Buying a car online gives you the advantage of browsing for more options, all at the click of your mouse – both from dealership and private sellers. Some buyers get turned off with spending hours walking around a dealers’ lot, negotiating with pushy salespersons and then reviewing all the facts and figures with the Finance and Insurance manager. This typically takes hours of time and stressful conversation.
Other advantages of buying a car online:
- You can compare a wide range of cars from across the country until you narrow down a few top choices.
- You can examine the car in detail without a salesperson breathing down your neck.
- If you buy from a private seller, you don’t have to pay hidden car dealership fees.
The advantages to purchasing a vehicle online are clear. However, there is one consideration to keep in mind when buying online, how the car will get to you. When the car is from another state, transportation arrangements become more difficult. There are several options available to you:
- You could fly to the location and drive the car back
- Have someone drive you there
- Pay someone to get to the car location and drive the car back to you
- Have the owner or dealer ship the car to you.
Shipping a car requires the use of a reliable auto transport company. Furthermore, it is the easiest and safest transportation option. You may want to seriously consider having the car shipped to you rather than driving it yourself for the following reasons:
Time-saver. You do not need to take leave from work to fly or have someone drive you to pick up your car. Instead, the car will be delivered to you in a matter of days to weeks, depending on the shipping option you choose, as well as the pick-up and delivery locations.
Convenience. One of the reasons why you chose to buy your car online was probably because it was convenient and easy to do. Car shipping provides the same solution. The car will be shipped directly to your gate with door-to-door car shipping service from companies like Shiply.
Peace of mind. Using a car shipping company is a safe alternative to driving, both to you and your car. Any vehicle that you entrust to the car shipping company will be transported with the utmost care.
A dealer or seller may recommend an auto transport company to you. However, it is best to do your own research, and to find a company that meets your unique needs. Although the seller may have used the company several times before, you want to ensure that the company is reliable and trustworthy as you are putting your car in the hands of someone else
Car shipping rates are dependent upon several factors. The price to ship your car will depend not only on the distance the driver must travel, but on other variables such as vehicle size, auto transport service type, locations of pickup and time of the year. On the Shiply website, you will need to fill out a simple form which details the make, model and size of the vehicle as well as the pickup and delivery locations. Auto transport companies will then send you quotes straight to your Shiply inbox, giving you the ability to easily assess your options and pricing from them.
Happy car hunting and we hope your dream car will be at your porch soon!