Buying a used car used to be an intimidating process. Lack of trust regarding a vehicle’s history and whether your choice would give you the most value for your investment may have kept you from buying used in the past, but the good news is it doesn’t have to anymore.

Buying a used car has never been easier. Continue reading to learn three benefits.

Why You Should Consider Buying a Used Car

Less Depreciation

It’s common knowledge that the moment you drive a new car off the lot it depreciates in value, but the extent of which may surprise you. In the first year alone, the average car loses 40% of its initial value. Buying a used car gives you the most value for your money since the initial depreciation hit was suffered by the previous owner. This means that you can stretch your dollar to afford models you may not be able to afford new, and you won’t lose the value of your investment as quickly. 

More Options

Choosing to buy a used car can open almost limitless options for you. A little research can help you find models with an option package, wheel design, or features that you’ve enjoyed in the past that are no longer made. New models you couldn’t previously afford can be purchased lightly used. With so many used models to choose from, you’re sure to find a car that suits your style and performance needs. 

Quality Control

Buying a used car has never been safer due to a number of resources available online to help you monitor a vehicle’s history. Tools like Consumer Reports’ Used Car Report and CARFAX Vehicle History Reports ensure that dealerships are providing the quality products as marketed. A simple Google search can provide all the information you need to make an educated and informed investment in your next car.

Shop Our Used Cars for Sale in Raleigh, NC

If you’re in the market for your next family car, come to Matthews Motors Clayton. We have a large inventory of used cars for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina, and our staff is more than qualified to help you make the best purchase to fit your family’s needs. Visit our dealership or contact us today to learn more.