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The Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle near Mount Pleasant, SC

If you are on the hunt for your next vehicle, you may be balancing the want of a new car with your budget. If a new one doesn't suit your budget, your next option is a used or pre-owned vehicle. Now you may be wonder the benefits are of buying a pre-owned, and if they worth the money.

Thankfully, we at Stokes Volkswagen will share with you the biggest benefits of buying a used vehicle, including how they both benefit you in the short and long term. If you any questions about our pre-owned inventory, don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information. Our team is happy to help.

A Wallet-Friendly Option

By far, the biggest benefit of the buy a pre-owned is the savings to you. As new cars age, it depreciates in overall value. Once a new car hits the pre-owned marketplace, the price is nearly half of the original cost.

This means a budget covers a wider range of choices. Drivers in Summerville can enjoy choosing between sleek pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta and sporty Volkswagen Golf R. In addition, shoppers can pay off their vehicle in a shorter time and saving on fees and taxes.

Lower Depreciation on the Vehicle

As mentioned, new cars depreciate over time, spanning months and years. Once the previously new vehicle becomes a pre-owned listing, the rate of depreciation falls off. When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle, the current value of the vehicle holds better over the time of ownership.

If one day you decide to sell your pre-owned vehicle, you may find the value has increased since your purchase, netting you a profit.

Pre-Owned Certification

Certified pre-owned vehicles offer a great sense of quality to a potential buyer. They are subjected to a thorough battery of tests and by the manufacturer. Moreover, the vehicle goes through a multi-point inspection check for signs of wear. Once the inspection finishes, the vehicle's worn components are replaced, and the vehicle is fully detailed and refurbished.

Pre-owned vehicles come financing various financing offers and warranties as an added benefit to the shopper. When you drive off the lot in a pre-owned vehicle, you will feel as though a vehicle that has come off the assembly line.

Better Value on Insurance

Buying a pre-owned vehicle at a lesser cost means lower costs on insurance. That's because an auto insurance company places a higher premium value on a new vehicle than a pre-owned vehicle, apart from a few exceptions, namely luxury or exotic vehicles. The insurance premium is linked in some ways to vehicle depreciation.

The upshot for Charleston shoppers is better saving on insurance for the vehicle, in addition to registration costs and other fees.

Pre-Owned Vehicles Carry Less Risk and Greater Longevity

When searching for a pre-owned vehicle this day in age, full vehicle history reports are readily available for your review. They offer a comprehensive overview of the vehicle's history. From the time it first sold to its first service and inspection, and so on to the present.

The vehicle history report also shows accident history. The accident history shows the severity of the accident along with the location of the damage. Having this information on hand gives the shopper a good idea of how well the vehicle has been taking care of, thus lessening the risk of buying a lemon.

Modern pre-owned vehicles also last far longer than in generations past. Through a combination of engineering and build quality, vehicles that may have lasted no more than 100,000 miles may last upward 200 to 250,000 miles, depending on how well they are maintained.

To sum it up, buying a pre-owned vehicle now is a long-term option that benefits you for the journeys that lay ahead.

Check Out our Pre-Owned Inventory Today

Now that you have a good idea of the benefits of buying a pre-owned vehicle, feel free to check our pre-owned to find a VW model that speaks to you. Our dealership is located a short away from North Charleston, SC.

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  1. Stokes Volkswagen

    3491 Ashley Phosphate Road
    North Charleston, SC 29418

    • Sales: 843-396-3445
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