does the Affiliate Program work?
As a CarsDirect Affiliate, you'll place a trackable link to CarsDirect or Autos.com on your website. Any time a visitor clicks on a link, it is recorded. You'll earn a $15.00 site advertising fee if that visitor submits a lead at CarsDirect, a $7.00 site advertising fee if that visitor submits a dealer request or finance lead through CarsDirect or a $6.00 site advertising fee if that visitor submits a dealer request through Autos.com.
Autos.com is a separate website that CarsDirect owns and
operates specifically to help consumers research new vehicles and quickly
and easily be matched up with a local dealer. In order to participate
receive site advertising fees for Autos.com, Affiliates are required to
place a separate and unique Autos.com link or banner on their website.
is a valid lead?
Leads are qualified when a visitor fully completes and
submits a purchase request and commits to a refundable deposit (if applicable).
is a valid dealer request?
A dealer request is qualified when a real and unique visitor
submits a completed dealer request form with a unique working email address.
is a valid finance lead?
A finance lead is qualified when a real and unique visitor
submits a completed finance lead form with a unique and working email
does the CarsDirect Affiliate Program differ from other affiliate programs?
The CarsDirect Affiliate Program offers two methods for
customers to purchase or lease a new car. As a result, affiliates are
able to earn site advertising fees when a visitor submits either a lead
to CarsDirect or a dealer request to CarsDirect or Autos.com. Our Affiliate
Program includes the added benefit of a thirty (30) day look-back period
and monthly payouts.
it cost anything to be an Affiliate?
No. It's absolutely free to become an Affiliate and maintain
your relationship with CarsDirect.
do I earn money?
You'll earn a site advertising fee every time a visitor
enters CarsDirect or Autos.com from a link on your website and either
submits a lead, finance lead or dealer request within a thirty (30) day
Who can participate?
We encourage everyone with a website to apply to our Affiliate Program. We do ask that you review the following Guidelines For Approval to submitting your application. An approved Affiliate site will:
Please consider that these are general guidelines, and we will review each application on a case-by-case basis.
strong traffic levels
no obscene or discriminatory material
the program domestic or international?
Currently, CarsDirect only transacts business in the United States. As a result, only affiliates based in the U.S. are eligible to join the CarsDirect program.
Setting Up Links
How do I create links to CarsDirect?
We provide all the elements you need to link to CarsDirect. Once you complete your application and are accepted as a CarsDirect Affiliate, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions on creating links.