If you’re like most people, you might be wondering where to buy used cars and thinking your only option is a used car lot. There are plenty of them in every town. You drive around and see them on the main drag with all the banners and flags, saying “Used Cars for Sale.” There are all these late model sedans, minivans, SUVs, and pickup trucks lined up, many with signs that say “Great Low Prices.” But, if you’re like most folks, then you or someone you know has had a bad experience with one of these places. This is where buying a car online comes into play.
If you are also like most people, then you have gotten into the habit of buying things online over the last ten years. Sure, it may have seemed weird ordering a pizza from your computer at one time, but now you are probably getting a good portion of your weekly shopping from online websites, as well as doing most of your banking. So, buying a used car from an online website really shouldn’t seem so strange. If you are still having some concerns about buying your next used car online instead of from a traditional used car lot, here are some good reasons to buy from Online.cars.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past decade, then you should know why it is really much more convenient to shop online than to go to a brick and mortar store. For one thing, you can shop from the convenience of your own home. With a decent computer or smart device and a reasonable internet connection, you will be shopping in no time at all. Think about the time you save by shopping at home. You don’t have to go anywhere. You don’t have to make sure the store is open. You don’t even have to get dressed. Best of all, you can shop on your own time!
At Online.cars, we know how busy you are, which is why our dealership is open 24/7, right from your home. Most used car lots close in the evening and may only be open for limited hours on the weekend. Trying to fit shopping at a store into your work schedule is hard enough. It is even harder when shopping for a used car since it can really take a long time picking the car you want, giving it a test drive, negotiating the purchase, and completing the deal. Buying online allows you to do this at your own pace in your free time, without having to dedicate a big part of your busy day to the task.
Buying online also helps you avoid some of the high-pressure tactics employed by many used car dealers. You’ve probably had to deal with these, where they keep pressing you to make a choice, claiming that someone else has their eye on the used car you want. When you buy online, it is just you and our website. There’s no one there to subject to any of these high-pressure sales tactics. You can look at as many cars as you want. You can get all the specifics of each one and take your time doing it. There is no one on our website trying to rush you into making a decision you may regret. Online.cars is about putting you in the driver’s seat of the entire process, making it as comfortable and transparent as possible.
When you go to a dealership, they give you the chance to test drive the car. This usually involves someone from the dealership sitting next to you while you take the car out for a 5-minute spin around the area surrounding the dealership. Whether the dealer is in a suburban subdivision or a downtown area, chances are you aren’t going to get a real feel for the used car you’re testing out.
Most dealers won’t let you take the vehicle onto a major freeway out of concern for liability, so you probably won’t get the car up to or over 55 miles per hour. You can also forget about trying to see how it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour with a salesperson from the dealership sitting next to you. Also, if the dealer is in a residential area, then the local police won’t appreciate you flooring the test car on a straightaway. And you can also forget about trying out the cornering as that will involve a combination of speed, brakes, and turns. In other words, for the most part, the test drive may be the most overrated part of buying a used car off a lot.
So, what do you do when you buy a car online? Well, how about getting a real test drive? At Online.cars, we give you a 10-day or 1,000-mile period to try out the used car you buy from us. If you are not completely satisfied with it, contact our Vehicle Solutions Specialist to arrange for a free pickup of the car. In other words, instead of a 5-minute test drive at a used car lot, we are giving you the chance to really try out your next vehicle.
During that 10 days or 1,000 miles, you will be able to drive around your neighborhood, take the used car on the freeway, and really see how it performs. You are going to learn a lot more about the car during that time than you will with a dealer salesperson sitting next to you for 5 minutes. Plus, you will see the car in action in your real life, giving you a sense of how it fits your lifestyle and, just as importantly, your budget since you will have a chance to see the real fuel efficiency of the car. In this way, you are getting a real test drive when you buy your next used car online.
Besides the money-back guarantee that allows you to try out your next used car for 10 days or 1,000 miles, there are many other benefits to shopping with Online.cars. For one thing, once you contact us online or by phone, we will assign a Vehicle Solution Specialist to work with you. This person will help you with the entire buying process, help you pick out the exact make and model you want, arrange the financing, and schedule the delivery of your next used car. This person will also be available to answer all of your questions along the way. This is also the person you will contact in the unlikely event that you wish to return the car under the money-back guarantee.
You also get all of the vehicle warranties offered by our McCluskey Chevrolet Dealership. This includes a Lifetime Mechanical Warranty that comes free of charge. As long as you remember to get the oil changed on your vehicle every 6,000 miles, you will receive major mechanical coverage for as long as you own the car. This gives you the peace of mind you need that Online.cars will stand behind the used car that you just purchased.
We also receive a CARFAX Guaranteed Clean Vehicle History Certificate with every car you purchase from Online.cars. This means that the entire history of your vehicle has been checked to make sure there are no hidden defects in the car itself or its title history. This comes with the CARFAX buyback guarantee under which CARFAX will buy the vehicle from you for its sales price if it turns out that there was anything incorrect on the CARFAX vehicle history report.