Buick does that mean I am getting a sub-standard vehicle?
Absolutely not, we are dedicated to ensuring that we sell a quality vehicle no matter what the brand. Our entire pre-owned inventory has been fully safety inspected and reconditioned to the standards set by our dealership and dealer group.
What kind of finance rate would I get?
We work with a number of financial institutions to ensure that we get you the most competitive rate for the vehicle you are purchasing. A number of factors can affect what rate we can get. Our Financial services office will work diligently to ensure we are getting the best rate for the vehicle you are buying.
What kind of guarantee or warranty do I get?
Depending on the vehicle that you are purchasing there may or may not be any remaining manufacturer’s warranty. For added peace of mind we offer and can tailor a warranty to your specific driving needs. Our Sales Consultants and Financial Services managers will work with you to ensure you are getting the proper and adequate coverage for your new vehicle.
Do you offer protection packages or 3M?
Yes, as a full service dealership we offer many products intended to protect your new investment. 3M, Rust proofing, undercoat, Paint Protection, leather and vinyl protection and window tint are all items offered through our dealership. These items can also be added to any finance or lease contracts.