Our Story Advocating For Car Buyers

Mike Rumple founded YCBA to make consumer car buying experiences stress-free and transparent.

Our Story Advocating For Car Buyers.  As a former car salesman and father of three, Mike quit the dealership and created a business where advocating for the car buyer is the only mission.

Linda, a former customer, inspired: Confessions of a Former Car Salesman, our story. 

The many consumers searching for better car buying experiences motivated us to bring expert car buyers and negotiators on board to join our mission.

Our expert advocates have taken on the task of revolutionizing the car buying experience for consumers and are dedicated to making car buying and selling painless and less time-consuming.

Our Story Advocating For Car Buyers

Our Mission

Our mission is based on our values of honesty and service to others.  Our clients know we are their advocates because we aren’t afraid to make dealers earn their business. We demand transparency and we embolden our clients to be in control of their financial decisions. After all, car purchases and leases are big financial commitments.

Independent car buying advocates are dedicated to the consumer experience.  There are a growing number of brokers and look-a-likes out there who claim the same. 

However,  we know that how we negotiate and our methods for saving consumers time and sanity, are of upmost importance.

From mom’s, CEO’s, to widows and first time buyers, our independent car buying advocates do deals thousand of miles away or right in their local home town. It’s our goal that every consumer will know about experts like us who can come along side and teach them how to get a great deal or take the burden off their plate entirely.      

– Mike Rumple, Founder

J. Erik Groves
J. Erik Groves
19:22 26 Aug 21
I called Mike in regard to a pre-owned truck purchase and he did an outstanding job of negotiating with the Sales GM on... the price. I think the real value of working with Mike is that he takes the doubt out of your mind. He works for you, getting you the best deal possible, he knows the way the dealer thinks and the gimmicks they use, and whey you buy that vehicle, you know you're paying a fair price.read more
Jared Gulden
Jared Gulden
11:37 15 Apr 21
I recently used Your Car Buying Advocate to lease a new Toyota Tacoma SR and I can’t tell you how happy I am with the... service Mike provides. I’ve never been a fan of the traditional car buying experience. I don’t like dealing with pushy salesmen and spending days visiting different dealers to try and find the best deal. Mike handled all of this for me. We set up a zoom call to discuss what vehicle I was looking for, talked about my budget, and discussed if we thought his service was right for me. Once he was ready to start working on my deal, he sent me some offers and he walked me through the details so I understood everything I was getting. We made a quick three-way call with the dealership so he could lock in the deal with me on the phone, and next thing I know I’m picking up my new truck at the dealership. I probably invested an hour or two of my time from the beginning of this process to the end. Mike made the process so transparent and was a real pleasure to work with. I highly recommend giving Your Car Buying Advocate a call for your next car purchase/lease.read more
Lynn Turner
Lynn Turner
16:18 23 Mar 21
Wow! How easy can buying a car be when you already know what you want. I explained to Mike what I wanted and within two... days Mike had found it and made an unbelievable deal. On top of those two priorities, I never left my house. Mike provides an unbelievable service and when I buy again I will do it the same way!read more
Peter Cubeta
Peter Cubeta
19:20 04 Mar 21
Take my advise and stay away from Your Car Buying Advocate!!! That is, of course, unless you want a whole new, amazing... car buying experience. Mike negotiated a deal for me that I'd never thought possible, and the best part was that, after all the dust settled, the dealership treated me like their most valued customer. I told my son, who'd just bought a new car on his own, what the bottom-line numbers were on my (Mike's) deal, and for the first time in a long time, I saw tears in his eyes. So do yourself a huge $$$ favor and have Mike represent you. Five Stars to the Nth power.read more
Matthew Tosiello
Matthew Tosiello
00:15 06 Dec 20
I'm a pretty good negotiator but frankly I didn't want to deal with it this time around. In the past I've gotten really... great deals but only after contacting multiple dealers, playing them off each other, and ultimately spending long periods of time inside dealerships playing games. In a pandemic that was not an option and I'm too busy with work to do that right now anyhow. I asked for local recommendations for brokers or concierges here in Detroit but nobody called me back! I was resigned to doing it myself when I ran across Mike's page. I typically don't like to do business off Google searches but in this case I was very pleasantly surprised. I contacted Mike just before Thanksgiving and he got right back to me. Even with the holiday, one week later I'm driving the exact make and model that I wanted and get this, Mike beat my deal by $1200 easily paying for his fee. He was THOROUGH, supportive, and so easy to work with even though he's in Ohio. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again and I have already referred him to friends and coworkers. Car buying is a miserable experience but Mike made it very easy. He even offered to be on the phone when I was in the dreaded finance office. One last note, there's a big difference between Mike and a car broker. Your fee is what pays for his service - not a kickback from a dealer so you can feel good that whatever deal he gets is the best one. Thanks Mike!read more
Michael Carney
Michael Carney
02:42 16 Sep 20
I had never considered having someone do all the work for me when it came to buying my truck. I had begun researching... how to go into a dealership to be sure I had the upper hand and to get the best buy for my money. During one of my search efforts I came across an article about Your Car Buying Advocate, read it, read some more, and was impressed and thought I'd contact Mike Rumple directly. He took the time to listen to my goals and assigned Mick to me. Within an hour I was going back and forth with Mick narrowing down exactly what I wanted and how much I was comfortable buying and paying for this new truck. Mick gave me a feeling of reassurance and comfort with the whole process. After searching for a few days all over the US he found the perfect vehicle that met my goal 100% about 300 miles from my home. He set the whole thing up that all I had to do was arrive, sign the papers, and take possession of my truck literally. Turns out as I was on my way to pick it up there was a problem with the vehicle. Mick called the dealer and then called me back to tell me I was getting MORE than I asked for, that the dealer didn't want me to be unhappy, PLUS he negotiated with that dealer and saved me an additional $2500 for their mistake, bringing the total saved by using this service to just over $11,000. If I had tried to do this on my own I would have ended up paying $1,000 over the sticker price but convinced that I was getting a good deal until I got home and let it all sink in. I plan on using Your Car Buying Advocate again in the future. Their service, value, communication, attention to my wants, professionalism, and openness were just what I needed. Thanks Mike and Mick!read more
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