What is Carflock? Carflock is an online collaboration app for in-market auto shoppers. We match similar buyers together and let them negotiate with dealers in their local markets.
Am I buying a car from Carflock or from a car dealership? Carflock brings buyers and dealers together online and does not actually sell any vehicles. You are buying from franchised car dealerships and get all the same benefits as their customers who buy in person.
Can I only purchase new vehicles on Carflock? Carflock currently focuses on purchase or lease of new vehicles. However, once buyers join a flock they may always discuss used car options with dealers.
Do you share my contact information with dealers? Carflock shares your contact information only if you accept a dealer's offer at the end of negotiations. This allows the dealer to schedule an appointment with you to complete the sale.
What if I would like to take a test drive before I buy? Carflock expects most buyers who join a flock to be ready to buy and have thus already taken a test drive if they want to. However, since buyers are put in direct contact with dealerships, it will be easy to schedule a test drive with them.
What if I have a trade-in? If you have a trade-in that you want dealers to consider, you may indicate so during the sign up process. After a dealer is assigned to your flock, you may discuss it with them. Additionally, your Carflock Shepherd can also provide you with helpful tips and trade-in alternatives to consider.
What if I need financing? If you are interested in financing through dealers, you may indicate so during the sign up process. After a dealer is assigned to your flock, you may discuss it with them. Flocks should consider financing together. Like price negotiation, when flocks finance together, their buying power enables them to negotiate better financing terms (e.g. lower APR). This can significantly reduce each buyers' total costs.
I'm already a good negotiator, how can Carflock help me?
All buyers gain more negotiating power simply by joining a flock. For seasoned negotiators, a flock increases their negotiating power even more, and in a way that offers more positive incentives to dealers. So everyone benefits.
But also, experienced negotiators are often great assets and a big help to their flocks. So join a flock, be yourself, and let others love you for it!