7 Things You Should Know About Buying A Car Online

In the age of e-commerce (and pandemic lockdown), it’s been increasingly convenient now more than ever to do your shopping online. From a new pair of shoes to a whole week’s worth of groceries, our shopping behavior has changed drastically and we are now able to get things delivered right to our doorsteps in a matter of days.

How about a car, have you ever thought of adding that new SUV to your cart?

Here at OpenRoad, we have just launched a new eStore where you can purchase a new vehicle in just a few clicks! Here are 7 things you should know about buying a car online.

Online Car Shopping

1. Online Car Shopping is On the Rise

While shopping for a car online is not the norm yet, more and more Canadians are becoming open to the idea of not having to set foot in a dealership for a new vehicle. According to a 2020 survey conducted by Google, “over 60% of Canadians looking to buy a car said they would use an online purchase option.”[1]

Since online car shopping is fairly new, only a limited number of dealerships have this option. OpenRoad Auto Group is one of the few dealer groups in Canada to give you that choice.


2. You Can See All In-Stock Inventory in One Place

Online shopping means not having to go from one dealership to the next. You can easily search a store’s inventory online for in-stock new vehicles. This allows you to easily compare prices and see which vehicle is best for you.

3. You Can Do ALL Your Transactions Online

If you have a vehicle to trade in, you can get an instant cash offer through our eStore. You can also browse and select the available service and protection plans that fit your needs without having to visit the dealership.

Online Transaction

4. You Can Get Help at Every Step

Have questions when you’re shopping? An OpenRoad Concierge can help every step of the way.

5. You Can Have Your Vehicle Delivered Directly to You

When we say you can do everything from home, we mean it. Once you’ve purchased a vehicle, you have the option to have it delivered straight to your doorstep. Your OpenRoad vehicle will be prepped and ready to be delivered to you.

Car Delivery

6. You Have the Option to Get a Car Loan Approval Entirely Online

If a purely online car buying journey isn’t the way you want to go, you do have the option instead to get your financing done online. That’s one whole step out of the way! NextRoad is a digital-based car loan approval from OpenRoad that you can use towards your next vehicle purchase. This will save you the hassle of finding the best vehicle rates and will guarantee that you are approved for leasing or financing before you even step into a dealership.

7. Time is Money – and You Save Lots of It!

At the end of the day, online car shopping can save you hours of dealership hopping and in-person paperwork. You can relax and shop from the comfort of your couch and get into a brand-new vehicle the next day!

To learn more about the new OpenRoad eStore please visit openroadautogroup.com/estore. The dealerships with their eStore open are Mercedes-Benz Surrey, OpenRoad Mazda Port Moody, OpenRoad Lexus Richmond, OpenRoad Subaru Boundary, and OpenRoad Honda Burnaby. To learn more about NextRoad, please visit nextroad.ca.

[1] https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/intl/en-ca/consumer-insights/consumer-trends/coronavirus-automotive-trends-canada/

Posted by Lia Ortiz

Lia Ortiz has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. Starting out as a public relations and events coordinator for Honda Philippines, she then moved to Vancouver and has worked as a Digital Marketing Strategist for OpenRoad Auto Group. She specializes in SEO, SEM, and Social Media Advertising (with a little bit of writing on the side).