Buying a car online can be like pulling teeth. It isn’t easy jumping back-and-forth between websites to compare deals. And some of the most popular platforms like Craigslist and eBay are rife with fraud and scams.
To find the best price on the web, you’d need a way to compare rates on different websites, access reviews, get a few quotes and trade-in values, and much more. Well, we found one website that offers all of the above and more for online car shoppers and sellers alike.
But how do you buy or sell a car online without getting ripped off or scammed? We’ll tell you what to look out for, and you can also click or tap here to learn how to avoid scams on marketplaces like eBay. Read on to see how to tell if a seller can be trusted, and learn why this new platform might be the last car website you ever visit.
AutoTempest brings deals to you from around the web
AutoTempest is a website that specializes in aggregating the best auto deals from around the web into one place. Just how Facebook and Twitter compile news from various sources to read in your feed, AutoTempest lets you easily search across multiple sales platforms without click off the page.
You can search by any make, model and year, as well as post your car for sale and get quotes on trade-ins. The website’s search function pulls deals from all the major used car websites, including cars.com, Autotrader and Carvana. It even pulls eBay and Craigslist entries that fit the parameters of your search.
One of the most useful features on Autotempest is the ability to search through car reviews. When you’re buying online, reviews are your most important resource. Tap or click here to learn how to spot the difference between real reviews and fake ones. Thankfully, Autotempest offers verified reviews, so click or tap here to visit AutoTempest.com and find the car you’ve been dreaming of.
Bonus: Staying safe when buying online
Since AutoTempest still pulls some content from private sellers and marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist, it’s important to have some knowledge about avoiding scams and crooks when shopping.
Prices that seem too good to be true probably are, and sellers who pressure you to act in a limited time frame probably have an agenda to hide. Always check reviews of the seller to see if other buyers have complaints about legitimacy.
Most importantly, beware of anyone who only accepts gift cards as payment. This is a major red flag for fraud because gift cards act as a form of untraceable cash with no recourse. To learn more about avoiding scams when shopping for cars, click or tap here to visit our guide on spotting auto sales scams.