With tighter restrictions back in place across the UK, if you were in the market for purchasing a new or used car, you would be forgiven for wanting to put your plans on hold until later in the year. The good news is, you don’t have to with many dealers still operating in a COVID-safe environment and able to help you through their online service. Much like any other online retailer, purchasing a car through click and collect or delivery to your address is still possible, as well as being able to get a car loan to help you finance it. Here are some of the ways you can still find and purchase a vehicle under current ongoing restrictions.
Browse Safely From Home
With many car retailers having to get used to a lack of footfall at their sites, the online experience has had to be the go-to method to bring in customers. This means the options available online have become far richer so that you canallowing customers to see exactly what’s for sale and how the vehicle matches up to other options. Fortunately, many retailers already had a click and collect service in place way before the restrictions we’ve seen enforced throughout the last year, so it’s very simple to browse safely from home. Some may even provide a video tour of the vehicle to enable viewing from all angles, as well as high-res photos. Then it’s just a case of choosing the options and terms of the vehicle purchase before arranging collection or delivery.
Get Financed for The Car You Want
With browsing online instead of on site here for the foreseeable future, the finance options usually on offer are still available to help you make a purchase. After you’ve found the vehicle you want to buy, you should be able to choose from the retailers’ car finance options as normal, as well as opt to purchase in full by card or other preferred methods. You should also still have the option to speak to a salesperson at the retailer if you had any queries about the finance, or if any details need checking to support your application. Either way, the process of applying for, and being approved for, finance should be the same as being in the showroom.
Choose Home Delivery If You’d Rather Stay Socially Distanced
A service many retailers now offer is the option of home delivery if you prefer not to collect the vehicle of your choice. With restrictions and government guidance updating regularly, having the option to have your new car purchase brought to your front door is an ideal solution. If you require home delivery you should check this service is available first before purchasing, then simply provide your home address and wait with excitement for its arrival.
Most car retailers are continuing to operate as close to normal as possible, so if you are thinking of buying a new car, there is still no time like the present to find a great deal online.