Why You Should Consider Purchasing a Used Vehicle

February 27th, 2022 by

Used vehicles and new vehicles are both great types of vehicles that have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. New vehicles can be less risky options for buyers, while used vehicles can provide a great amount of value for less money. There are many reasons why you should consider purchasing a used vehicle, especially if you are looking for an affordable option.


More for Less

You will be able to purchase a vehicle of great quality for less money when you shop for a used vehicle. Depreciation is a natural factor in a vehicle’s price that greatly reduces the value of the vehicle over time. Depreciation is caused by several things, such as the wear that the vehicle experiences as a driver uses their vehicle, and the vehicle’s overall value compared to newer vehicles that are available on the market.

Vehicles experience the largest amount of depreciation in their value when they are newer. Most vehicles lose the bulk of their original value when they are between two to three years old. Therefore, you will be able to purchase these vehicles for much less than their newer counterparts.


Wider Range of Options

When you are shopping for a used vehicle, you will have access to a larger selection of vehicles than if you were shopping solely for a new vehicle. The used vehicle market is bigger than the new vehicle market primarily because there are vehicles from a wider range of model years. You will find vehicles that were released in limited numbers and vehicles that were discontinued by their manufacturers in the used vehicle market. As a result, you will have more opportunities to find the vehicle that suits your needs perfectly when you are shopping for a used vehicle.


Cheaper Insurance

Insurance for used vehicles is typically cheaper than insurance for new vehicles, especially for vehicles that aren’t financed. When you purchase a new vehicle with an auto loan, the lender may require you to purchase an additional type of insurance coverage that is known as gap insurance. Gap insurance protects both buyers and lenders from the effect of depreciation by covering the gap in lost value if a vehicle is involved in an accident. Gap insurance essentially prevents a vehicle’s owner from receiving less money for their vehicle than they owe on the vehicle if the vehicle is involved in a total-loss collision.

Insurance is also cheaper for used vehicles than new vehicles because used vehicles typically cost less to both own and maintain. Additionally, drivers can choose to purchase liability policies only for their used vehicles, whereas full coverage policies are required for new vehicles in many areas.


Decreased Maintenance Costs

Used vehicles can be cheaper to maintain than new vehicles. Parts for used vehicles are abundant, and you can choose to purchase parts from the original manufacturer of your vehicle or an aftermarket company. Aftermarket parts tend to be cheaper than OEM parts, but it takes time for aftermarket companies to develop parts for vehicles because they don’t make the parts while the vehicles are being manufactured, like the manufacturers of vehicles do.


Available Warranties

A primary reason that many shoppers want to purchase new vehicles is because of the warranties that are included with new vehicles. However, it is possible to purchase a used vehicle with a warranty. There are several different types of warranties that are available for used vehicles, such as bumper-to-bumper warranties and powertrain warranties. Do your research while you are shopping for a used vehicle to see what a dealership may have to offer to you.

Consider Certified Pre-Owned

A certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle that offers many of the great benefits that new vehicles have to offer. For example, certified pre-owned vehicles usually have some of the latest features and technologies. Additionally, many certified pre-owned vehicles are sold with warranties, whether from their dealerships or from their manufacturers. 

 Certified pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous multi-point inspection process to be accepted into certified pre-owned programs. During the multi-point inspection, multiple service technicians will inspect the numerous parts and systems of a vehicle. It is not uncommon for technicians to inspect and test hundreds of parts on a vehicle to make sure that the vehicle is in excellent running condition.


Used Vehicles for Sale in Mesa, AZ

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, then a used vehicle may be a great option for you. Used vehicles have several great benefits that you will enjoy. Additionally, if you are shopping for a vehicle on a tight budget, then you can find a great deal on a vehicle by shopping for a used vehicle. At Coulter INFINITI, you will find a diverse selection of new and used vehicles in our dealership’s inventory. Visit us to learn more about what we have to offer and to find your next vehicle. 

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