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Make Car Buying Simple: Shop From Pretty Much Anywhere


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Last week my newest car's odometer ticked past the 75k milestone. I simply cannot believe how the time, or miles, have flown by! This really got me thinking about my previous car buying experience, and how stressful the process had been. Unfortunately, due to an accident where I was in no way at fault, my car buying journey was entirely unplanned, and I was in no way prepared for it. To complicate the usual barriers in car shopping (haggling, deciding on make and model, financing, etc) I had an additional hurdle to climb; I had no car to shop for my new car in- as my previous car was totaled. This meant I was often left making blind phone calls and stopping into random dealers whenever I was lucky enough to bum a ride. I felt completely 'thrown to the wolves' and entirely in the dark the entire way.

Regardless of your unique situation the process of car buying, certainly car shopping, should be fun and transparent. Purchasing a new car is a big decision, which causes stress in itself- and, for most people, it's a long term decision that will impact their lives every single day. I often describe my own car as my 'rolling sanctuary' or 'home away from home' because I spent so much time in it, and I rely on it to get me to most of life's worthwhile events. It's our family's gateway to new adventures, reconnecting with family, and opportunities yet to be discovered. It's hard to believe there was a time during my most recent car buying journey I actually found myself in tears talking about giving up on the process all together. That's no way to feel when shopping for a new car!
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Thankfully there's a new platform for online car shopping that launched this week, PushAuto. I had a chance to play around with it this week and I've actually started dreaming of CAR #2 as a result. Yea, it's good enough to turn my thoughts around, and make car buying fun again. Best of all, PushAuto is entirely FREE to use and can be used on any device with an active internet connection- no app download necessary. I will note, however, that you will want to sign up for an account (don't worry it's painless and quick) to unlock the more in depth services of this unique online car buying aide.
Personally, I prefer the mobile interface for PushAuto- the simpler things are, the more I find myself drawn to tinkering with them. The mobile interface for PushAuto easily guides you from step 1-4 of their simplified car buying experience. Use PushAuto to browse better prices and rates between multiple dealers and lenders with the push of a single button. Not sure if the prices are fair or competitive? You'll have access to the prices paid by others for the same car, and even an estimate for annual cost of ownership. There are no hidden surprises- and no ambiguous prices. You'll cut the haggling process out with real lowest price offers, and often get a response from dealers or lenders in 24 hours.
Of course there are a lot of ways to shop for cars online- I feel like I've tried them all. One of the things I especially love about the PushAuto interface is how easy it is to find not just a make and model, but a car that has exactly what I need. If I'm shopping with a budget in mind there are many options within the vehicles I'm considering to fit my unique needs, since PuchAuto is working with so many local lenders and dealers near me.

A lot of time, when I was shopping by myself for a car last year, I'd see dealers would have their own financing options but I could not get an ideal of my approval value, or apply, without going directly to the dealer itself. This wasn't very practical since I didn't have a car to go out to multiple dealers- With PushAuto I can browse and shop for a new car from anywhere, while I apply for lending options. This truly helps summarize the car buying experience into one neat time-saving package.
In about an hour of playing around, poolside, with PushAuto I'd found several makes and models I'd been desperately looking for on my previous car buying hunt. I was put in touch with several local dealers, and even provided a picture of my financing options- which would really cut down on time spent signing papers later. Car buying may not be a flash decision choice, but PushAuto definitely helps me process my options much clearer so I can spend more time deciding between a handful of cars that would be great for me, rather than sorting through lot after lot of question marks.
It can feel your life is on hold when you don't have a vehicle, or are in need of a more reliable vehicle- but car buying should be simple and fun. There are enough main events in life to plan and look forward towards without having to turn the process of car buying into one. What's that phrase Momma always told me? Oh, yeah, "Time is money"- but, more importantly, my free time should be spent living life to the fullest and having fun. I've got too many places to see and things to do to let car buying drag me down!ooh.li/be3b8a8
I feel like I've bought more than my share of vehicles for the 30 something years I've been alive so far- really, so many I consider myself an expert. Choosing the right make and model car for you can seem like a daunting task- once you've finally found the car that works for you don't let finding the right financing and actually locating the car pull you down. Enjoy the simple way to shop for cars with the new PushAuto online car buying platform. And since it's brand spanking new to the U.S. you'll be one of the first of your friends and family to know all about this little car buying secret, too! Now, tell me, car buying- love it, or hate it? What part of the car buying process do you wish was easier?



21 comments:

  1. PushAuto sounds amazing! I love it when we finally get a new car, but I hate the process. This makes thing so much better.

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  2. That is so awesome! We never buy a car without doing our due diligence, so I love that we have another tool to use.

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  3. My hubby is going to all over this app. He LOVES to look for cars. Even when we don't need one he is always looking at cars. I will have to tell him about this app. I KNOW hubby will love it!

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  4. Ugg, I hate car shopping. Thanks for the tips, because I'm going to be looking for a new car soon.

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  5. I always dread car shopping, it takes way too much time when trying to find the best deal. I will definitely check this out when the time comes for another car.

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  6. Car buying has always been a hassle with having 3 kids in tow. PushAuto sounds like it would really cut down on the amount of time and annoyances considerably.

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  7. Your sun shade is too funny! Love it! I just got a car last year and bought it used. This would have been helpful for me!

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  8. We are looking at replacing our van this Fall. I will definitely checkout PushAuto. It sounds like it would make the experience easier.

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  9. Oh, I need to share this with my hubby! We're on the market for a new car and he would appreciate how easy this is!

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  10. I wish I had known we about PushAuto last fall. I had the hardest time while shopping for a new car.

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  11. We had to buy a new car a few years ago. It was so stressful. This is so easy! I wish we had this app then!

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  12. I do not look forward to buying new cars. I am a stern haggler and like to get my purchases down to the right price before commitment.

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  13. These are some great tips. It can be hard dealing with finding a new car. I think this app would be a lot helpful.

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  14. I literally cannot stand car buying. This sounds like it will make the process much easier.

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  15. I have done SOME portions of car shopping online. Like Carfax or KElly blue book. But the WHOLE thing...it's so great to see how you experienced the whole process on PushAuto

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  16. You know I've never really done car shopping online but this is pretty sweet! Anything to make car buying easier is good in my book. - Sarah, Must Have Mom

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  17. Buying a car normally is a daunting experience. I feel like dealerships drag it out as long as possible just so I'll be so thrilled to go home that I'll spend more money. Definitely need to take the experience digital next time.

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  19. Wow, things are really much easier nowadays.. shopping for a car anytime anywhere is posh.

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  20. PushAuto sounds like an amazing service. Being able to shop online and apply for financing at the same time is great.

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  21. Buying a car can be so incredibly hard! I love that this takes the fuss out of it. Anything to make purchasing a car easier is ok by me!

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