Online used car shopping increasing
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 2:59:56 PM
If you’re in the market for a new pre-owned car you may wish to forgo making trips out to the local dealers. According to Autoshopper.com, mobile phone searchers for used cars have hit an all time high with a 168 percent growth usage on its website in February 2012 alone.
An estimated 1.5 million mobile unique users performed 12 million searches, and while mobile use increased, further research found that desktop, laptop and tablet usage searches were also strong. Consumers with pre-approved auto financing may find searching online for used vehicles more conducive to their busy lifestyle.
It provides ample time to research, and allows users to consider and compare a variety of vehicles side-by-side. In addition, users are able to call the dealer ahead of time to inquire on the availability of the car and set up a test drive if necessary.
Know what you are purchasing with auto financing. Online research provides ample access to performance reviews, safety ratings, gas mileage and even how the vehicle handles in a variety of situations. It could help make the purchasing process easier on everyone involved.