5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool

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Purchase your next vehicle from Driver’s Way. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In the market for a new car, but have no time to go to a dealership to find one? I have the 411 on a really handy service that is easy to use, stress-free and will also save you hours at a dealership—the Fast Lane Purchase tool by Driver’s Way. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how and why you should use it during your next car purchase.

Step 1: Configure a No-Obligation Monthly Finance Payment That Fits Your Budget

One of the biggest lessons we learn as adults is how to budget our money. When searching for a new vehicle, we want to purchase something we like that also stays in the confines of our monthly budget. But… math. I don’t know about you, but it was never my best subject in school. Don’t even get me started on the “new” math my daughter is bringing home each day. Parents, you hear me!


Luckily, Driver’s Way makes it easy. All you have to do is follow this link, insert some numbers and voilà! All of those tricky calculations are done for you. Now that’s the type of math I like.

Step 2: Estimate the Value of Your Trade with Kelly Blue Book

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Driver’s Way in Pelham, AL. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Do you have a vehicle you’d like to trade in? Driver’s Way would love to buy it from you.  

To figure out what your vehicle is worth, Kelly Blue Book is a helpful solution. Just answer some basic questions about your vehicle, and in a few short moments, you’ll find out the value of your trade, all from the comfort of your own home.


Step 3: Apply for Financing

If you are able to buy a car outright, more power to ya! But if you are wanting to finance a vehicle, Driver’s Way makes the process easy as one-two-three.

All you need to do is click here to find the online finance application. Fill out a few basic questions (name, household income, etc.), and tap submit. Driver’s Way will process your application and get back to you (via email, phone, or however you prefer) in a jiffy with the results. Results are typically available within an hour. I suggest catching up on all the latest in Birmingham with a visit to Bham Now’s website or social media pages.

Step 4: Schedule a Test Drive

Now comes the exciting step when using the Fast Lane Purchase tool—choosing a car you like and scheduling a test drive.


Driver’s Way offers a huge inventory of pre-owned vehicles to choose from. The best part—you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Sure, you can shop for cars on most dealership websites. But have you noticed the price and many other important vehicle details are typically missing? Often times, the website instructs you to call for more information. Seriously? Who has time for that? As a full-time worker for Bham Now and a parent, I sure don’t.

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Take that new car for a spin! Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The main goal of Driver’s Way is to make the car shopping experience simple and stress free. So when you view their online inventory, all information—including the price—is laid out for you. No need to call to find out what you want to know.

As Doug Anderson, general manager of Driver’s Way always says, “We are an up-front, no-haggle, no gimmick or games company.” And it’s true.


Here are the steps:

  1. Visit Driver’s Way’s Inventory.
  2. Find a vehicle you’d like to learn about and select “more info.”
  3. Access the Fast Lane Purchase tool located on the right side of the screen.

The tool will take you through all the necessary steps. It’s that easy!

Check out that interior. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Once you have browsed Driver’s Way’s inventory and have found that special car, your next step is to schedule a test drive. And check this out. You don’t have to worry about the awkwardness of going on a test drive with a salesperson you don’t know. Instead, Driver’s Way will toss you the keys and let you take that car you have your eye on for a solo spin around town. Vroom!


Step 5: View Your Vehicle Protection Options

The last step the Fast Lane Purchase tool will guide you through is vehicle protection options you can add on to your purchase agreement.

These are some to consider:

  • Extended Service Plan
  • GAP Insurance (Asset Protection)
  • Key Replacement

As someone who has endured a shattered key fob (oops!) and several hundred bucks spent to replace it, this is a protection plan I truly support!


Confirm, Sign, Smile

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You’ll smile big when Driver’s Way hands over the keys to your new ride. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Once you’ve completed the previous five steps, it’s time to venture over to Driver’s Way. But don’t worry, you can still keep your day plans because Driver’s Way will only take a few minutes of your time. Don’t forget, you’ve already saved so much time shopping for your vehicle online.

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Driver’s Way in Pelham, AL. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

When you arrive at Driver’s Way, all of your paperwork and soon-to-be car will be waiting for you when you get there. All you’ll have to do is confirm the deal, sign the paperwork and smile big as you drive away in your new car.

Simple. Stress free. Big smiles. Sounds like the perfect car shopping experience to me. Now it’s your turn. Get in the fast lane and take advantage of Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool now.


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