Benefits of Buying Used
Why Buy a Used Car from Puklich Chevrolet?
If you’re in the market for a vehicle, you have a lot of options. However, one of the biggest and most important choices you’ll make is whether you’ll purchase a new vs used vehicle. Fortunately, Puklich Valley City offers a wide array of both. Even so, many savvy buyers consistently choose a used vehicle over a new. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the top benefits of purchasing a used vehicle. And if you have questions or would like to explore your options, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Puklich Valley City today.
Save Money by Purchasing a Used Vehicle
Drivers who are looking to save money and get the biggest bang for their buck regularly choose used vehicles. Did you know the average new vehicle costs over $37,000 based on estimates from Kelley Blue Book? On the other hand, the average used vehicle ranges around $20,000. When you add in the potential cost of financing a more expensive vehicle and the potential higher insurance rates, it becomes even more clear that purchasing a used vehicle is the most cost-effective solution. And at Puklich Valley City, we offer a full inventory of high-quality, reliable used vehicles to help you get the most bang for your buck.
Used Cars Avoid Depreciation
Unfortunately, the moment you drive a new car off the lot, the value of it will take a relatively large hit in what’s called new car depreciation. No matter the vehicle, all new cars will depreciate more during the first few years of ownership with less depreciation occurring later on in the life of the vehicle. When you purchase a used car instead of new, you’ll allow the first owner to absorb the significant new car depreciation hit, which results in you purchasing a less-expensive vehicle that will depreciation slower. It’s worth noting that new car depreciation isn’t as much as a concern if you’re planning on keeping the vehicle. At the same time, some people just prefer purchasing new vehicles instead of pre-owned and are completely okay with the new car depreciation.
Get a Better Peace of Mind with Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles
For most buyers, the warranty that protects them from unplanned mechanical failure is more than worth the premium paid for a new car. Today, however, you don’t have to purchase a new car to get the protection offered by a manufacturer’s warranty. At Puklich Valley City, we offer a myriad of high-quality Certified Pre-Owned vehicles offering you new car value at used car prices. Each of these vehicles are rigorously tested and reconditioned to like-new quality. After being put through the wringer, our Certified Pre-Owned GM vehicle offer you a full suite of enticing benefits. For starters, you’ll enjoy two factory-backed automotive warranties that combine to deliver the coverage you need:
- 6-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty
- 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
Also, Certified GM vehicles include 24-hour Roadside Assistance and a host of other valuable benefits, such as special financing rates. With a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Puklich Valley City, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Lower Insurance Costs
As we briefly mentioned, used cars will traditionally have lower insurance costs. Why? Because most insurance companies take a hard look at the value of the vehicle when determining insurance rates. It’s simple: the more valuable your vehicle, the more money it would potentially take to repair or replace the vehicle. Along these lines, it’s completely understandable why a used BMW would be less to insure than a brand, spanking new one.
Used Cars Are Less Risky Than Before
Long gone are the days of yore when purchasing a used vehicle was buy at your own risk. Today, you can purchase a premium used vehicle with the actionable data and intel into the history of the vehicle through solutions like CarFax and AutoCheck. These two solutions are home to valuable treasure troves of information that provide shoppers a greater peace of mind like never before. These companies rely on a variety of reliable data aggregation sources to provide up-to-date information, such as:
- Flood, Lemon Law history, number of accidents, the propensity of accidents
- Number of previous owners
- How the vehicle was registered, such as personal, lease, fleet, taxi, etc
- Validation of mileage
- And more.
There is one key catch to using the vehicle history report: these incidents must be reported in the first place. One solid rule of thumb is that a negative vehicle history report can prevent you from purchasing a bad car, but a solid report shouldn’t make you skip a thorough inspection.
Contact Puklich Valley City for the Best Used Cars
As the second-largest purchase most of us will make in our lifetimes, buying a car is a very big deal. Considering you’re likely to pay for this vehicle over the next five or six years, you must consider all of your options and make the most intelligible decision. Fortunately, you are not alone. The team at Puklich Valley City can help!
We offer one of the largest selections of used and Certified Pre-Owned GM vehicles in the area. To help you make the best decision, we will conduct an in-depth needs analysis and guide you to the best automotive solution.