Think, for a second, about the device you're using to read this article. Within a couple of minutes, you can use it to buy pretty much anything in the world. A new coat, an old painting, a taxi into town or a flight to the other side of the world. In the age of online shopping, even the biggest purchases are easy and quick. Buying a used car online is just as convenient. But for anyone who still needs convincing, here are our top seven reasons why you should buy your next used car online.
1. Enormous choice
Millions of used cars are bought and sold in the UK each year. Now, imagine limiting yourself to just the fifty-odd models available locally when it’s your turn to upgrade. Head online and you’ll get access to thousands of used cars, with something to suit your needs - and your budget.
2. Total convenience
If you’ve ever bought a used car the old-fashioned way, you’ll know how time-consuming it can be. Today you can do it all in one evening from the comfort of your sofa, browsing thousands of used cars on your phone or laptop without having to leave the house. High-quality pictures and 360-degree photography make browsing online just as good as checking the cars out in real life.
3. No pressure
Buying a car online means getting all the information you need, without any pressure or even an expectation to buy. Browsing at leisure - just as you do when shopping online for clothes or tech - gives you time to research and to make good decisions.
4. Easy payment
We do everything online. We can buy groceries in the kitchen and do our banking from bed. Buying a used car on finance is just as easy - there’s no paperwork ping-pong or long chats on the phone, just an instant response to a quick and easy form. You don’t have to leave the house.
5. Delivery to your door
Once you’ve researched, browsed, chosen and paid for a car from your couch, all you need to do is choose a delivery time. Because buying a used car online, at least from Cazoo, means you get the option of having it delivered to your doorstep a few days later. Our delivery service is on hand to bring the car to you, at a time that suits you and your family.
6. Return it if it doesn’t fit
Buying a used car from Cazoo means getting up to a week to return your car if it’s not right for you. You can do all the research and preparation in the world, but if the ‘perfect car’ arrives and your husband hates the colour, the dog refuses to jump in the boot and the cup holder won’t accommodate the extra large cappuccino that gets you out of bed on a Monday morning, you can hand it back and start again.
7. Safe and clean
One of the benefits of online shopping is that you don’t have to worry about social distancing if you’re sitting at your own kitchen table. We thoroughly sanitise our cars inside and out before we bring them to our customers and our delivery specialists are trained to carry out a safe handover from two metres away. In these uncertain times, buying a car online is the safest choice.