Why Is Purchasing a Used Car a Better Option?
This is a collaborative post with KAP Motor Group
There are plenty of cities in southern England – such as Chelmsford, Brighton, Exeter and Southampton, for instance – where the second-hand car market is thriving. In medium-sized cities, like Brighton and Hove or Oxford, many people live and work in the same place. This means that although a used car may be a few years old once it is put on the second-hand market that it will often very few miles on the clock.
As such, you can obtain a car that – judging by the wear on its engine – is almost new. Under such circumstances, it is hard to imagine why you would want to buy a brand new car instead. Why else is purchasing a used car so often the better option?
In the past, many people preferred to buy new cars rather than used ones because they could never be sure about the reliability they would obtain. However, modern cars – even compared to a decade ago – are so much more trustworthy than older models because all manufacturers have made great strides in improving their production techniques. Many car makers introduced three and then five-year warranties in recent years.
Nowadays, even seven-year extended warranties are not unheard of so buying even a three or four-year-old car means obtaining much of the same level of reliability as that of a brand new model.
Less Value Loss
Most people know that a brand new car depreciates heavily as soon as it is registered with the DVLA by its first owner. However, brand new cars continue to lose much of their potential resale value in the first two years of driving them. Further devaluation occurs thereafter but at a lower rate on average.
Only once a car is about ten years old or more will depreciation tend to kick in again but some models can go well beyond this before they lose much more value. In other words, driving a used car will see much less of your money go up in smoke!
Cheaper Spare Parts
Brand new models that have just gone onto the market will often have few spare parts that are ready to go. This can mean waiting for them to be made and delivered to your local area as well as requiring you to fork out large sums. On the other hand, models which have already established themselves on the market in the last few years will have plenty of spare parts as production ramps up. Simple things like air filters can also be obtained on the second-hand market for a fraction of the cost of new ones.
The only catch in purchasing a used car is the dependence on the word of mouth of the person you are purchasing it from. It is always preferable to go for used car dealers rather than individual sellers. Individual sellers may offer you slightly lower price but they won’t offer you any warranties. Also, if some part stops working, you can’t really trace back the seller. There are no such worries when it comes to dealers. One such reliable dealer is KAP Motors. They offer pre-inspected used cars like Peugeot, Ford, Fiat, Used Nissan Qashqai Connecta at its Brighton Centre.
You can check them online or call them at 01273 748484 for more details.