What If You Need A New Car Now? Buying Strategies During Turbulent Times
With all the changes you have had to make in your life because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, you’ve already taken care of essentials like food, how you’ll continue to work remotely and how the virus may impede your ability to play and relax. But what if you need to replace your car now and are looking for a new 2020 Subaru model, Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent or another car brand? Here are some car-buying strategies to help you navigate the process and stay safe.
Car dealers are mitigating the risk of infection at their stores and doing things to reduce your potential exposure in the community. Before you visit the showroom do your homework first online. Most larger new car dealers offer features where you can remotely fill out credit applications and also do detailed model research on the vehicle you are interested in.
Build your car online before you visit the showroom
You can build your car online with all the accessories, options, any protection programs you want, and get an estimated price and calculate your payment. Simply enter your down payment, your credit score, if you know it (or have their website pull your credit if you are ready to take that step). Once you begin this process, someone will be in touch via text or email to help with any questions you might have about your specific car purchase.
Car dealers are equipped with the latest tools to send you detailed information about your potential purchase. They can even send you the paperwork as needed for signatures etc. By shopping this way, you won’t be exposing yourself or your family more than is absolutely necessary but still, address your car buying needs.
Dealers are taking steps to clean and sanitize showrooms and waiting areas
When you do get to the showroom, to pick up your car, dealers are taking the necessary steps to clean and sanitize their showrooms and waiting areas. Restrooms are also being cleaned regularly and thoroughly throughout the day.
Employees are being asked to pay extra attention to hand-washing and you won’t have to shake hands. The staff may opt for an elbow bump instead. Store employees are also working remotely and are being asked to stay home if they are sick.
Ask to have the new car delivered to your home
Some dealers will even deliver your new car to your home and you don’t have to visit the showroom. Make sure you ask if they will offer this service. New car dealers want your business and are taking whatever steps necessary to earn your business. They are there to serve you. If a dealer doesn’t offer this level of help, find a dealer that does.
If you need a new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent now you can make your new car purchase and stay safe. Torque News wants you and your family to get through this pandemic in good health, in good spirits, and buy a new car safely during this turbulent time.
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