Buying First Isn’t Always Best

July 30th, 2022 by

We all want to be someone’s first. First friend, first kiss, the first person to set foot on the moon. Whether it comes from a desire for cleanliness and purity or simply jealousy and fear of comparison, we tend to avoid even thinking about buying second-hand items or being a second option.

However, if you forget about pride for a minute, you’ll find that there are many benefits to being the last to arrive at the party.

The Age-old Conundrum

Anyone who’s ever had to buy a vehicle (with their own money) has probably faced this question: “Should I buy used or new?”

While we admit that some stuff like underwear and contraceptives are better bought new, that’s like apples to oranges. Like a good pair of shoes, with a good wash and a shine, a car will still help you move, regardless if someone used it first.

Cars are (usually) built to last

Some people seem to see cars as single-use items. Rather than go through the “ordeal” of replacing a part or changing the tires, they’ll just sell the car and buy a new one.

But, while automotive engineering is advancing at a good pace, that doesn’t make used cars obsolete. The computer is the most significant difference between a brand new car and an old one.

Both still get you where you want to go.

A dealer you can trust

When you buy directly from a guy online or an acquaintance of an acquaintance, you could be setting yourself up for a scam or a really bad deal, at the very least. It doesn’t have to be the case, but it can happen.

In order to be sellable by a used-car dealership, a car must pass specific regulations, and the dealership also needs to be certified to sell used cars.

No secrets held

Do you ever wonder why a vehicle loses much of its value as soon as it leaves the agency? That’s because car agencies hide shipping, handling, and other fees in the price of the vehicle itself.

Fees that you don’t need to pay when buying a used car. When buying a used car, you know you’re getting exactly what you paid for.

In this case, three is a crowd.

Just because you’re the last to arrive at the party doesn’t mean you want to come into a room full of people.

When making a deal, it’s better to involve as few people as possible. A brand new car from an agency usually requires a bank loan, which means your vehicle is not yours; it’s the bank’s.

And it’ll continue being the bank’s property until you finish your payments. But a used car is no one’s but your own.

Get in your car today.

House of Cars is a used car dealership in Airdrie with a wide range of used cars for sale, from compacts to vans and everything in between.

We offer affordable prices and flexible, credit-rebuilding payment plans so that when you drive home, you can move in comfort knowing that your vehicle is no one’s but your own.

Click here to learn more.

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