Tred – Test Drive a Car Delivered To Your Doorstep + Enter To Win $50 Amazon Card & Free Gas for a Year!

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Tred Cars Seattle

If you are thinking about buying a new car, you will want to know about this new service, recently launched in the Seattle / Puget Sound area. Its called Tred, and they bring cars directly to your front door to test drive and will even take care of the price negotiation for you so you can avoid the back and forth of price negotiations at a dealership – if you dislike that part of car buying as much as I do!

Here are some of the highlights of the services Tred offers:

  1. Never have to visit a dealership again for a test-drive. You can do a test-drive on your own terms and turf. 
  2. Tred will bring you two competing brands delivered to your home for a test drive (Toyota vs. Honda? No problem)(up to 4 cars delivered to your home). 
  3. No haggling with sales over pricing because Tred removes pricing negotiations and cuts purchasing time in half, all while guaranteeing rock bottom pricing.
  4. Tred is dealer and brand independent. They are all about meeting the buyer’s needs vs. any dealership or brand. Every car is delivered by a non-commissioned Tred Auto Expert who is there to service you, not sell you. Tred Auto Experts can answer any question, about any car. They have partnered with the dealers to deliver the cars, but they are completely agnostic to any dealer or brand.
  5. Hassle Free. Dealerships will not follow up or pursue you if you don’t buy or like the car (and neither will Tred – your choice, thats it!).

Here is a short video explaining more about how Tred works:

Tred: How it works. from on Vimeo.

There is a cost associated with the service, but it sounds more than fair, based on the time and headache savings you will get from the service. It is $19 per car delivered (and there is a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with service). Tred is currently offering this service to those who have a King County address. They plan to expand soon, so if you are interested and live in another area, you sign up on the Tred waiting list here, to let them know about your interest. Plus check out the Tred FAQ page for many more details on how the service works.

In addition to the Tred website, you can keep up to date, or connect with Tred on Facebook, and Twitter.

Tred has recently kicked off a contest to win free gas for a year too! Thats $1200 in FREE gas. All you have to do is to participate by sharing a photo with their hashtags. More details on the free gas giveaway here.

Recent media mentions of Treds car delivery service in the Seattle area includes:

The Seattle TimesSeattle startup Tred delivers car test drives

All Things Digital – Tred Brings Home Test Drives to Car Shopping , With Backing From Investors 

And now the details for how to enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card…

Giveaway – $50 Amazon Gift Card

In addition to the Free Gas for a Year giveaway we mentioned above, Tred wants to give one Thrifty NW Mom reader a $50 Amazon Gift Card, just to say thank you for taking the time to check their website out and learn more about them!

This giveaway will end on Friday at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Comment below and let us know if you would use Tred, and why or why not?

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to Thrifty NW Mom’s free email updates (daily, weekly or monthly emails – must be verified)

3)  Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Tred Facebook page.

Disclosure: Tred has sponsored this giveaway. Tred is also providing the Amazon gift card that will be given to  a Thrifty NW Mom winner randomly chosen.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. I would definetly use Tred if I were in the market for a new car. I HATE being under pressure from a salesman!

  2. Yes, I would use Tred. I like that they negotiate a good price for their customers.

  3. I might try Tred because it would be convenient to have a car brought to me to test drive.

  4. This is an awesome thing they have going …… us moms are busy and this is way more convienent and more time sensitive to our needs!

  5. This is a great idea! I hate going to dealerships and half the time they aren’t all that knowledgeable about their vehicles. Hope they come to Portland!

  6. Yes I would use Tred. We bought a new car a little over a year ago and it took a lot of time going to all the different dealerships to test drive cars.

  7. We are thinking about retiring our (very) old car, and I would definitely look into Tred for a new car. I think we’ll probably go with a used car this time, but I will still look at what they offer.

  8. I have never heard of the Tred service , so no I have never used it. Sounds like a great idea.

  9. I would use Tred because I like convenience — and don’t like going to dealership after dealership.

  10. We’re not in the market for a car, and I don’t want to increase my discontentedness with our 20 year old car, so I wouldn’t use Tred right now. Sigh, maybe someday….

  11. I’d consider it. I HATE car shopping due to the stereotypical sleazy car salespeople – even when using the Costco service last time, we had the worst salespeople! It would be worth the cost to avoid them!

  12. I would certainly use Tred if I was in the market for a new car! What an awesome service.

  13. I would use TRES if I were in the market for a new car. I hate feeling pressured when I am at a dealership.

  14. I would try Tred especially if wanting to compare similar cars of competing brands.

  15. I would use TRED, if I were in the market for a new car and wanted to know rock bottom prices.

  16. I would definitely use Tred because I like avoiding pressuring sales people as much as I can.

  17. I am actually about to start looking into buying a car soon. Can’t wait until they come out to Pierce County.

  18. Though the idea sounds nice, I like going to the source when I buy my car so can evaluate all my options. So I probably won’t use Tredegar.

  19. I would use it if I were in the market for a new vehicle. Car shopping with 3 small children is very difficult, this service would really simplify the process!

  20. I might if we have new car cash flow at some point in the future. Being able to compare multiple makes of cars without anyone trying to sell them to you sounds awesome. $80 to test out and play with 4 different cars at my own house sounds like money well spent if I were in the market for a new vehicle.

  21. Not looking for a new car just yet, but love the idea and what Tred has to offer!

  22. I would try it out–see what it’s like. I like the idea of not having to negotiate with the dealership.

  23. I would love to use tred because I would love to shop for a car without the haggling and going from dealership to dealership

  24. I would definitely use Tred if it meant not having to talk to a salesperson at a dealership!

  25. After the last experience buying a car I would definitely use a service like Tred. This especially would come in handy not having to get a babysitter to go out and look.

  26. I would probably not use it right now because I have lots of family around to help run errands. Good to know about though!!

  27. I would probably use it, since it would be easier than dragging everyone to the dealership (and easier to try out car seats)

  28. I would use Tred. I have two small kids and wouldn’t have to tote them to a dealership!

  29. I would totally use tred, I don’t like the long waits nor the haggling that goes on!

  30. Sounds like a good deal without the dreaded haggling that takes place at a dealership. I would pay BIG $ not to deal with the annoying salespeople.

  31. I’m not sure I would use Tred, because my husband likes the car buying experience (I do not) – he generally researches online before he buys and has a pretty good idea of what he wants when he goes into a dealership. He sometimes even does negotiations online before we go to the dealership. However, I do think this is a useful service for the right buyer – I could see my folks using it for a hassle free car buying experience.

  32. I don’t want to go against the grain but, I have to be honest. I highly doubt I would ever use Tred. We buy all of our cars used & my husband does all the mechanical stuff to our vehicles. But, looks like a great service that’s offered!

  33. I would use tred, the $19 fee seems very minimal compared to time and gas of driving from dealership to dealership. The no hassle after is also a bonus!

  34. I would absolutely use this. It seems like it would take a lot of hassle out of car shopping!!

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