New & Used Cars

October 25th, 2018 by

When it comes time to upgrade your vehicle, you will have to decide whether you want to buy a used or a new car. Each has its own set of advantages, whether it is the latest features or more affordable pricing. These key considerations should help determine if a new or used auto makes more sense for you.

Advantages of a New Car

With a new car, you know that the vehicle will be in good condition. If any issues arise, the new auto warranty will cover the repairs or replacements. This helps provide peace of mind for drivers and means you will pay less on repairs for the first few years of ownership. New cars are also more likely to have the latest features, whether that is Android Auto, forward automatic braking, or a large touchscreen. Additionally, you can typically customize a new car exactly how you want, down to the color, trim, and options.

Advantages of a Used Car

The biggest advantage of a used car is the instant savings since used cars tend to cost at least several thousand dollars less than new ones. There are also more choices available since you can select a vehicle from any model year. This is particularly useful for those who prefer the styling of a previous generation over the current model or do not like a recent change.

Certified Pre-Owned Cars

If you cannot choose between a used and a new car, you might also want to consider a certified pre-owned one. These vehicles give you the savings of a used car with the peace of mind associated with a new car since they must undergo rigorous inspections and reconditioning processes to become certified. Certified pre-owned models also tend to come with extended warranties to give you extra protection.

Consider Your Use

To make the right decision between a new and used auto, think about how you will use it. If you are very hard on your cars, driving long distances, or have kids or pets that are likely to damage the auto, it may not make sense to splurge on a new auto since you will accelerate its depreciation. On the other hand, if you spend hours each day in your auto, you may want to go with a new model despite the extra wear you will cause due to the additional safety features on the latest autos.

Whether you want a new or a used vehicle, our dealership has hundreds of options for you.

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