Benefits of Buying Used at Jack Carter Chev
While we provide a robust offering of Chevrolet, Buick and GMC new vehicles here at Jack Carter, we also house a terrific inventory of used vehicles, all coming with their own unique advantages that make them a worthy purchase for any driver. Why would a driver choose to buy used over new? There’s many reasons, including a cheaper price, less depreciation, an easier ability to stay on budget, a wider selection of brands and models, as well as greater availability during this hectic time. Read on with our team here at Jack Carter Chev as we outline why buying used at our Calgary dealership may just be perfect for you.
This one may be the most obvious one, and, perhaps, the most vital one to your vehicle buying needs. While the latest and greatest Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC may be well worth its larger price tag, outfitted with the newest design, engine, tech, and safety features, that may not be in the cards for every prospective buyer. As trim levels rise and packages get added on, the price for a new vehicle can get high quickly. While used vehicle prices can also get high themselves, you’ll still be able to find an appropriate option for you that comes in at a much cheaper price than buying new.
Every vehicle, new or used, depreciates as time goes on and as you enjoy your driving life with said vehicle. It’s a matter of the degree of depreciation between the two that separates them, as the biggest chunk of depreciation happens on new vehicles, as soon as you drive it off the lot. When buying used, that major piece of depreciation has already happened before the vehicle is yours, and while depreciation will still occur, it won’t nearly be to the initial level.
Stay Within Your Budget
As mentioned above in our cost section, buying new can see what is initially a lower starting price extended larger, especially if you’re exploring higher trim levels of a model or looking at equipping it with additional packages and accessories. While you can do that to a lesser extent when buying used, you’ll be more easily able to stick within your budget knowing that the price you’ll be paying is most likely lower than typical new prices. A pre-owned vehicle also comes without the immediate ability to upgrade with packages and accessories, though you’re still able to do so in the future on your own time, if and when so desired.
We have a huge inventory of the latest 2022 Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC models here at Jack Carter, which will most likely easily let you find the model that fits your lifestyle. Buying used, though, invites even more options into the mix, including older versions of these same Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC models, as well as other brands that may suit your fancy at the time. Maybe you like the older style of certain Chevrolet pickup or GMC SUV, and buying used lets you get the exact model you want, even if it may be a few years old. While it might negate the lower price we mentioned earlier, you can also explore our selection of Carter’s Classics, which open up a whole new world of vehicles.
The pandemic has been tough on us all, and while things may be looking to hopefully return to more normal levels of activity, both professionally and personally for us all, dealerships around the world are still dealing with the struggles it has wrought. Most significantly, a tougher time in getting new vehicles made and shipped to said dealerships like ours, due to supply chain issues and component shortages. Thus, it may be harder for you to find and purchase a new vehicle you want, and in an efficient amount of time, whereas used vehicles are ready and waiting for your purchase now.
Thinking about buying your next used vehicle here in Calgary? Make Jack Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC your first and only stop. We’ll help you out every step of the way, from financing to selection to walking you through all of the paperwork. Whether to start the process now, or with any questions you may have, contact us, today.