Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One
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Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

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Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

It's hard to believe, but our son is officially 16 years old! If you checked out our last post, Handing Over the Keys, you know this means he is already officially driving. Naturally as he approached his birthday he became more and more interested in cars, so we knew it was only a matter of time before we needed to explore buying another car that he could use. We needed a helpful place to research and have our questions answered, which is where Auto Navigator® by Capital One came into play.

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

What is Auto Navigator?

Auto Navigator by Capital One is a digital find and financing site that has simplified the car buying process for us as we navigate these new waters of teenage driving. From the moment we realized we would need to purchase a new car for our son, we’ve used Auto Navigator as our trusted expert.

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

The site has made our car-buying process easier because we can browse almost 4 million cars from nearly 13,000 participating dealers, find out if we are eligible to pre-qualify for financing with no impact to our credit score, and get to see financing terms BEFORE going to the dealer. This is a huge help to us as we search for a budget- friendly car!

Capital One’s Auto Learning Center has also become a go-to resource for us as we teach him the ins and outs of owning a car. There is so much more to know beyond how “cool” a car looks!

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

Auto Navigator at the Atlanta International Auto Show

Capital One invited us to attend the Atlanta International Auto Show and while we were there, we checked out their Auto Navigator Garage. This was the perfect opportunity to look at cars with our son and compare prices among our top choices.

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

While we spent time at the Garage and explored what the rest of the show had to offer, we were able to use Auto Navigator to find cars that we were interested in. Even better, we were able to preview Auto Navigator’s new augmented reality feature to scan our preferred car and locate similar ones in the area in case we wanted to check them out in person.

Auto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital OneAuto Show Shopping Made Easy with Auto Navigator by Capital One

My favorite part of visiting the Garage was a fun, interactive experience where you were asked a series of questions designed to build your “dream car”. After answering a few questions, your dream car would pop up on the screen! My husband took the quiz as well and his dream car looks exactly like what he drives now. So accurate!

Auto Navigator has been such a useful tool as we have been looking to purchase a car for our son, and we definitely would be a little lost without it!

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  1. Wow what a cool event! I love auto shows and learning about all the new car features

  2. This looks like a great event, I wish they did something like this in the UK

  3. Auto navigator sounds a useful help to buying a first car. I have 3 kids now driving and I know how stressful it can be finding that first car.

  4. Wow super interesting … these are the things I love to read!

  5. It sounds so interesting especially the quiz where you are able to see how your dream car looks like. I am quite surprised it is so accurate! I can see you are having so much fun there.

  6. Joanna

    It sounds like a great tool to help you find the perfect car for your son. Cars can be expensive and you do need finance to buy a good one. If the checks don’t affect your credit score, even better!

  7. That is a cool event to attend. We don’t have too many things like this going on here in Iowa, I may have to travel for this one day.

  8. Thanks for sharing this post on this useful auto website, the tips and the way to do get the perfect car with ease.

  9. Lisa

    We don’t have this in Italy but it looks useful for financing a car!

  10. I wonder how my friend’s husband feels about this. He’s in the auto industry. Would be nice to share this with him and get his thoughts.

  11. Ashlee

    Auto Navigator is exactly what I need to buy my new car! I can get overwhelmed with the process to be honest~

  12. The Auto Navigator site from Capital One sounds like such a handy resource, especially as you have a new driver in the house!

  13. Wow this is something new thanks for sharing. Never been into car shows!

  14. The market has changed so much since I’ve bought a car! Sounds like an awesome tool for car buying!

  15. Becca Wilson

    This looks like it would be so very helpful. I had no idea that Capital One even did anything like this!

  16. Alexandra Cook

    I love all the things Capitol One can help me with. One of the best companies I have worked with.

  17. This is why I love technology. I HATE the car-buying process. If something can make it easy on me, I’m all over it!

  18. This looks like such a neat event. I have never been to an auto show, and I imagine it is pretty cool to learn about new technology and features.

  19. Shannon

    My husband loves going to the LA auto show! I’ll have to share your blog with him! He’d love to read it and see all the cool photos!!!

  20. Glad to stumble uppon this as I am looking for new car! <3

  21. This definitely sounds like a tool to make auto shopping easier. I would love to check it out.

  22. Amy

    I’ve heard so much about this Auto Navigator . My friends using this and introduce to me. I always wanted to have this

  23. Auto navigator is one tool of great help to find the best car for you among all the choices and also by comparing the prices. 🙂

  24. This is a really awesome way to buy a car. It’s so crazy how accurately they can just match you up with a good car for you. That’s awesome. I didn’t know things like this existed. I’ve heard of the capital navigator before but I never even paid attention to the commercials enough to know what it was lol

  25. My husband is thinking about upgrading my car so I would suggest we would use an auto navigator. It sure looks like our auto shopping easier.

  26. Looks like a fun auto show. Used to love those as a kid. Great info too, thanks!!

  27. We live in NYC, so we’ve never heard of Auto Navigator before. It sure sounds like a helpful tool when buying a car. 

  28. KeshiaRichmond

    Auto navigator sounds like a great tool to try to explore a car purchase.

  29. Subhashish Roy

    Auto navigator is such a wonderful concept and must be a great tool to simplify buying a car. Wish your son the best with his new car. Drive safe young man

  30. elizabeth keene

    Things are so different in the car market these days. There are so many tools and applications that we can use to assist us in the car buying process, it can get rather confusing as to which one is the right one to use. Thanks to you I can’t wait to buy a new car and try this out for myself

  31. What a great event! I love attending car shows at it gives you an overview of the new cars! Cool!

  32. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I wonder if Auto Navigator would be available in places other than the United States. If not, I hope they expand their reach because it does look like a worthwhile service to have when you need it.

  33. I’ve been wanting to check out an auto show! Looks like you had a great time!

  34. Kathy

    What an awesome event that must have been. Auto navigator sounds awesome! Something I certainly need to see.

  35. Elizabeth | Tiredmom Supermom

    Thats a neat little feature! Really handy for a lot of people.

  36. It’s a great way to see new models and compare them right at the spot!

  37. Heather

    Never been to an autoshow but this looks like a ton of fun! Thanks for sharing all the great pics!

  38. I’ve never heard of Auto Navigator but we are looking for a new car so I will need to check it out . Searching for a car is overwhelming

  39. Auto navigator sounds a great tool to use to buy a first car. My son will start driving soon, so I can’t wait to check it out! 

  40. Ruth I

    This is so amazing! It will take away the stress of buying the first car. I will check this out.

  41. Anne Marie

    Auto navigator would really come in handy when we start looking for a used car for our 16-year-old. He just got his permit this year.

  42. Vanessa Delia

    Yet another reason to work with Capitol One. I love their customer service most.

  43. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    That looks like it is so much fun to use. I really want to go shopping for a new vehicle.

  44. We have financed a few cars through Capitol One. I have seen a few added incentives to make buying a car easier through them.

  45. We love heading to the auto show yearly!

  46. Elizabeth O

    I would love to test that app too. I’m intrigued as to what dream car will pop up.

  47. REESA LEWANDOWSKI

    I could have used this last month when we bought our new car! Car buying is so stressful!

  48. I know that the car buying process confuses the heck out of me. I would love a website like this that could kind of spell out the process for me a bit better. I’m glad you all found a car you all liked!

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