It’s the Perfect Time to Buy a Used Car

For many years, the aspect of “used car shopping” was something that many consumers dreaded. Understandably so, it was always assumed that “used” was more or less a synonym for “on its last legs” or “junk.” Thankfully, things have changed by a considerable amount since those days, and purchasing a used vehicle is a viable solution to a new one. Many used vehicles have their history available via a CARFAX report, and many that you’ll find these days are of the highest quality. Come with us as we examine why it’s the perfect time to buy used.

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Letting the Chips Fall Where They May

As you might be aware by now, there’s currently a worldwide microchip shortage. This means that the major manufacturers won’t be producing vehicles at the same level of volume as they have in the past. Therefore, used vehicles that are currently being sold are of the highest quality and volume than they ever have been before.

CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) is the Way to Go

If you’re nervous about the quality of a potential used vehicle in your driveway, many manufacturers offer CPO programs. These vehicles are usually less than 5 years old and have no more than 60-75,000 miles of wear and tear on them. They’re also backed by a manufacturer’s warranty and have been thoroughly inspected before going on the market.


Whenever a car leaves the lot, it instantly depreciates in value and continues to do so over time. There are plenty of vehicles whose depreciation is higher than others because of the high supply level, such as the Nissan Frontier. Aside from the up-front cost, used vehicles are cheaper to insure, so your premiums will be much lower than the average.

Living in the “Now”

Just because you’re buying a used car to benefit from its practicality, doesn’t mean you’ll be driving it forever. You’ll be able to reap the benefits of a cost-effective vehicle, pay lower insurance premiums, and possess the quality of life that you deserve. If you take care of it and stay on top of necessary repairs, you’ll be able to trade it in eventually to get something better.

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