TrueCar allows users to see the price of different cars based on actual sales from certified dealers partnered with the company. Once a user finds a car at an acceptable price, she prints a voucher that reserves the car at that price, then visits the dealer to complete the transaction.
TrueCar partners with thousands of used car dealers throughout the country to provide users with a comprehensive network of reliable and transparent car purchasing options. It uses information gathered from these dealers as well as other sources to compile a pricing and value report on hundreds of makes and models of used cars. This allows TrueCar customers to see what a car is worth and find the best offer possible.
To find a car through the site, a user chooses a specific make and model and then enters her ZIP code to see its most relevant sale and safety statistics. Information includes the average actual price consumers paid for the car, as well as average monthly payments and payment trends overtime. From this page, the user chooses to search listings at local dealers to find the price that suits her needs. After finding a listing, she reserves the vehicle at that price and prints out a voucher that serves as a claim ticket, then pays for the vehicle at the dealership.