When shopping for a vehicle, the used car’s price tag generally looks better, but many buyers get fixated on common used car misconceptions that may make them nervous about buying a used car. The truth is that buying used is always an excellent option. In an effort to clear up these misconceptions, we’ll show you what makes used cars worthwhile.
If you think there’s no way of telling whether a used car has been in a major accident or had any major problems, you haven’t heard of websites like CARFAX® and AutoCheck®. These tools allow shoppers to enter a vehicle identification number in order to see a complete vehicle history report, which gives information about previous owners, repairs, and accidents.
A new car might sound like a good investment, and it can be, but buyers should keep in mind that new cars lose value very quickly. In fact, their value depreciates up to 35 percent just as soon as it’s driven off of the parking lot. For used car markets, this means buyers can get a car that’s a couple of years old for remarkably less money.
Some shoppers like to opt for the newest models so that they can get the very latest in safety and technology. However, technology and safety both have come a long way recently in vehicle design, so even a vehicle that’s five to 10 years old might come with the amenities that suit your needs.
If you want to save money by opting for a used vehicle but also want benefits like warranties and roadside assistance, a CPO (certified pre-owned) vehicle might be just the thing for you. These vehicles undergo rigorous testing by the manufacturer itself to guarantee a like-new condition, and often come with like-new advantages such as the aforementioned warranties and roadside assistance.
Stop by Tropical Ford to browse our current inventory of used vehicles.