SheCar is a licensed automobile dealership servicing the entire United States, headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Unlike other online companies and traditional dealerships, SheCar allows customers access to the pre-retail inventory and wholesale pricing calculations found only at dealer-only auctions.
It’s where dealers shop for and buy nearly 100% of the pre-owned vehicles found on their lots. And, it’s almost always where your trade-in ends up. It’s safe to say that most vehicles flow through a dealer-only auction eventually.
We charge a fee and will always save you at least $2,000 off retail, even after all taxes and fees.
SheCar is a licensed independent automotive dealer incorporated in Orlando, FL. Our corporate documents can be found here. Check out our reviews on Google and Facebook and this feature article that appeared in Forbes, and NBCNews.com.
Nearly all vehicles flow through the dealer-only auction eventually and pretty much anything you can imagine is there — from everyday family vehicles to vintage collectible cars to high-end luxury cars.
SheCar has access to all trucks and commercial vehicles, and certain recreational vehicles.
SheCar sets you up with a search criterion exclusively for you. As vehicles that fit the criteria arrive at auction your search is populated; as vehicles are sold, they are automatically removed from the search. It’s a starting point from which you can further customize every detail from price to condition, model year to roof type and nearly everything in between.
No, but often they are like-new having been driven only a few hundred miles.
When a vehicle arrives at auction a body shop technician evaluates the entire vehicle and assigns a grade, 0 – 5 which is put into the vehicle’s condition report. This report not only identifies the condition of the vehicle, but it also reports its accident history, discloses flood exposure, lemon law, or structural damages. The CR is very thorough and both the auction and SheCar guarantee the findings.
No. In the car business, the word wholesale refers to what the dealer pays for a vehicle, not the condition of that vehicle.
The auction is a marketplace where dealers, as well as rental, lease, and finance companies, buy and sell inventory throughout North America and beyond. When you take a car into a dealership for trade, most times it is sent directly to the auction, regardless of its value and condition. It’s a highly efficient way for dealers to move vehicles fast without consumers slowing down the process (and knowing the actual value of the vehicle they just traded in!)
SheCar recommends always following manufacturer’s guidelines when it comes to your vehicles service schedule, especially when a light comes on. Most cars on the road today have a light that will illuminate when it’s time for maintenance. In nearly all cases this is not cause for alarm, rather, it’s like a call from the dentist reminding you it’s time for a cleaning. However, if a Warning light comes on, drive to the nearest service center and ask for a quick diagnostic. (This should be a flat fee around $100. If they want an hourly rate, drive to the second nearest service center!)
When you receive your new SheCar, the engine, electrical, and transmission are guaranteed for 7 to 14 days. If the vehicle needs maintenance, this is generally not covered.
Yes, because SheCar will not recommend you buy anything we wouldn’t buy ourselves, so we guarantee your vehicle will run like a top or we’ll take the car back within 7 days unless it is specifically designated “as-is”, which you’ll know well in advance.
Because we believe there is no good reason for you not to know the truth about car buying.
No. It costs nothing to bid and you only pay if your bid wins or your offer is accepted by the seller.
Our goal is to save you at least $2,000 over buying retail. However more than once we have had a customer’s lender call us to verify the purchase price of a vehicle because the price fell so far below what the lender was willing to lend for that exact vehicle! In all cases, SheCar price was five digits less than what the lender was willing to lend our customers.
Once you zero-in on a vehicle, you simply email us the VIN so we can check it out thoroughly. Then we provide you with a simple spreadsheet that line-items any additional fees or taxes associated with buying that vehicle. Based on those costs we establish what your maximum bid or offer will be based on your total budget. This ensures we never go above budget during the rapid bidding process.
SheCar will do the actual bidding but you can watch it live online and be on the phone with us if you’re available.
Sometimes. There are three ways to buy a car: 1) By bidding during a live auction, 2) By making an offer to the seller in advance of the auction, or 3) With a “buy it now” price that is stipulated by the seller. The situation varies by the vehicle and we discuss the best option for you.
No, you’re better off selling it privately for a retail price that we will help you set. Consumers get a double whammy on trade-ins; the dealer buys your car below wholesale, then sells it wholesale at the auction, where another dealer buys and sells it to another consumer retail. It’s quite a cycle!
The fees vary by the vehicle and location. Our objective is to save you at least $2,000 after fees and taxes. We’ll show you how to assess the numbers using your own tools, not just the ones we’re sharing with you. We won’t charge anything over what we save you, all-in, after taxes and fees.
Only dealers are permitted inside the auction, so we recommend test-driving on your own to make sure you will be comfortable in the make and model you select. SheCar allows you to access the online resources used to determine a vehicle’s wholesale value and detailed condition assessment.
Absolutely! The condition report that comes with the car tells us the number of owners and the calculated number of accidents. Keep in mind, however, that not all accidents are reported. In addition to disclosing existing damages, the condition report identifies previously repaired damage – it’s like looking into a crystal ball!
SheCar gives you access to inventory throughout North America. We can make arrangements to ship the car directly to you from anywhere in the country.
Depending on your location, and that of the car, the length of time varies between same-day and within 10 days.
SheCar provides a temporary tag and temporary registration so you can drive in any state the moment your vehicle arrives. If you are in Florida, we handle your tag transfers or new tag so you never have to go to the DMV. Out of state customers are overnighted a packet with the temp tag and registration, along with all the required paperwork for their home state.
Most SheCar vehicles come with a 14-day guarantee on the engine, electrical, and transmission. You will know well in advance if the vehicle you’re considering doesn’t qualify. Most do.
Once you sign the bid grid, you are committing to the purchase for the specified price.
No. Usually, people find their own bank or credit union will offer the best rates. Unlike traditional dealerships, we do not make money on the financing. We want you to get the best deal for you.
Once the sale is complete, we will provide you with wire transfer or deposit instructions.