Shopping for Your Dream Car on

Shopping for your dream car should be fun, right?

At the very least, it shouldn’t involve frustrating hours spent going to dealerships and talking to eager salespeople. As I’m sure you’ll agree, most customers arrive on a car lot and immediately feel like a kid in a candy store. It’s this initial wonder and excitement that makes car shopping fun – and that’s exactly what is bringing to online car shoppers.

A Shift in Gear

A few customer-savvy dealerships are recognizing that car shoppers want a pleasant experience from start to finish. As a result, dealerships like DriveTime are moving their inventories, promotions and even their financing process online to make it easier (and a lot more fun) to choose your dream car. Who benefits from this shift? You do, of course!

Online Car Shopping Gains Ground

Though online shopping isn’t a new phenomenon, shopping for cars online is quickly becoming preferred by customers around the country. Why, you ask? For one, the dealership doesn’t have to be open for you to browse the inventory. It could be Christmas morning or 3am and, thanks to, you can shop for your dream car in your pajamas. As a bonus, there’s no need to talk to anyone unless you have more questions. Say goodbye to the awkward conversation you must have with the salesperson once you’ve determined they don’t have the right vehicle for you. Comparison shopping is as easy as a click of the mouse. Takes Approvals Online

At this point I bet you’re asking, “What about all that lengthy paperwork and the financial details?” Even the tedious part of car shopping is getting easier as dealerships respond to the popularity of online shopping. Recently, rolled out an instant, online approval process that takes less than two minutes to complete – even for those “hunt and peck” typists. Here’s how the 4 step process works:

  • Personal Information – When visiting, the first information you’ll need to input is simply your first and last name, phone number and zip code.
  • Credit Details – This secured section prompts you to enter your address, email, and monthly income. Additionally, your social security number and date of birth is needed to obtain an approval decision.
  • Approval Status – Seconds after entering your information, your approval status is shown. Through this online system, you automatically receive a loan approval ID and the amount you’re approved to borrow towards the purchase of a vehicle. Now, you can print out your approval certificate and head to the nearest DriveTime dealership, or start browsing for cars online!
  • View Vehicles – Once you receive your approval status,’s platform makes it simple to immediately view qualified vehicles, schedule a dealership visit and search all vehicles in your area.

Online Car Shopping is the Future’s online approval process is one more way the company continues to anticipate the needs of customers. This convenient, instant service streamlines the approval process and allows customers to spend minutes – not days – searching for their dream car. When is the last time you dared to dream about your next vehicle? With’s vast online inventory of over 8,000 vehicles and instant approval process, you can stop dreaming and start doing.


  1. Sandra C   •  

    I have been buying cars for many many years. The experience I had with Jason and Carlton at the Arlington, TX location was the best buying experience I have ever had. Thanks guys!

    • DriveTime   •  

      Glad you had a wonderful experience with our team in Arlington! Thanks for your patronage and please let us know if we can do anything else for you.

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