Is Test Driving Essential?

Is Test Driving Essential?

When searching for your new car, it may seem imperative to test drive before you make a decision- which is exactly what salespeople want you to think. Psychologically, you are more likely to purchase a product after physically touching, using it, or smelling that new car smell. You can avoid the sensory marketing trap a couple different ways.

1.Try out your family member’s, neighbor’s, co-worker’s or friend’s vehicle

If you know somebody who has a car similar to the one you are considering, ask to drive around the block, sit in for a ride, or borrow for the day! You will get the test driving atmosphere on your time without the persuasion.

2. Visit a motor mall on the weekend. 

You don’t need to get into the negotiation game just to test drive a few cars.  In fact, test driving can be an important part of your early research. Call or visit a local dealer mall and tell them you are a few months away from buying a car and need to drive a few to narrow your choices.  At this stage you will be asked for your driver’s license, which is fair. But phone numbers and emails aren’t necessary for test drives. A dirty little secret is that dealers don’t always lock their cars; Sunday shoppers can often sit in a few cars with nobody around. 

3. Test drive in your neighborhood

Your new car is going to spend most of its time around your house, so drive it there.  With Deliver My Ride, the deal isn’t finalized until you are comfortable. So test drive it, get a tour, and inspect the condition before signing any paperwork.  If there is something you don’t like, send it back with the driver. No questions asked.

Test drive on your time, or don’t at all! Avoid outside influences and take car buying into your own hands – visit when you are ready to purchase your next vehicle!

10 Car Brands with the Best Discounts for College Students

10 Car Brands with the Best Discounts for College Students

It’s almost that time to start packing your bags and heading back to school. Take advantage of being a recent graduate, current college or trade school student with these automaker discounts.

While some companies offer rebates, others provide discounts on purchase and/or lease transactions. U.S News has put together a list of vehicles that have the best available discounts:


$500 Discount When You Finance Through Honda Financial Services


Save $1,000 on a New or Certified Pre-Owned BMW


$500 Discount on Select Vehicles


$400 off Purchase or Lease / $900 Toward Payment of Student Loans (in Select Markets)


$500 Savings When You Finance Through Acura Financial Services


Discounts of up to $1,000 off the Price of a New Nissan


$500 Rebate When You Finance or Lease Through Toyota Financial Services


$500 Discount When Purchasing or Leasing a New VW


Special Financing Program for Recent College Graduates

“Subaru doesn’t offer any cash back with their college grad program, but what they do offer can save you more money than many other graduate programs. When you are approved to finance or lease using Subaru Motor Finance, you automatically qualify for any special lease or finance offers available.”


$1,000 Discount When You Finance or Lease Through Lexus Financial Services

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10 Car Brands with the Best Discounts for College Students

Finding the Right Car for You

According to, there are 8 steps to the car buying process: Research Vehicles and Features, Get Preapproved for a Loan, Plan Your Trade-In, Locate and Test-Drive the Car, Check Sale Price and Warranties, Review the Deal and Dealer Financing, Close the Deal, and Take Delivery.

But must it be so complex? At, the belief is that car buying should be convenient, private, and transparent. Conveniently shop for and purchase new cars 100% online, and have them delivered to your home as soon as the next day. Remain anonymous as you browse and compare hundreds of vehicles from various local dealerships. Make an educated decision based on clear pricing among several dealers with no hidden fees.

Deliver My Ride is simplifying the car buying experience and transforming the process into 4 easy steps; Research, Compare, Purchase, Relax

Step 1 – Research

As you begin the car buying process, it may be helpful to make note of vehicle features and attributes that best fit your lifestyle and interests. At Deliver My Ride, you can customize your search based on vehicle style and size, color, fuel type, drive train, seat materials and more.

Step 2 – Compare

Once you have narrowed down your search, you can sort your results based on price. If you find multiple vehicles that fit your likings, you can then compare them to find what is right for you. With no hidden fees, you can avoid negotiations and be certain you are making the best decision.

Step 3 –  Purchase or Lease

After you have compared different makes, models, prices and features, you will be ready to purchase or lease your dream car. The process can be made fully online without any interference from the dealer. If eligible for financing and/or discounts, those will be automatically deducted from your total. Purchases and leases can be cancelled up until the papers are signed at the time of delivery. All costs are transparent – no surprises, no hidden fees.

Step 4 –  Relax

Finally, sit back and relax while your vehicle is prepared and delivered right to your home or office, hassle and risk free. At the time of delivery, you are able to request a test drive with the dealer. If you are not satisfied with the vehicle, the transaction can be voided by opting out of signing the paperwork and the dealer will return the car to the lot. If you love it, simply sign and it is yours. The vehicle has 100% factory warranty so you can feel confident in finalizing your purchase.

Buying a car has never been easier. Click Here to find your new car today!

10 Car Brands with the Best Discounts for College Students

Who is in Control of Your Car Buying Process?

You! In the driver’s seat.

Route 66, the iconic American highway, created a sense of freedom for the burgeoning auto industry.  With a car, anyone could drive from Chicago to Los Angeles and anywhere in between. That kind of freedom only happens when we have control.  For over 60 years, car manufacturers and car dealers have controlled the car buying process. With Deliver My Ride, all of that as changed.

Traditionally, the dealer has held all the cards when it came to the price of a vehicle, available rebates, and available inventory. We relied on sales people to explain the features, horsepower, safety ratings and payment options. Because of that reliance, the car buyer had little control other than driving around to various dealerships to validate what the other guy said or find a better deal. In the end, did we buy a car or were we sold a car? After all, salesmen are biased in their pricing and vehicle recommendations. They want to sell you their car at their price.

Like the open road freedom that Route 66 and other highways gave our parents and grandparents, the internet and technology has opened new avenues for our generation. Everything that we could ever want to have or to know is online. We can shop on Amazon anonymously, compare multiple products, buy what we want and have it delivered to our door. This is the definition of control.

Based on an exhaustive number of surveys, the car buying experience ranks right behind public speaking and visiting a dentist. Deliver My Ride changes that by putting the car buyer in control of the entire process. Our platform allows you to compare multiple styles and brands, refine your results by desired features, and sort your search to ensure that you’re seeing the best prices, anonymously. Customize your rebates and payments with advanced calculation tools and no surprises or hidden fees. Finalize your purchase and get approved for financing online and on your time. Then have the dealer deliver to your home at a time that works best for YOU. If you don’t love it, send it back, guaranteed. 

Buy or lease on your own terms. No salesmen, no sales calls, no hassle and 100% online. With Deliver My Ride, you are in the driver’s seat and you are in control.