This is a new one - what is a distention charge?
Maybe someone misspelled destination charge ??
lol is that really what it is? I mean it makes sense.
Its the shipping charge from the factory…
To distend means to make bigger - so distention is the dealer’s markup fee
I wish they would use a shrinkage fee.
Distention actually means to “bloat”.
At most dealerships, you can expect many attempts to include additional distention charges in your contract.
It’s like a resort fee at the nicer hotels…a way to deceive the consumer into thinking they’re going to pay less than the actual total.
Same reason why restaurants don’t factor in tax/tip into the menu prices (like they do in many foreign countries)…that extra 30% would scare away many people who like to live in delusional land.