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Pre-Owned can be a smart financial bet with

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 8:19 am

SC113517Many people look to the used-car lots when shopping for vehicles. Even so, before you start hitting the lots check out  When you’re searching for a pre-owned car, truck, RV, or anything else with wheels is a great place to start.  On this user friendly website, you will also find a large new vehicle inventory.

Nonetheless, the allure of a lower price is what drives many consumers to purchase a pre-owned auto. Considering many of the used vehicles available are only a few years old, this can be a smart decision. 
With the widespread availability of leases, many pre-owned vehicles are lease turn-ins that are only a few years old and in relatively good condition. And because leases limit the amount of mileage that can be put on the vehicle in a given year, chances are a lot of those pre-owned vehicles are also low in mileage. 
 Used-car pricing almost always will be lower than a vehicle off the lot. This is a big draw to many consumers looking to save money on a vehicle.

New cars depreciate as soon as they are driven away from the dealership, so even a vehicle that is only a few months old will cost less than it did brand new.  
Buying a pre-owned car at a dealership may come with a warranty as well. In order to liquidate their stock of used vehicles, oftentimes dealerships will certify the vehicles are in good condition and offer warranties that cover many of the same items one would find with a new vehicle. Certified vehicles can be a safer investment, primarily because the service history and the condition of the cars are verifiable. Buying from a private owner may be a riskier purchase.  That doesn’t mean that buying a used car from a private owner should be avoided at all costs.

Keep an eye out for upcoming private listings on by the way.  Most private sellers are honest individuals and will offer proof documenting the vehicle’s maintenance history. There are also car history reports that can be obtained using the VIN number on the vehicle to check to see if it was in any major accidents or had other kinds of damage.  Buying used is also a green/environmentally friendly investment.  A brand-new hybrid may certainly save on fuel use, but the energy needed to produce that new hybrid can be considerable. Purchasing a used car means less demand for a new one to be made. 
 Insurance premiums are also typically much lower on used vehicles. The prices drop because new cars usually require comprehensive insurance, while a used vehicle may only require basic coverage. If you’re looking to save your hard earned money on a vehicle, definitely consider pre-owned as viable options for your next car, truck, RV or ATV.

Regardless of which direction you decide to go, don’t forget to kick-start your search with SC113517