Perks Of Buying Used Cars | Vestal, NY | Serving Binghamton, Elmira & Ithaca

If you're getting ready to replace your old vehicle, you've likely been considering both new and used cars. Each option comes with its own unique benefits and downsides, and deciding between the two may be difficult at times.

To help clear things up, or give you something new to consider if you haven't been thinking about buying used beforehand, we've made a list of perks for used vehicles. While everybody's situation is different, having the ability to make an informed opinion always helps.

Why should I buy a used car?

Affordability

"One 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 Rates

In 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 Depreciation

A 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.

Options

Models 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.

These are primarily general guidelines to give you a better idea about scheduling. Ultimately, the best source to consult would be a mechanic specializing in your car's manufacturer. No two cars are alike, so an expert opinion is always the best option.

Interested in getting your vehicle's oil changed or having another routine service performed? Our service technicians are happy to serve you, so call us at 866-983-1283 or visit us at Serafini Nissan at 3101 Vestal Parkway E, Vestal, NY 13850 for your appointment. We proudly serve customers from Binghamton, Elmira and Ithaca!