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Is it Safe to Buy a Car Online in Canada?: All You Need to Know

Is it Safe to Buy a Car Online in Canada?: All You Need to Know

Buying a car online is new so is likely to include a few questions. One we hear more and more is about the safety of buying a car online. We get it. Buying a car involves a lot of money. We all rely on our car to get to work, to get to school or wherever we need to go so any car purchase has to be carefully considered because we have to get it right.


Buying a car online is new. It’s a new way of doing things that upsets what we know. But it is safe. It is also an extra way to buy a car. It does not replace the traditional dealership experience.


Buying a car online safely


Buying a car online is exactly the same as when you buy anything online. You make sure you can trust the retailer, read reviews, check prices and buy when you’re confident. It’s the same process as when buying a pair of sneakers as it is buying an SUV.


Research the retailer


Once you know what you’re looking for, all online purchases begin with a little seller research. Check the dealership, ask friends and colleagues, look online, check social media and do your due diligence.


Make sure the dealership is legitimate, has the infrastructure in place to handle online sales and that the staff is trained to work online. There is a lot to be said for working with a dealership that has invested time and money into their online sales process.


Read reviews


Reviews form social proof, the reassurance we look for before making a purchase. The more expensive the purchase, the more important we regard reviews. It’s the same when buying a car online.


Read reviews for the make and model of car and the dealership in question. Check multiple sources for reviews and never, ever rely purely on social media. It just isn’t an accurate source for anything, let alone news or reviews!


Compare prices


The ability to quickly compare prices is a significant advantage of online shopping. Buying a car online is no different. You can check prices in seconds to make sure you’re getting a good deal.


Like any purchase, don’t go just on price alone. It is sometimes worth paying a little extra to buy from a legitimate source than paying a little less from someone you have never heard of. That little extra investment could make all the difference should something go wrong!


Buy with confidence


Buying online comes with some guarantees just like buying in a dealership. You can buy from Car Nation Canada online with confidence knowing that we offer you a 3-day, 250 km money back guarantee, as well as a 5-day exchange program.


We want you to be completely happy with your purchase and will do everything we can to facilitate that. How many other dealerships can say the same?

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