Buying a new or used vehicle during the reconfinement is possible!
What if, despite the re-containment, you could safely and remotely purchase a car? If the epidemic due to Covid-19 has harmed the automotive sector, it will have at least had another effect: that of making the purchase of a remote car more accessible! At the time of reconfinement, it is always possible to obtain a car by Internet or by telephone and to collect it on site, or even to have it delivered to your home.
Car purchase is authorized… but under what conditions?
While it was (almost) impossible to buy a car during the first lockdown, the rules seem to have relaxed during the lockdown. Although the authorized cases have not been explicitly specified by the government, you can – in practice – acquire a vehicle in several situations:
- if you had already ordered your car and made an appointment for its reception before the reconfinement;
- if your car has broken down and you absolutely need a vehicle for your professional activity;
- if you make a remote purchase and collect it via a solution ” click and collect “.
The first two situations concern only an anecdotal number of motorists, it is indeed the remote purchase which constitutes the main solution to acquire a car during the reconfinement. But for this, it is still necessary to find a reliable platform, active during this second confinement and respectful of health instructions.
Services designed for secure remote purchasing
You can no longer travel due to the confinement in place since October 30? Platforms specializing in the sale of used cars on the Internet offer you the possibility of buying a vehicle remotely in complete safety. While it is possible to buy your used car from private individual, buying it through a professional has an undeniable advantage: compliance with sanitary procedures (disinfection, barrier gestures, etc.). A significant advantage in this period of health crisis.
If car manufacturers and dealerships have had to adapt and develop tools allowing “click and collect”, for others, this mode distance vehicle sales was already in their DNA. As the company Reezocar has enabled more than 10,000 individuals to find their ideal vehicle thanks to the constant telephone support of its sales advisers. Via a site containing more than 7 million ads, the buyer is guided step by step, remotely, throughout his purchase journey, and even after. Simple and efficient, this pure player in distance selling has an oiled process and expert sales teams to find rare gems, even during the crisis!
During the re-containment, it is important to maintain its services and strengthen its health security protocol. The goal of this type of distance selling service? Allow motorists to purchase a vehicle remotely, safely and without any unpleasant surprises. In accordance with the new directives, you can have your vehicle delivered anywhere in France or Europe, unlike many other players in the used vehicle market. A “contactless” protocol is respected in order to deliver the vehicle directly to your home (or to any other place of your choice) and by limiting interactions. You can also opt for “click and collect” to collect your vehicle purchased remotely from a professional partner, on condition that you have previously agreed on an appointment and have obtained a certificate.
The registration procedures, for their part, are likely to be lengthened and complicated. This is why it makes more sense to go through a professional to take care of your registration request for you during this period.
Buy your vehicle online: saving time, money and peace of mind
The digitalization of the purchasing journey has become the major challenge of this new mode of acquisition: it is about finding the right vehicle, making the process as easy as possible for the future buyer while saving him precious time. Car buyers start their search with three to four brands in mind. Their entire purchasing journey lasts between 12 to 24 weeks *.
During his journey, the buyer can carry out almost all the stages of his project online, wherever he is, without going to a dealership or to a private individual. He chooses the most favorable moment for him and thus limits the constraints.
Another advantage, the buyer has the possibility of discovering his future car on dedicated platforms, online, thanks to exterior and interior 360 ° visuals and a detailed state of the vehicle. He also saves time by searching by criteria: total amount or monthly budget (LOA), mileage, year, make and model … which allows him to quickly visualize the vehicles that really correspond to his needs.
During this reconfinement, new standards are put in place. In addition to respecting barrier gestures (wearing a mask, no contact during delivery, etc.), the cleaning and disinfection instructions for vehicles and accessories (keys, etc.) have been stepped up in order to guarantee your safety. Complying with the regulations in force allows you to buy a vehicle while keeping the peace of mind.
The services offered by some platforms are all the more interesting because they make you a strong promise: to save up to 25 hours of time and 15% of the purchase price on your vehicle. A commitment that seems to be kept since the tricolor start-up claims 2 million visitors per month and a customer satisfaction rate of 94%.
* Source: study in partnership between the Gfk institute and Facebook, carried out in France, Germany and the United Kingdom in July 2017.