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Selling cars remotely? New CarGurus feature lets you highlight your contactless services

Posted by Sarah Pekala on April 15, 2020

As of October 2021, “Contactless services” as a filter is being phased out, and “Home Delivery” will be included in the new “How to shop” SRP filter and on VDPs.

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping our daily lives and we continue to be impressed by the creative ways our dealer partners are evolving their businesses in this new environment. Now, more than ever, our Engineering and Product teams at CarGurus are working hard to develop products to support dealers and continue connecting them with buyers.

Starting this week, CarGurus customers can highlight any contactless services that their dealership is offering directly on CarGurus. Buyers can filter their search results based on five contactless services:

  • Social distancing dealership appointments: Buyers can practice safe social distancing by signing up for a private dealership appointment
  • Virtual appointments: Schedule a virtual meeting with buyers to give them a virtual walk-around the vehicle they’re interested in
  • Free test drive at home: If the buyer is within a 25 mile radius, you can bring the vehicle to their home for a safe, solo test drive
  • Contactless purchase: Buyers can either pay for or finance a vehicle remotely, by phone or email, and any paperwork will be delivered to them
  • Free home drop-off: If a buyer is ready to buy, they’ll receive the paperwork and vehicle delivered to their home free of charge, within a 25 mile radius

Contactless services are also highlighted on the vehicle details page, so buyers can see the options you’re offering on the vehicles they’re interested in.

Sign up now for contactless services or read the press release to learn more.

Topics: CarGurus news, covid-19, product updates