The fast-paced, saturated online marketplace leaves car lovers with no shortage of places to window shop for cars.

But all too often, this market jerks buyers around. They waste time driving around to look at badly-maintained vehicles. Thankfully, with today’s wealth of technology, buyers can go to their car dealers armed with plenty of information about the vehicles.

When you look for a car, look for a dealer that gives you a “virtual test-drive”. This is shorthand for a thorough info page with plenty of pictures of the interior and exterior of the vehicle.

Once you’ve found a dealer like this, you can ignore all those vague posts online that only have one or two photos of the car. You can also take care to avoid any dealership that only offers a few photos of the car, too.

With today’s technological advances, there’s no reason not to find great dealers who let you thoroughly inspect the car you want online. Any high-quality used car dealer will make sure that you can look through several photos to check the interior and exterior of the car you want.

In addition to photos, your virtual test drive should also include plenty of information on the car. Make sure your dealer uses Internet Market Value Pricing, so you know you’re getting the best deal within 250 miles of you. And make sure a CARFAX or AUTOCHECK history report is included with your car, too.


Before you take the time out of your day to go to a dealership and test out a car, look for a dealership that’s worth your time. When you’re shopping online, look for in-depth, high-quality photographs of both the exterior and interior of the vehicle. So whether you’re in line at the grocery store, or hanging out at home on your couch, you can take a virtual test drive of the car you want, and see if it’s for you.

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