All Used Cars are not Created Equally

By barrettmotors | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am

More people are buying preowned vehicles these days—for lots of good reasons.

First, you will save thousands of dollars. Yup, thousands. Why? Because new cars depreciate as soon as you drive them off the dealership lot. It is no longer considered a new car. Just like that, it has less value by quite a bit of money.

In America, an average new car costs $33,500. The average used car costs just over $20,000. That’s a big difference. According to Consumer Reports, after three years your brand spankin’ new car will be worth just 54 percent of what you paid for it. Buying a used car saves you a lot from the get-go.

We thought it might be helpful to share a few reasons why buying a used car makes sense:

You’ll pay less

Because a used car costs less, you’ll pay less tax. Your insurance will also cost less. In most states it is cheaper to register a used vehicle than a new one. Of course, because your vehicle is used, there will be more maintenance costs—but if you have a great mechanic, you’ll be in good shape.

A used car is reliable

Cars, trucks and SUVs are made better now than vehicles of the past. In the ‘70s, cars wore out faster. These days, automobiles are built to last longer and go further. In fact, the average car driven today is more than 11 years old. By 2020, the number of 12-year-old vehicles on the road is expected to increase by 15 percent. A lot of people are learning that owning and driving a used car makes a lot more sense.

Vehicle history reports

When you buy a used car, it’s pretty easy to get a vehicle history report through providers such as CarFax and AutoCheck. By using the vehicle’s VIN, these companies can provide information such as the number of previous owners, whether it has been in an accident or flood, mileage validation and more. This kind of information will give you peace of mind.

Barrett Motors: AutoCheck Certified

When you buy a used car, truck, van or SUV from Barrett Motors, you can buy with confidence. Every vehicle in each of our three locations is AutoCheck Certified. They’ve been reconditioned, detailed and inspected before they are offered for sale. They have also passed a rigorous quality inspection process. If they don’t pass, we send them off to auction because our customers deserve vehicles they can depend upon. We invite you to compare the quality of our vehicles to any other used car dealership’s inventory in the Metroplex.

Thirty years of satisfied customers

Unlike other used car dealerships, we have deep roots in the community. We’ve kept customers happy for more than three decades. Our customers appreciate the fact that we’re a buy-here pay-here dealership that offers great financing right here as you look and buy.

Check out our website to find out more, or come see us at one of our three Dallas area dealerships. We want to help you find the right used car to fit your lifestyle and your budget.

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