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Home Car Buying Made Easier With Dealer Home Services on Autotrader

You may be wondering if you can buy a car from home. Autotrader has added a new dimension to the shopping experience by offering digital tools that will enable you to see vehicles in greater detail and interact with dealers in new ways to make home car buying easier than ever.

This new program is called Dealer Home Services, and it will allow you to do much of the legwork involved in buying a new or used car or truck from home. Not only can you shop inventory of dealers in your local area, but you can also take advantage of any of these three services:

  1. Video Walkarounds: By scheduling a video chat with participating dealers, you can get a virtual tour of the vehicle you’re interested in and ask any questions that come to mind.
  1. Test Drive at Home: Some dealers are offering this at-home test drive. Pick a vehicle, and the dealer will bring it to you for a test drive — with no obligation to buy.
  1. Local Home Delivery: Our online tools allow you to complete most of the deal-making process from home. Dealers now have the ability to deliver the car to you and complete the paperwork at your location. Note that there may be a distance restriction on this feature by participating dealers.

Look for either the Dealer Home Services banner on the top of Autotrader pages or the buttons that appear on vehicle display pages. If you’re looking for a way to buy a car from home, this will make that process easier. When you click the button, the dealer will be notified of your interest. You’ll also be able to filter the dealer’s inventory to show all vehicles or just those that are available for video walkarounds, at-home test drives or at-home delivery.

As digital retailing continues to evolve, count on Autotrader to offer innovative approaches, such as Dealer Home Services. This latest feature is part of our efforts to make car buying transparent, simple and convenient. Shop with confidence from your home by looking for Autotrader Home Services on participating dealer inventories and individual listings.


Our editors are here to make car buying easier. We’ve driven, reviewed and compared thousands of cars. We’ve bought and sold more than our fair share, too. And as part of the sprawling Cox Automotive group of companies, we have exclusive access to a range of valuable data and insights. Whether you’re looking for the best car, the best deal or the best buying advice, you can trust... Read More about Autotrader

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