What is the Dealer Processing Fee?
The Dealer Processing Fee or DPF is an elective charge to compensate for unreimbursed dealership costs and various additional consumer services. For example, auction fee, transporting, reconditioning, marketing, processing sales documents, postage, clerical work, notary, obtaining credit checks, verifying personal checks, securing power of attorney authorization, tracking lost titles, determining trade-in payoffs, registering for consumer related services, processing buyer guides, insurance forms and other miscellaneous fees. This fee is NOT Commonwealth of Virginia nor Department of Motor Vehicle fee and it is a considerable portion of the dealer’s cost, it allows us to give our customers the best service possible and it can't be waived under any circumstances.
DPF is excluded in the internet advertised price and you need to add it to that price to come up with the total out the door price. DPF fluctuates up or down based on the above mentioned market charges and costs. Our current DPF is $499.00.