Standing Eight Stories Tall and Holding 30 Cars, Online Auto Retailer

Unveils its Next Car Vending Machine in Alamo City


a leading eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced today the

opening of another one of its proprietary automated Car Vending Machines

in San Antonio, Texas. Only the fourth of its kind in the country,

Carvana’s San Antonio Car Vending Machine introduces an exciting and

unique pick-up experience for customers purchasing a car from the

company online. This launch marks the third signature Car Vending

Machine in Texas, joining Austin and Houston.

Standing eight stories tall, the glass tower matches its Houston

counterpart in size. The San Antonio Car Vending Machine contains four

delivery bays and holds up to 30 cars. Vehicles that have been purchased

from the company’s website are loaded into the tower in advance of the

customer’s pick up date. Carvana customer advocates are available

on-site for support and to help facilitate a personalized and memorable

pick-up experience.

“We’ve been offering our free delivery services in the San Antonio

market for almost a year and a half now, and reception to the Carvana

car buying experience has been great. We are always looking for the next

city to offer our Car Vending Machine pickup experience to, and with the

high adoption rate of the new way to buy a car in San Antonio, it made

sense to offer the unique pickup experience here next,” said Ernie

Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “We can’t wait to deepen our ties

within the San Antonio community through this launch and make customers’

experiences even more memorable.”

By visiting

on a mobile phone, tablet or computer, customers can search through

Carvana’s online inventory of more than 8,000 vehicles, and buy and

finance a car online in as little as ten minutes. Once the purchase is

complete, customers living within 100 miles of the San Antonio

metropolitan area can choose to receive as-soon-as next-day delivery

service, or opt to pick up their vehicle from one of Carvana’s Car

Vending Machines.

Upon arrival at the Car Vending Machine, customers receive an oversized

Carvana coin to drop into the coin slot, which activates the vending

process. The purchased car is retrieved from the tower and is

robotically moved into the delivery bay on an automated track where the

customer then takes possession. Customers have seven days to test own

the car to ensure it meets all expectations. Within that timeframe, if

customers are not completely satisfied, they can return the car for

whatever reason for a refund.

The San Antonio Car Vending Machine is conveniently located at 5435 N

Loop 1604 W. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9am to

7pm CST. Vehicle pickup at any of Carvana’s Car Vending Machines is free

for all Carvana customers. For customers that live outside of the San

Antonio local delivery zone who still want to pick up their car at the

Vending Machine, Carvana will subsidize $200 in airfare and arrange

white glove transportation from the San Antonio airport.

To learn more about Carvana and its coin-operated Car Vending Machines,

About Carvana

Founded in 2012 and based in Phoenix, Ariz., Carvana’s mission is to

change the way people buy cars. By removing the traditional dealership

infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer

service, Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online

automotive retail platform, with a fully transactional website that

enables consumers to quickly and easily buy a car online, including

finding their preferred vehicle, qualifying for financing, completing

the purchase and loan with signed contracts, and arranging delivery or

pickup of the vehicle from one of Carvana’s proprietary automated Car

Vending Machines.

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Alison Deffner