(NC) The way Canadians go about buying a car has dramatically changed. In the past, you had to visit a physical dealership to weigh your options. Now, much like everything else, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home.
“More and more consumers are choosing a digital-first approach for many touchpoints in their car buying journey,” says Matt Girgis, managing director of Volvo Car Canada. “We’re making sure every interaction, whether online or at a retail store, is seamless and convenient.”
To make the experience more streamlined, here are a few ways to make online car shopping easier:
Understand your needs
Looking for more space for your growing family? Rising gas prices have you considering electric? Consider your why as the starting point to help guide your research.
From customizing colour and accessories, to checking the vehicle inventory at your local retailer, narrow down the build and price of your dream vehicle online with the just a few clicks.
Plan your finances
Have a budget in mind while you weigh your options so you’re ready when the time comes to buy. This is another step you can get help with online, since you can easily evaluate trading or financing options online.
Take the stress out of the negotiations by looking for hassle-free pricing options. Some companies are more transparent than others, so be sure to compare and look for a one price promise.
Book a test drive
It’s never a good idea to skip the test drive, especially when buying online. Find your closest retailer to book a test drive and experience the vehicle first-hand.
Shopping digitally can ultimately save hours of time and provide more information at your fingertips, putting the power entirely in your hands.