Tips for Buying a Car During the Lockdown

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Thinking of buying a car during the COVID-19 lockdown? Worried you might break the 1.5-metre rule?

Here are some tips on how you can buy a car without leaving your house.


While the world is experiencing the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions continue to be put in place, it is a fact that when our car comes to an end, we need another one to sustain a level of realism. Some need to get to and from work, others have children that need to get to school and some simply just want a new car – that’s okay too.

With the current government restrictions of keeping a safe distance of 1.5 metres from another person, you may be thinking there is no way of getting a new car after that one you have has just blown its engine or the heater isn’t working as winter sets in. The good news is that you can still get yourself into a new car without having to leave your house.

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Get in touch with online lenders

Firstly, know you can get yourself finance (if need), it is important that before you go looking for a car to know how much you can borrow, or you at least know your budget.

How am I going to get in touch with a lender or your bank to get finance? you ask. We are in the 21st century and what a technologically enabled century it is. Many online brokers do this hard work for you – OnlineLoans and Positive Group are trusted online brokers that can search for lenders suitable to your unique application and provide a pre-approval for you within approximately 10 minutes.

Dealerships and Vehicle Sourcing

Now, you still haven’t left your house? Great.

Once you have your pre-approval it is time to have a look at what car you want to get. You want to know that when you first sit in that drivers’ seat, you sink in and feel like your sitting in a pot of gold. During the lockdown, dealerships are still operating their normal hours to serve customers just like you, all while following the 1.5-metre social distancing rule.

Alternatively, you can use a vehicle sourcing service to find, buy, and deliver the car to your doorstep. With your request for your ideal car, they will contact dealerships and find the car for you. They even manage to save you money on the purchase price after bargaining with the dealership – the best part about this is you save money and you don’t have to do the bargaining.


Getting a new vehicle during the COVID-19 crisis can be challenging, but you can successfully finance and purchase your new set of wheels with help from car financing experts. Get in touch with us today!

Call 1300 722 210 or fill out the Loan Pre-Approval form.

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