Frequently Asked Questions at Tom Wood Automotive Group

When you're searching for car dealerships in Indianapolis, IN, that you can trust every step of the way, turn to the sales and service experts at the Tom Wood Automotive Group. We're always one step ahead and stand tallest in comparison to other car dealerships nearby, as we offer 17 dealerships that represent the world's top automakers. You're sure to find the perfect vehicle when you visit us, so stop by today! In addition to helping our customers in all aspects of the ownership or leasing experience, we also enjoy answering the frequently asked questions we receive. Explore our FAQ below and don't hesitate to contact Tom Wood Auto Group if you have any additional inquiries that aren't answered here.

General Dealership Questions


Are All of Your Dealerships in Indianapolis, IN?

Our 12 core dealerships are in Indianapolis, IN, while we also operate four out-of-state dealerships in Minnesota, Kentucky and Colorado.


What is the Lifetime Powertrain Coverage

The Lifetime Powertrain Coverage is a special warranty that all Tom Wood customers can get at NO COST. Most new and used vehicles are covered by this policy automatically. See the Lifetime Powertrain Coverage page for more details!


Why Should I Buy from Tom Wood Automotive Group?

Superior selection, financing, parts/repairs, and most importantly, renowned customer service! Plus, get Lifetime Powertrain Coverage on qualifying new and pre-owned vehicles at no cost to you! From new and used cars for sale to exceptional auto service and beyond, we're your one-stop shop. For more information, view our in-depth Why Buy page.

New & Used Cars for Sale in Indianapolis, IN


What's the Difference Between Buying vs. Leasing a car?

There are many differences between buying vs. leasing a car, including ownership options, monthly payments, mileage restrictions and more. Our auto financing team is happy to discuss the differences between buying vs. leasing a car with you. Here's a convenient chart to help you out!

Buying a Car Auto Lease
Ownership Pay for complete ownership of the vehicle and have its title in your name Pay for use of your new car and upgrade to a new model once the lease reaches its maturity date
Mileage Limits No mileage restrictions Mileage restrictions are determined by lease terms
Down Payment Normally comes with a higher down payment Leases generally come with lower down payments and less money upfront
Monthly Car Payments Typically higher monthly payments Generally lower monthly payments
Car Maintenance/Wear Responsible for any repairs not covered in your car warranty Required to get service according to the recommendations by our team
Customization Customize your car as you please Customizing leased vehicles is prohibited

What Are the Benefits of Buying a Used Car?

There are many benefits to buying a used car, including price and variety. Browsing our used cars for sale is an excellent way to drive home in a like-new vehicle for a pre-owned price, and the team at Tom Wood Automotive Group is here to help you find your perfect match. Whether it's a Certified Pre-Owned Subaru SUV or a lightly used Volkswagen Jetta sedan, you'll find that quality and value work hand in hand at our IN car dealerships. In addition to lifestyle and personal tastes, budget is perhaps the most important thing to consider when you want to finance a car, truck, van or SUV. That's why you should think about buying a used vehicle or Certified Pre-Owned car!

Auto Service & OEM Car Parts near Me


Do You Offer Express Service?

Many of our dealerships do offer express service, which covers all essential maintenance checks -- oil change, filter replacement, tire rotation, fluid top-off -- in an hour or less. So, if you're looking for fast, efficient auto service near Indianapolis, IN, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 317-688-6419.


Can I Order Auto Parts Online?

Yes. From Jaguar parts to Honda accessories near Indianapolis, IN, all of our dealerships carry a large selection of genuine OEM car parts for your vehicle that can be ordered online or at the dealership's parts desk.

Auto Financing in Indianapolis, IN


Do I Need to Go Through a Tom Wood Dealership for Auto Financing?

The finance specials our dealerships frequently offer are sure to help you save big on the new or used vehicle you're eyeing. We encourage our customers to shop around for the best deal, whether that's through their personal bank, our dealership, a credit union or somewhere else.


Do Car Leases Need a Down Payment?

Most leases do require a down payment, and it's usually a specific amount that's tied into the total lease price, i.e. what you would pay over the course of a three-year lease. We often offer great specials on leased vehicles including $0 down payment options. Shop our new inventory or stop in today to learn about our current offers!