How to Search for a New Car Online at CarsDirect

The internet has revolutionized how people shop. Everything from clothing to groceries can be bought online. It only makes sense that the internet would also dramatically change the way people shop for cars.

CarsDirect is a website that allows you to browse through a huge selection of new cars that are at dealerships in your area. There are a number of different parameters you can use to search for a car, and learning to use the site effectively is a straightforward process.

Step 1: Navigate to the CarsDirect website. Visit the CarsDirect website.

You can either type in the website name directly, or use a search engine and type in “Cars Direct” to get to the site’s main page.

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Image: CarsDirect

Step 2: Navigate to the “New Cars” section on the CarsDirect website. Once you find yourself on the home page, click on the tab in the navigation bar that is labelled “New Cars”.

It is located in the top left corner of the page. Clicking this tab will bring you to a new page.

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Image: CarsDirect

Step 3: Select the make of car that you want to search for. Once you reach the page where every available make of car is listed, click on the make of vehicle that you are looking for.

This will allow you to view all of the available models of that make. If you are looking at cars from multiple vehicle makes to compare them, you can simply hit the “back” button on your browser to select a different make and then continue through the following steps normally.

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Image: CarsDirect

Step 4: Choose the model of car that you are looking to purchase. Browse the search results and click on the vehicle make you’re looking to purchase.

At this point, you may have to enter your zip code into the box in the upper right corner. In many cases, the site will detect your location and enter the zip code automatically, but it can be manually entered if this does not occur in your case.

On this page, the starting price for this vehicle in your area will be listed

Step 5: Select the exact model that you want to buy. New cars are usually available in a number of different trims, so you must choose the desired trim level.

Each trim level will also have its base price listed next to it.

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Image: CarsDirect

Step 6: Get an accurate quote for your new car. The final step is to review the costs of the car your wish to buy.

This screen allows you to choose different options available to this make, model, and trim level.

By hitting the “get your price” button, you will go to a screen where you can enter your name and contact information to get sent an accurate estimate for the price of the exact car you want.

CarsDirect is a great resource for someone looking to buy a new car, and proper research is crucial to getting a good deal when you do ultimately purchase a vehicle. This tool can be used to compare different cars as well. You can see if the prices are higher or lower in your area and compare the prices of alternative trim levels. It can make the stressful process of buying a new can simple and straightforward. Before you buy, make sure you have a pre-purchase car inspection performed by one of YourMechanic’s expert mechanics.


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