Top Benefits of Used Car Buying

February 21st, 2020 by

As a leading used car dealership serving the Tampa Bay area, Car Credit is proud to offer top options in the used vehicle market. By purchasing a used car instead of a new one, you can reap several benefits and enjoy a smooth car buying experience. 

Benefit #1: Save Money On A Used Car

One of the main benefits of buying a used car is somewhat obvious: you’ll save money! Used cars cost less than new cars, helping shopping reach their goal of owning a vehicle. But, you may not realize just how much money you can save by opting for a used vehicle. 

Generally, used cars cost just half of what a new car would cost. At this significantly discounted price, you’ll be able to pay off the full cost of a used car far more quickly than if you were to buy a new one. 

Beyond the upfront cost of the car, buying used will also save you a large amount of money in fees and insurance premiums. New cars are often subject to hidden fees such as “destination fees” or shipping fees. With a used car from Car Credit, you can skip these entirely. Plus, since annual registration fees are based on vehicle value and model, they’re much higher for new cars than for used cars. Buying a car that’s a minimum of three years old can save you as much as a grand on registration fees.

Benefit #2: Used Car Buying Is Eco-Friendly.

With a wide number of consumer goods, from clothing to furniture to electronics and, of course, cars, purchasing used instead of new is the environmentally-friendly choice. Manufacturing and shipping new cars greatly contribute to carbon dioxide emissions. Even purchasing a new, hybrid vehicle will have a larger negative impact on the environment than a used car, given that the toxic waste left by hybrid car batteries is detrimental to our earth.

Benefit #3: Depreciation Isn’t As Drastic.

A new car depreciates as soon as you drive home from the lot. In fact, a new car may depreciate over 10% on that very first drive. Its value only continues to drop as time goes on. But, with a used car, the majority of that depreciation has already happened with the previous owner. So, what you pay for the used car will more closely match its value over the course of your ownership. 

Purchasing a used car is a smart, economical, and eco-friendly choice for car shoppers. Come visit Car Credit today to see the many used cars we have to offer to the Tampa Bay community. 

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