Top 5 Benefits Of Buying A Used Car

By: San Antonio Used Cars   |   13 Apr 2023
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Are you searching for a new car to cruise around Live Oak, Schertz, San Antonio, Longhorn, and beyond? If so, look no further than our inventory of pre-owned cars here at San Antonio Used! Our South Texas used car dealership is stocked with hundreds of used cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans for sale, and our helpful sales team members are eager to help you find the right pre-owned vehicle (and financing options!) for your needs. From stylish sedans to robust trucks, we’re confident that you’ll fall in love with one of our options.

But before we dive in, let's figure out if purchasing pre-owned is right for you.

To help solidify your decision, we’ve put together this guide detailing 5 key benefits of buying a used car. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out to our team. Let’s get started.

1. Affordability

Unlike new models, used cars typically sport a more affordable price tag. Having a reliable vehicle that performs well and has a long road life doesn’t have to come at a high value! Our pre-owned models may have experience, but this is no disadvantage to you or to the upcoming memories you’ll make.

Because of the cost-efficient price of used cars, they are beneficial for all types of buyers and drivers, which include:

  • First-time buyers or graduates

  • Parents looking for an inexpensive alternative for their teen driver

  • Drivers who live in the city and don’t drive often but still need an affordable model

  • Buyers who are on a budget


2. Get Extra Confidence With A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

If you’re looking into the used car market, you’ve definitely come across the phrase "Certified Pre-Owned," or CPO for short. These models, while still technically used, are on a different level than standard pre-owned cars.

In order to be considered a certified pre-owned model, a car must:

  • Show a low mileage on the odometer

  • Be lightly used

  • Be a newer model year

  • Pass a thorough multi-point inspection

  • Have a clean vehicle history report

Overall, CPO cars are the best of the best in the used car world. Plus, each one often comes with an additional set of perks like complimentary maintenance or extended warranty protection. Although we stand by all of the used vehicles we sell under our Cavender Confidence guarantee, we know that some folks prefer the extra peace of mind that comes with shopped CPO.



3. Inventory Is Plentiful

You've likely heard of long wait times for new cars in recent years - and it's been a concern for many drivers in the past, too! But as a used car dealer, our inventory is jampacked with all the used and certified pre-owned models you could dream of. In fact, we have three different categories that you can browse in person or online:

We also provide many models from well-known manufacturers, such as:

  • Chevrolet

  • Ford

  • Toyota

  • Land Rover

  • Lincoln and more!

Plus, we carry various vehicle body styles. So, no matter if you need a sedan, SUV, or truck, we’re confident that we have an option for you.

4. Configuration

One of the benefits of purchasing a new model is the ability to build it as you desire. While you can’t configure your ideal pre-owned vehicle from the get-go, our generous inventories present you with various options that come with all the bells and whistles you may want.

If you prefer to shop remotely, our online inventories are a great way to explore the features available on our used models. All you have to do is navigate to your preferred inventory, click on the features filter, and select all amenities you wish, such as:

  • Moonroof

  • Cooled Front Seats

  • Power Liftgate

  • Navigation System

  • Multi-Zone AC

The best part? You don’t have to pay for these add-ons as you would with a new car - somebody else has already done that! You get to simply enjoy all the features you desire at a lower price tag.

5. Yes: You Can Use Your Current Vehicle As A Trade-In

Using your current vehicle as leverage towards something new isn't only reserved for purchasing brand-new vehicles; the value of your used car gets used as a downpayment towards whatever you're purchasing next, even if it's a pre-owned model. So let's say you've fallen in love with a car that costs $30,000, but your current vehicle is worth $11,000 on trade. All of a sudden that new-to-you car costs less than $20,000. And if you spread your auto loan out over a few years, you can get your monthly payments quite low!

Curious about what your current vehicle might be worth? Use our online trade-in calculator to get a fair estimate of your used car. Then, armed with a better idea of your total budget, take a look through our inventory to find your next ride!


Find Your Next Used Vehicle With San Antonio Used

We're in the business of making your next car-buying experience an excellent one with our commitment to choice, convenience, and confidence. We can't wait to help you find your dream car - start looking for your next used car, truck, SUV or brand-new vehicle from our local Cavender dealership partners today!


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