Are Used Cars Reliable?

By: San Antonio Used Cars   |   25 Apr 2023
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There are plenty of perks that come with having a great car you can trust. From getting to work to getting the kids to football practice, to visiting friends and family to taking in all the sights and events of Live Oak, Schertz, San Antonio, and Longhorn, Texas, it’s important to have a vehicle (or two!) that you can count on.

While brand-new cars certainly have many perks, there are countless reasons why buying a used car is also a great option.

But if you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “Are used cars reliable?” then we’re here to help. Our team members are masters of understanding the ins and outs of both new and used cars, and they are eager to share their used-car knowledge with you.

So join us at San Antonio Used Cars and see what our quality used vehicles can do for you!

Five Ways To Make Sure A Used Car Is Reliable

A great used car has all the same power, performance, features, and comforts that you’ve come to expect over the years. It’s a great way to get yourself out on the road to keep up with wherever life takes you. Here’s how you know you can trust a used car:

  1. The easiest way to determine the quality of your used ride is with a vehicle history report. These detailed documents describe different information about the car, including previous owners, service and maintenance, and past accidents. It’s conducted by a third-party service, giving you the objective rundown on the car.
  2. When you shop at a dealership (ahem, like San Antonio Used Cars!), you can be confident that the used car has been tested and examined beforehand. Selling quality used cars is how a dealer maintains a good relationship with drivers. Good used cars make for a better reputation and a better drive for you!
  3. It's always a great idea to take a car for a test drive. Once you're behind the wheel, you'll feel at ease knowing that the used car you're interested in drives just like new.
  4. If you need extra peace of mind, our Service Technicians will be happy to show you under the hood so you can understand all of the details associated with the used car you're planning to buy.
  5. Another way to bump up your peace of mind is to shop for a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. CPO cars, trucks, and SUVs come with a manufacturer's guarantee that the used vehicle in question passes the most rigorous standards possible by the OEM.

Benefits Of Buying A Used Car

Lots of people have made the switch to used car shopping, and it’s easy to see why: pre-owned vehicles are a great choice for everyone who is looking for a car they can count on! Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Get a change of pace for your daily drives. Having a new-to-you car is refreshing to your everyday life.
  • Help adjust to exciting life changes. Starting a family or downsizing after retirement are things that evolve what you need out of a car, and shopping used helps you adjust.
  • Used cars are more affordable, making it easier for you to get a car sooner. It’s also a way to build up good credit easily by making regular, affordable payments. We even have a large inventory of used vehicles for sale for under $20K!
  • Used car inventories have more variety to browse through. Each model is unique, with its own mileage, features, upgrades, personality, and more.
  • Many people think they can only trade in a current vehicle if they're buying a new car, but that couldn't be further from the truth. At San Antonio Used Cars, we'll happily buy your current vehicle and use your payout as a downpayment on another used car, helping to make your monthly payments even cheaper. You can get a sense of what your current vehicle might be worth using our helpful online trade-in tool to help you set a realistic budget.

Find Your Next Reliable Pre-Owned Vehicle At San Antonio Used Cars

You can be next to enjoy all these benefits—simply start looking through our used car inventory today! Not sure exactly what you need or want to speak with one of our friendly team members? Contact us at any time—we're here to help!

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