Australian News - May 15, 2020

Shop For Cars Simplifies Buying From Car Dealerships

Officially launching on 14th May 2020, Shop for Cars is a brand new dealership-only vehicle listings website designed to connect car buyers directly with reputable dealerships around the country. To begin with, over 10,000 cars have been listed on the website.

Shop for Cars is the ideal new website for buyers who prefer to purchase directly from dealerships because they provide certain state-enforced legal protections. This includes guarantee of clear titles, cooling-off periods, and statutory warranties for some vehicles depending on state laws. Some dealerships may also choose to offer extended warranties, which private sellers won’t provide. Some benefits include –

  • Connect directly with hundreds of dealerships offering additional buying protections
  • Instant trade-ins allow you to walk in with the old and walk out with the new
  • Get finance pre-approvals quicker with instant access to 29 lenders through Drive On Finance, or the option of getting financed directly through dealerships
  • Access to FREE car history reports from dealerships on multiple listings (this option is at the discretion of car dealers and not Shop for Cars)

Through a partnership with Drive on Finance, Shop for Cars gives buyers the option to get pre-approved before a vehicle search, making it easier for them to set a more realistic budget based on their spending capacity. Drive on Finance connects buyers to over 29 lenders through its online network, which helps to speed up approvals for car finance applications.

Shop for Cars has also partnered with Equifax to give buyers access to comprehensive car history reports, including details of damages, stolen status, written-off status, vehicle registration, odometer reading, ANCAP safety, and emission ratings and more. Some dealers may also offer these car history reports for free along with their vehicle listings.

Buyers can filter their searches for vehicles based on multiple options, including make, model, price, body type, transmission, location, age and colour. Each listing also produces instant access to dealership contact information, so buyers can get in touch directly with the dealer without any delay.