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The Benefits of Buying Used

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True, there are several great reasons to purchase a new car: the car itself hasn’t been used in public roads before, the interiors are sleek and full of the newest tech, and that delicious new car smell can appeal to any car aficionado. However, sometimes it may not always be the best - nor the most wallet-friendly option - for your current situation. Whether you're replacing an older model for something more versatile, or you're perhaps adding a new family vehicle for the teens to drive, here are a few reasons buying a used car and consider looking at used car dealers in Houston, TX.

 

It's Cost Effective

 

New cars may be novel and have guaranteed high safety and quality ratings, but let's face it: they’re not cheap. The average new vehicle cost in 2018/19 is over $36,000 and is anticipated to rise over the next few years, making it less and less an option for lower- and middle-class income families to purchase. Many used models are at least $5,000 less than their newer counterparts, making them far more accessible to all car owners.

 

It's Close to New Quality

 

Yes, it's possible to find cheap car models that are years, even decades past their prime, but there are many used cars on the market that are no more than five years older than their premiere, meaning that they'll have the same modern amenities and features you can find in any new car model. There are even used car models you can find that are only months old, or have only been used for less than 10,000 miles, giving them a like-new quality that any driver can appreciate.

 

It's Safe

 

New cars usually have the best in safety features, but they may not always be installed correctly or may face recalls in case of discovered defects in the factory process. Buying a used car will prevent the hassle of recalls since many would be on the market and the roads long enough to get all their issues fine-tuned. Used car shopping has also improved over the years thanks to handy tools such as CarFax, which allow you to look up the history of a used car and see if it has been in any accidents that may hinder its performance.

 

Before you waste your savings on a car you can't afford, consider getting a used car for your main ride. Check out your preferred models and options online or at local used car dealers in Houston, TX, today.

 



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