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How To Buy a Car Online With Canada Drives

Just like ordering something from Amazon and having it delivered to your door, Canada Drives has made buying a car entirely online not only possible but preferable...

Founded in 2010 to give consumers their power back with online pre-approvals, Canada Drives enjoyed phenomenal success in the auto financing space. Now, the industry-challenging company is selling cars online too!

With Canada Drives, you can now purchase a pre-owned vehicle completely online, from searching cars to signing contracts and taking delivery of your chosen ride right at your own front door. It was the perfect socially distant car sales solution for pandemic times, but as people increasingly expect digital processes and time-saving convenience, this new way to buy a car is sure to have long-term staying power. 

Here’s how easy it is to buy a car online with Canada Drives.

Search hundreds of cars, trucks & SUVs

Search filters help you narrow down your search of hundreds of vehicles in seconds.

If you’ve ever felt the frustration of arriving at a dealership only to find slim pickings waiting for you on the lot, the first thing you’ll appreciate about Canada Drives is how huge its selection of certified used vehicles is with over 35 makes and 170 models ranging from sedans and SUVs to coupes and convertibles. 

But the best part is, browsing through hundreds of vehicles to quickly find what you’re looking for is easy with simple filters to help you narrow down your search. For example, suppose you’re looking for an SUV, you have a price range of $25,000, and your favourite colour is white. It takes seconds (a few clicks) to set your preferences so that you only see white SUVs for under $25,000. 

Car checks made easy

When a specific vehicle catches your eye, you’ll find all important car checks right there on the vehicle description page. All vehicles undergo a rigorous 150-point inspection before being added to the database and you can view the inspection report for each car in a single click. All listings also feature a free CARFAX vehicle history report so that you can instantly see the most important information such as the past owners, accident history, and whether any liens are present on the vehicle.

Fair, haggle-free pricing

Canada Drives strives for fairness and transparency, as reflected in its pricing. With no brick-and-mortar locations to fund, the company has less overhead compared to traditional dealerships, and those savings are passed onto the customer. And the amount you save isn’t dependent on the strength of your negotiation skills either. Canada Drives ‘best-price-first’ pricing means you can skip the haggling with the assurance that you’re getting the same great deal as everyone else. 

Pay or finance

Anybody who has ever bought a car before knows that organizing financing is the tedious part, but Canada Drives makes it easy with flexible payment options at checkout.

Having built a network of trusted lending partners over the years, financing your vehicle with Canada Drives is extremely convenient. If you’d rather not be financed through Canada Drives, that’s no problem. Additional payment options include paying in full via debit and credit cards, paying partially in advance and partially upon delivery, or securing a loan from your own financial institution. If you do decide to finance with Canada Drives, rest assured that dedicated teams are working constantly to ensure you get approved for the best rates possible.

Get pre-approved first (optional)

As a first step, it’s wise to get pre-approved before you start looking at vehicles. By getting pre-approved for financing, you know exactly what you’ll qualify for before you start your car search. This helps you stay more focused from the outset by only looking only at vehicles that fit comfortably within your price range, saving you time, frustration, and disappointment. This type of credit check will not impact your credit score. 

Sign everything online

Skip the in-person meetings and awkward video calls. With Canada Drives, you can sign all your contracts and other documentation entirely online, including your financing arrangements if requested. You can complete this task on your own schedule, at any time of the day or night.

Delivered to your door

Canada Drives truck and trailer delivers vehicle to customer's home

Once your paperwork is filed, you’ll select a time and day that’s convenient for you to receive your vehicle. Your meticulously detailed car will be loaded into one of Canada Drives’ premium enclosed trailers and delivered directly to your preferred location during the requested time slot. With deliveries arriving as soon as the same day, you’ll be sitting behind the wheel of your new car in no time! 

Got a trade-in? 

If you have a vehicle to trade in, Canada Drives can help with that, too. Simply answer a few quick questions about your trade-in during the checkout process and you’ll instantly receive an offer that can be applied against the purchase price of your new vehicle. When your new car is delivered, your trade-in will be swapped out. 

Better than a test drive

All vehicles purchased through Canada Drives come with a 7-day, no-questions-asked return policy. If you decide you don’t like the vehicle for any reason, Canada Drives will come to pick it up and give you a refund; no strings attached. With this test-own period, you’ll get six days and 23.5 hours longer to spend with the vehicle than you would during a typical dealership’s 30-minute test drive!

On top of that, your new-to-you vehicle also comes with a 30-day, 1,500 km warranty, plus you’ll be given the option to get an additional 24-, 36-, or 48-month extended warranty at the time of your purchase.

Start your next car-buying journey with Canada Drives

If you live in Ontario or BC, your next car could be a few clicks away. Start here to get pre-approved for financing, or here to dive right into the Canada Drives catalogue of used cars and discover the convenience of vehicle shopping on your own time and from the comfort of home.

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