Originally posted on https://www.newbergchevrolet.com/blog/guide-for-the-beaverton-chevrolet-buyer-745310
Every ten years or so, something amazing in popular culture happens that makes life just a little bit easier. First, there was the home computer, then the iPhone. Today, shopping online is the most popular trend in society. And, we’re not only talking about Amazon and eBay or other such sites.
If you’re a Beaverton Chevrolet buyer on the hunt, then we’ve got some news for you! You don’t have to drive anywhere to buy your new or used vehicle. Keep reading for a quick guide on how to buy a car online and have it delivered.
A Long-Distance Car Buying Guide for Beaverton Chevrolet Shoppers
This is also a great guide for how to buy a used car out of state or driving distance to you. The point is that you can purchase your vehicle online and have it delivered or picked up, saving money in the process most of the time.
So, let’s look at how you should approach this.
Research, Research, Research
Buying a car in a different state or just down the street is no different if you’re making an online purchase. You absolutely must do your research. Remember, you’re probably not going to get to test drive this vehicle, so, you’ll want to make sure you know everything about it, inside and out.
Read Descriptions Thoroughly
If there is no detailed description online, you might consider moving on to a different seller or vehicle. A more detailed description will give you a better idea of the vehicle’s history and should always include photos and at least basic information.
Get the Inspections
Beyond investing in a vehicle history report, performing a physical inspection can be the most important action you can take when buying a vehicle online. Your hired inspector can visit the Oregon Dealership and take pictures of the vehicle and get as much information about the vehicle’s past as possible.
The vehicle history report comprises data from the previous Insurance providers, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and most importantly, junk and salvage yards.
Consider the Additional Costs (and Savings)
New or Used car delivery isn’t free but it could save you some money in lieu of driving to the dealership or hailing an Uber to get you there. Automotive shipping costs are not outrageous for more localized deliveries. You can expect to pay around $1000 for shipping across the country.
Handling the Payment Arrangements
Buying a car out of state from a dealer or online in general requires specific payment arrangements. You will be transferring a rather large sum of money and it’s recommended that you use an escrow service to help handle the payment.
Escrow services allow you to securely submit your payment online and they act as an intermediary between you and the seller to ensure that the funds are accurate and received. Payment is not completely processed until you have the car title in hand.
We hope both Beaverton and Portland Chevrolet buyers that are out there, found this post useful and informative.
In the meantime, feel free to contact us here with any questions you may have about buying your next car long distance.