Shift End of Year Sales Event!

Shift is sale-ebrating the holidays with additional savings

For a limited time, we’re offering an extra $500 off hundreds of specially marked vehicles.

Visit one of our locations listed below to take advantage of the additional savings (in person only). Save time by coming prepared – get competitive financing at and be sure to bring proof of insurance. Sale ends 12/31/2019.

Northern California

Shift San Francisco: 40 Tanforan Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Shift Sacramento: 175 Commerce Cir, Sacramento, CA 95815

Southern California

Shift Los Angeles: 12910 Mulberry Dr, Whittier, CA 90602, USA

Shift San Diego: 3939 Market St, San Diego, CA 92102, USA

Browse our complete inventory from the comfort of your home at

Happy Holidays!

Shiftependence Day

Help us celebrate SHIFTependence this weekend by posting your #ShiftSelfie for a chance to win!

How it works: Take a selfie of your Shift car (whether you’re buying a Shift car this weekend or you’d just like to show us some love and post your Shift smile, we’d like to hear from you!) and post on your social media of choice (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter).  

Rules: Simply follow Shift, tag us, and use the hashtag #ShiftSelfie to be sure we see it. You’ll automatically be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. 

Instagram: @driveshiftcars

Twitter: @driveshift

Facebook: Shift Cars

Pro tip: Submitting on more than one social media platform will increase your chance to win, so get posting! 

No purchase necessary. Must submit entries before 7/7/2019 at 11:59pm PT. Earn 1 entry for each post on social media when you follow and tag Shift, post a selfie with your purchase or sharing your love for Shift, and use the hashtag #ShiftSelfie. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified via direct message on their social media account.

8 Reasons Shift is the Simplest, Fairest Way to Buy a Used Car

From the beginning, we’ve believed that car buying should be simple and fair. In April, we wrote about our recent updates to Shift and how we’ve taken steps towards that goal.

Progress has continued in the months since, and while we aren’t anywhere close to done, I just wanted to take a step back and make 8 arguments for why we think that’s true: Continue reading “8 Reasons Shift is the Simplest, Fairest Way to Buy a Used Car”

Shift is Giving Away a BMW This Summer

We gave away a car for the first time last Thanksgiving and weren’t sure how it would go. We did it in the spirit of the season to thank our customers for making Shift the largest seller of used cars in the Bay (we’re still really grateful for that, thanks again to everyone who’s worked with us.) It turned out great, and the peak driving season of summer is now here, so we’re doing it again.

Enter Shift’s BMW summer giveaway > Continue reading “Shift is Giving Away a BMW This Summer”

Interactive Condition Report Now Available on All Vehicle Detail Pages

At Shift, we want a car’s detail page to be a virtual window into its heart and soul. To do that, we need to first give you all the information that’ll help you decide whether to schedule a test drive.

That’s why we just made a few changes to Shift’s vehicle detail pages that’ll make it easier for you to preview the condition of any car.

See the new vehicle detail page > Continue reading “Interactive Condition Report Now Available on All Vehicle Detail Pages”

What is Carfax, Anyway?

When it comes to a car’s condition, we often mention the Carfax report. A Carfax report is your window into a car’s past. Like a private eye, it gleans cues from insurance companies, DMVs, and even the police to tell you about a car’s background.

In the most extreme cases, it can save you from buying a lemon. Since it can be so helpful, we include a full free Carfax report for every car we list on Shift.  Continue reading “What is Carfax, Anyway?”

5 Used Car Mechanical Checks to Never Forget

Buying a used car can be a stressful experience. After all, your car is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make—second only to purchasing a home. The stress level is often compounded by a pushy salesman, doused in cologne, buzzing in your ear. Price haggling and mounds of paperwork can also make you sweat like a summer afternoon in Arizona. Distractions abound, and you can easily forget to check the basics.

Continue reading “5 Used Car Mechanical Checks to Never Forget”