Looking to buy a car online?

Online shopping has become increasingly popular, allowing you to buy pretty much anything online, especially so in recent times. But have you thought about buying your next car online?

More and more dealerships are now offering online car purchases, meaning you could buy your new car from the comfort of your own home. If you haven’t decided on the exact car to buy online, you’ll be happy to know that most dealers allow unaccompanied test drives from the dealership or even from your home, making the decision process that much easier.

Can I change my mind?

You should be protected when you buy online, but don’t forget to read the terms and conditions to be clear on your rights. For example, you may find that some dealerships allow a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period. This means you have 14 days to decide whether or not you want to keep the car. If you were to change your mind within the 14 days, you could hand the car back. Again, make sure you read the small print to ensure there are no hidden costs if you choose to return the car.  

How do I get my car if I buy online?

It will differ by dealership, but some are offering Home Delivery and some are offering Click and Collect services. If you are part exchanging your car, the dealership could arrange a swap when you collect, or they deliver your new car.  

Car Finance online

As the demand for online purchasing is increasing, you won’t be surprised to hear that there are many providers of online car finance. With Halifax Car Finance, we offer a completely online application and if accepted, we pay the dealer directly. You can find out more here.

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