Though it may not have the same glamour as buying a new vehicle, the purchase of a used car at Lake Keowee CDJR provides a number of advantages to budget-conscious consumers in the Seneca area. Buying pre-owned is cheaper over the life cycle of the vehicle and offers a variety of opportunities to save money. Whether it's a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, or one of the other makes we carry, below are some ways buying used can make sense and save cents.
Most people know that a new car loses some of its value as soon as it is driven off of the lot. The steepest window for depreciation of new cars is in the first few years. This means that the value of a new car can fall by 30-40 percent or more. If a used vehicle is more than a few years old, it is past its time of greatest depreciation and will retain more value than newer vehicles.
Longer Life-cycle of Cars
Decades ago it was a rarity to see cars with a lifespan past 100,000 miles - and cars that did last that long came with a lot of worry. But today, vehicles are more durable, reliable, and built better than ever. That means a well-maintained car not only runs but can be trustworthy well into six-figure mileage. Cars in our used inventory still have plenty of life left.
Reducing Supplemental Fees
Did you know that there are often fewer fees involved in buying a used car than there are in buying a new car? Also, since insurance costs are in part calculated based on the year and model of the vehicle, it is often cheaper to insure a pre-owned car. Those costly fees and monthly charges can add up, so buying used is one way to curb extra expenses.
At Lake Keowee CDJR, many of our used vehicles are Certified Pre-owned cars. Buying certified pre-owned ensures that your vehicle is dependable, and covered in case of an extenuating circumstance. Benefits include inspections, extensive warranties, vehicle history reporting, and more. We have a page on our certified pre-owned program with more information on the perks of making a certified purchase.
If you're interested in a used car, take a look at our full used inventory. Or for extra reassurance, check out our certified pre-owned inventory in Seneca. Popular used models near Clemson, Anderson and Easley, South Carolina, include the Ford F-150, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and more.