Perks Of Buying Used Cars | McConnellsburg PA | Serving Harrisonville & Fort Loudon

If you're looking to replace your vehicle, you've likely come across the buying new vs. buying used debate. The fact is that everybody's situation is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to car buying. There are, however, some good guidelines to go by, and buying used absolutely has its perks. At Thomas All Things Automotive, we want you to make an informed decision, so we've included a few of them here to help you out.

Why should I buy a used car?

AffordabilityOne benefit that immediately comes to mind is affordability. A used car is objectively cheaper than a new one. This means that if you take out a loan, your down payment and monthly payments will be much more manageable than for a used car. It's also easier to pay for a used car all at once, meaning you wouldn't even have to worry about paying on it monthly. Buying used could also potentially mean spending less for more features, or for a nicer model than what you had before.

Lower Insurance RatesIn addition to lower monthly payments, you'll find that protecting your used vehicle will also be much more affordable. Insurance rates are calculated according to the value of your car, and since used cars are cheaper, so is their insurance.

Slower DepreciationA new car loses a big chunk of its value within the first few years of ownership. While depreciation is a constant process with cars, it tends to level out more after those years. A used car will likely have already gone through this steep decline in value by the time you buy it, which means you pay considerably less.

OptionsModels get discontinued fairly often in the automotive industry, sometimes even ones that we may love. When you buy used, that becomes much less of an issue. Additionally, you can find cars with different trims or features that may no longer be available on those models. Buying used is all about options, because you aren't limited by the features and trims of a single year.

Interested in purchasing a used vehicle? We've got a large variety for you to choose from, so come visit us at Thomas All Things Automotive 21518 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 for a test-drive. We proudly serve customers from Harrisonville and Fort Loudon.

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