By on August 10, 2020

With large hunks of the nation still under varying degrees of pandemic-related restrictions and accompanying panic, auto dealerships haven’t been awash with customers. Many that did reopen have been forced to follow distancing guidelines, frequently limiting the number of people allowed on the premises. Hoping to avoid closing permanently and relinquishing ownership to the bank, they’ve come up with some interesting solutions to keep their clientele interested.

Virtual test drives aren’t exactly new, but they have become an increasingly popular avenue for dealerships hoping to drum up business in 2020. While we’ve seen salespeople giving tours of new product as they hit the lot for years, on-board video is typically reserved for independent review purposes. That’s largely because nobody really expects a fair assessment from the person selling the vehicle. However, with in-person test drives becoming quite difficult, showrooms want to exercise every option they have to draw in customers. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • RangerM: @Luke42 Tesla chargers won’t be exclusive to Tesla cars in the near future. You may find the chargers...
  • Luke42: “If someone is already there, you’re waiting for their charge to finish. More, if they walked away to...
  • Luke42: “We’ll see what that range dwindles to when you actually need to use it as a truck. Stopping every 100...
  • theflyersfan: Of the three new extended length episodes, this one felt the most like old Top Gear. I really enjoyed...
  • SCE to AUX: Eeks. I can’t imagine living with a few hundred gallons of gas near my garage – not to...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber