(FinancialHealth.net) – Buying a car during the COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting task. People are worried about exposing themselves to the virus, so getting up close and personal with a car dealer isn’t always so appealing. Fortunately, there are other options in the digital age.
At the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, an accident totaled my car. We had to buy a replacement, so we looked online. The pandemic is forcing many Americans to do the same, and car dealers are getting behind the trend.
CEO of Ricart Automotive Group Rhett Ricart, in Ohio, told USA Today he believes 80% to 90% of dealers will have “full e-commerce capability” by the end of 2020.
This isn’t a new concept. Companies like Carvana and others have been at it for a while, and they make it really simple. Customers fill out financing information online and upload banking documents, an agent calls them to verify everything and then they’re free to pick a new vehicle. The dealer delivers the car, and buyers can still test drive it before they make their purchase final.
By simply filling out some information online, you can purchase a car without ever stepping foot inside a dealership. Customers are finding it challenging to purchase a car they've never been in, but dealers are going above and beyond to help them. https://t.co/fQDmQ8XUi5
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You don’t have to put your health at risk to buy a car. You don’t even need to leave your house. It definitely makes life a little bit easier during such a difficult time.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
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