Dealer fees are charges added by the dealership to the manufacturer’s retail price of the vehicle. They go by various names, such as preparation fees, documentation fees, transportation fees, etc. Anything that is not part of the vehicle’s base price or an option is probably some kind of dealer fee.
At Carvana, you never have to deal with unsubstantiated “bogus” fees. However, the additional fees assessed at a traditional dealership can quickly change the way you feel about the car you are purchasing.