Used cars are great for car shoppers who want to save money. Though previous generations may have been wary of buying used, most modern vehicles are built with quality components, updated features, and extended value. That means you can buy an affordable car without constantly worrying about it breaking down. Used cars offer better value and added selection, among other great benefits. Here are some of the benefits of buying used from us.
Better Value. To begin with, used cars always have a lower sticker price than their new counterparts. Used cars also allow you to avoid initial depreciation and they help you save on taxes and other fees. Many new cars lose up to 40 percent of their value in depreciation due to a dip in demand. If you buy used, you avoid that initial deprecation and often get better bang for your buck. Plus, with a lower sticker price, you’ll pay less in taxes and registration fees.
Dealership vetting. While finding a good deal on a used vehicle through a private sale is certainly possible, you won’t know what condition the vehicle is in unless you pay an outside mechanic to complete an inspection. When you purchase a pre-owned car at Tipton Auto, you can rest easy knowing that our experienced mechanics have thoroughly inspected it. Before we put a car up for sale at our dealership, we make sure it is in excellent working condition and that it doesn’t have any major mechanical problems or safety concerns. We care greatly for our customers, and we want to make sure you’re buying a vehicle that will be reliable for many years to come.
Added Selection. Most car companies create a new lineup every year, which means some features and designs are quick to come and go. If you’re looking for a specific model, trim, color, or feature, you may need to buy used. Additionally, when you don’t restrict yourself to a single model year (like you do when buying used), you often get an overall wider selection.
More features for less. Since pre-owned vehicles are typically less expensive than their new counterparts, buyers are often able to get more features on a used car than they could’ve afforded if they’d bought a new vehicle. As used vehicles have already experienced the initial new car depreciation, luxurious trim levels and advanced technologies become far more accessible. Whether it means being able to purchase a prestige model instead of an economy model or the ability to upgrade passenger capacity, buying a used vehicle is an exceptional value.
Thorough research. Yet another benefit of buying a used car is the availability of research sources. While brand-new vehicles undergo rigorous testing and initial reliability evaluations, it can take some time for common problems to appear. When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle, you have the ability to use a number of online resources to review safety ratings, common driver complaints, and proven reliability information based on years of data. Vehicle history reports are also available to consumers that provide a deep dive into your specific vehicle’s past maintenance and accident history.
Certified Pre-Owned. For those who want to buy used and get some added perks, Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars are a great option. These vehicles must meet age and mileage requirements, pass rigorous inspections, and they come with vehicle history reports. You also get added warranties and perks like roadside assistance. A CPO model may be right for you if savings and coverage are both priorities.
Stop by Tipton Auto Group to learn more about buying used. You can find a massive selection of affordable cars, including all your favorite models and trims. Buying a car doesn’t have to be complicated—plan your next test drive today.