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4 Reasons to Buy a Used Vehicle

Benefits of Buying a Used Car Instead of a New One

There are plenty of reasons why most car shoppers choose to buy a used vehicle over a new one. Here are some of the biggest reasons we recommend drivers check out used vehicles when searching for a new-to-them ride.

1. More Affordable

Of course, one of the biggest and most obvious benefits to choosing a used car over a new car is that they’re much more affordable for drivers on a budget. Drivers can get used vehicles that are only a few years old and offer many of the same specs and features of the latest models for significantly less than the cost of a brand-new vehicle.

2. Lower Depreciation Rate

A new vehicle isn’t always the best investment for drivers, as their value depreciates exponentially within their first three years. Used vehicles tend to hold their value much longer compared to new ones.

3. Available Vehicle History Reports

Back in the day, buying a used vehicle was considered somewhat of a risky endeavor, since a vehicle’s history was unknown for the most part. These days, however, vehicle history reports are available via sites like Carfax and AutoCheck, which lets buyers know more about where a vehicle has been and what has happened to it.

4. Lower Costs for Insurance

When your insurance company determines your rates, one of the biggest things they consider is your car’s value. As such, if your vehicle isn’t as expensive, as is the case with most used cars, your rates will be more affordable, which helps you save more money.


Interested in getting behind the wheel of a used vehicle? We have a wide selection available here at Sheehy Auto Outlet. Just take a look at our online inventory of pre-owned vehicles to see if we have the model you’re looking for.

To schedule a test drive in one or two of our vehicles, just give us a call or contact us online and we’ll be happy to work with you to set up an appointment.

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