Is it time to get a new car? Do you want to make a smart purchase decision?
Choosing to buy a used car instead of a brand new vehicle can be one of the wisest purchase decisions you make.
Here are 3 advantages of selecting a gently used car from a reputable dealership.
Benefit #1: Save money
One of the biggest reasons to opt for a used car is how much cheaper the purchase price is. With the lower price tag, you can pay it off sooner and save yourself from having a car loan payment.
What makes a used car cheaper?
For starters, as soon as you drive a new car off a lot, the depreciation process begins. The biggest drop in value happens almost instantly, dropping by as much as 11 percent after it’s driven off the lot.
Another way to save money with a used car is by avoiding the costs associated with customizing your vehicle. Think about how expensive those package add-ons can be. With a used car, generally what you see is what you get — and that includes the price.
Lastly, you also won’t have the sticker shock that sometimes comes with insuring a new vehicle. Your registration fees will be considerably less than if you had bought a new car, too.
Benefit #2: Have peace of mind
Having peace of mind regarding your purchase is important, whether it’s knowing that you’ll be covered if anything happens or that you won’t be charged an arm and a leg for certain vehicle-related fees.
Buying a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Bryant Motors is a great option because you know that this vehicle has been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics and technicians.
Vehicle warranties are reassuring because you know that your vehicle is covered if anything were to happen. If the used car is still relatively new, there might even still be coverage from the original manufacturer warranty — or you could have an extended manufacturer warranty, allowing your used vehicle to be serviced by factory-trained techs.
With the money you save buying a used car, putting a little bit of that towards a used vehicle warranty package may be a good idea.
Benefit #3: Help the environment
While many newer vehicles have better gas mileage and are more efficient, the fact is that environmental pollution attributed to a vehicle actually starts during production.
Some experts have estimated that close to a quarter of the carbon dioxide produced by a vehicle over its lifespan happens during the manufacturing of that vehicle. Buying a used vehicle is a great example of upcycling to decrease pollution.
If you’re looking at whether to go new or used for your next vehicle, the cost savings alone should make you want to test drive a gently used vehicle.