Research show Aussies are still looking to buy

Don’t write-off the car market just yet.. Toilet paper isn’t the only thing Aussies are looking to buy right now.

Don’t write-off the car market just yet..

Toilet paper isn’t the only thing Aussies are looking to buy right now, with cars still on the shopping list. That’s the findings of research conducted this week at carsales.com.au.

Over 1600 respondents to the survey showed Aussies are still looking to put a new car in their driveway with 19% of respondents planning to buy now, and 50% planning to buy within the next month.

When asked about buying in the current COVID-19 climate, 51% of responses referenced no concerns.

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carsales has prepared a list of recommendations for car dealers to help adapt in this challenging period, and enhance the buying and selling experience.

1. Hygiene

Make customers aware of the steps your business is taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more or check out the VACC's guide for dealers

2. Utilise RedBook Inspect to avoid face-to-face contact

With current travel restrictions in place and enhanced social distancing in local and wider areas, utilise inspection services like RedBook Inspect.

Read more here

3. Test driving

Consider taking vehicles to consumer homes or offices for test drives and consider absenting yourself or sitting in the back seat during the drive. 

Read more or check out the VACC's guide for dealers