Why Buy Used

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Buying a new car can be an exciting prospect, that is, until you look at the price tag.

While buying or leasing suits some people’s needs, many drivers and financially savvy buyers insist that choosing a certified pre-owned or used car is the better investment overall, and comes with several other benefits.


When you buy a new car, it loses a sizeable chunk of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. This depreciation continues at a rapid pace for the first couple of years, which is why used cars are so much more affordable; you get to skip right over that initial value loss.


If you buy a used car that’s only a few model years old, you can still get plenty of up-to-date safety and infotainment features, and for considerably less upfront cost than the vehicle’s original owner.


The used car market is populated by nearly every make, model, and year you could want. New cars are limited to just one or two model years.


If you like the security that comes from knowing your new car’s full driving history but don’t want to give up the financial benefit of a used one, consider a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) model. CPO vehicles are extensively inspected and reconditioned keep them in a like-new state. For instance, all Chevrolet CPOs undergo a 172-point vehicle inspection, limited warranty coverage, and a three-day/100-mile exchange program.


More so than any time in the history of the automotive industry, vehicles are meant to last. It’s not uncommon to see cars perform reliably well past the 100,000-mile mark.


Knowing the driving, ownership, and accident history of a pre-owned vehicle is always advisable before committing to a purchase. Most dealers will have full documentation and may provide you with cost-free access to reports compiled by third party sites.

If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, swing by A & T Chevrolet, Inc. to check out our inventory and speak with a member of staff to see what car is right for you.