If you’re in the market to buy yourself a car, it’s worth considering the used car market. Buying a used car used to be a pretty daunting task, nowadays it’s as simple as buying a brand new car if you know where to buy your vehicles from! Here are a few reasons why you should consider buying a used car:
1. More bang for your buck.
You can actually save quite a lot of money on the purchase price of the car you’re looking for. You might even get up to a nice chunk of money off a car less than a year old! Even better, you can use the money you might have spent on a brand new car and buy a higher model that you might not have been able to afford otherwise. To top it all off, you can get better rates on insurance! One of the key factors in car insurance plans is the car’s age and value. So a car that’s brand new versus the same car that’s a year old will be charged more on insurance – so save yourself a couple of bucks and treat yourself to the car you deserve.
2. They’re still reliable.
Technology has improved and grown tremendously over the years. So has the build quality, safety ratings, and reliability. In the past, a car that had done 100,000 miles (roughly 161,000 kilometers) was considered a dud. That’s changed now with vehicle lifespans extending to up to 200,000 miles (322,000 kilometers).
3. Peace of mind with certified pre-owned programs (CPVs).
In the past, buying a used car meant that you were buying it from an individual. They came with a whole set of worries and complications. Can I trust this person? Have they been servicing their car regularly? Have they cut costs anywhere? Are they telling me the truth about the car’s history?
Now, through CPVs, the automotive manufacturer or the automotive reseller do all these checks for us and make sure the vehicles meet minimum standards. Certified pre-owned vehicle programs mean that used or pre-owned vehicles have gone through rigorous checks and safety procedures, and have been reconditioned and revamped by the ‘mother’ company. Which means we get to pay less for beautiful vehicles that drive like new!
4. Sweeter deals.
Not only are you saving money on buying a pre-owned vehicle, but you can also cash in on deals like extended warranties, free car tint, free registration and, insurance. Basically, just as good as buying a new car!
If you’re in the market for something ‘pre-loved’ let us know and we’ll see how we can help!