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Our Guide to a Simple and Seamless Pre-owned Car Shopping Journey.

Our Guide to a Simple and Seamless Pre-owned Car Shopping Journey.

We can all agree that the pre-owned vehicle market is hot nowadays and looking for a reliable used car may often leave a lot of us feeling intimidated or helpless. You’ll be happy to know that gone are the days of navigating different online platforms and visiting different venues in search of a perfectly priced vehicle. We’ve got all the details on how buying a pre-owned vehicle can be a very simple and seamless journey.

 

BUDGET.

The first and foremost step is to figure out your budget and how much you would like to spend on your vehicle purchase. Remember to factor in additional costs, such as tax, loan interest, car insurance, registration, maintenance, and gas costs. Currently, taxes on a used vehicle in B.C. range from 7-20%.

 

WHERE TO FIND THE PERFECT CAR?

As most companies have moved their sales platform online in the past two years, the automotive industry has also closely followed suit. While visiting a location physically may still be the preferred method of shopping for many, the initial stage of finding a vehicle can all be done seamlessly online.

 

CAN YOU REALLY DO MOST OF YOUR CAR SHOPPING ONLINE?

Yes! Your pre-owned car shopping journey can be done mostly online. There are a few key things that will make this an enjoyable and fruitful experience. Please read on!

 

A DEDICATED DIGITAL SALES TEAM.

The key to having your purchasing journey flow seamlessly is to ensure the dealership of your choice has a dedicated digital sales team. Whether it's emails, live chats, DMs, or text messages, having and knowing that a specialist is taking care of you allows questions and details to be finalized efficiently and promptly. You should never feel like you’re left hanging.

 

USER-FRIENDLY WEBSITE.

Most of us are probably familiar with online shopping by now. Having lots of product images available definitely helps when trying to decide if the item fits your needs. This is no different when it comes to buying a car. Having a comprehensive view of each vehicle including a 360-degree view of the exterior, interior, and additional detailed images lets you do most of the preliminary viewing in the comfort of your home.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE NITTY-GRITTY DETAILS?

There are a lot of fine details that come with purchasing a vehicle, but they don’t necessarily need to be complicated. Finding a car from a dealership that offers both a dedicated digital sales team and a user-friendly website allows you to easily access and complete the following in just a few simple clicks.

  • View a CARFAX vehicle history report 
  • Customize car payments to your budget
  • Receive a conditional trade-in value
  • Place a deposit to reserve your vehicle
  • Apply for financing

 

CHOOSING A REPUTABLE DEALERSHIP.

Purchasing your vehicle from a reputable dealership comes with many advantages, including peace of mind. In addition to all the resources we’ve mentioned above, dealerships often provide a certified warranty. Here at Auto West BMW Pre-Owned, we offer a 30-Day Auto West Certified Warranty free-of-charge*.

 

Trust is definitely another important factor when making larger purchases. Third-party awards and client testimonials can provide unbiased insight on the dealership’s products and customer service. Did you know? Auto West BMW Pre-Owned was awarded the 2021 Best Priced Dealer Award by AutoTrader.ca for superior service and pricing! You can also read the Google Reviews here

 

If you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, we have all the above-mentioned tools to make your car buying journey an amazing one! Our online inventory is updated frequently with the latest information and our dedicated Digital Sales Team is readily on hand to help. Contact us today online or over the phone at ​​604-273-2217. We would love to chat with you. 

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