GM Expands Shop-Click-Drive Online Car Shopping Program
General Motors is rolling out its Shop-Click-Drive tool to its dealerships nationwide, the automaker announced Wednesday. The service allows buyers to complete the entire car purchasing process online, from selecting options to scheduling a home delivery. GM began a pilot program earlier this year but is now ready to offer the service to all 4,300 GM dealerships across the U.S. The online car shopping service is available for Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, and Buick vehicles. Car buyers can now go to their participating GM dealer's website, click on a vehicle, and use a payment calculator to create a deal. Customers can select from available incentives, apply for financing, and receive estimated values for trade-ins. Once the buyer has selected options, he or she can schedule for a pick-up at the dealership or arrange to have the new car delivered to a destination of choice. Around 1,000 cars have been sold through GM's Shop-Click-Drive program so far. GM insists that the service is not intended to replace dealers, but rather to enhance the buying experience. "We want to make it easier and simpler for dealers to connect with customers who are looking to combine the convenience of online shopping with the personal service of a neighborhood dealership,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales for GM. The new service is available 24 hours a day every day, according to GM. Check out GM's Shop-Click-Drive website for more information. Source: General Motors
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