Advantages of Buying a Used Car
The Advantages of Buying Used at Gainesville Buick GMC
Discover the Key Advantages of Buying a Used Car
Used Gainesville Buick GMC vehicles can refer to our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) or non-certified pre-owned models.
A vehicle within our inventory earns a “Certified Pre-Owned” designation if it’s a recent model year with relatively low mileage that’s passed a meticulous 172-point inspection. This extensive multi-point inspection allows us to spot and fix any pending issues before putting the vehicle up for sale.
Gainesville Buick GMC knows that warranties and roadside assistance are invaluable assets—that’s why our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a 6-year/100,000-mile limited warranty and complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance when you need a helping hand.Gainesville Buick GMC knows that warranties and roadside assistance are invaluable assets—that’s why our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a 6-year/100,000-mile limited warranty and complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance when you need a helping hand.
While the extended warranty coverage and exceptional condition of a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes at a higher price, you most likely will be able to qualify for finance rates that are closer to the optimal terms you’d receive with a new car purchase.
Non-certified pre-owned cars are more casually referred to as “used” vehicles, and models come with their own set of benefits.
The Key Benefits of Buying Non-Certified Car
Used vehicles naturally cost less than most new and Certified Pre-Owned models since they’re not subjected to a thorough multi-point inspection, experience less depreciation and don’t automatically come with warranty coverage.
Having an independent mechanic inspect a used vehicle you’re looking at isn’t necessarily a negative experience. You may be the type of car buyer that appreciates having more control over your shopping process—thus making the inspection a standard checklist item rather than a painstaking chore.
Shop non-certified pre-owned, and you’ll generally open the door to more options for every available model. Dealerships only have a limited amount of new cars on their lot—and CPO models are going to be less prevalent due to the strict quality requirements that they have to meet.
Find out how to search for a used car like a true professional with the information below.
How to Evaluate a Used Car like a Pro
Always inspect a used car during the day to get a better perspective on the vehicle’s condition.
When accessing a used car’s body, it’s best to focus on significant areas of damage as opposed to minor scratches and dents since major damage tells a lot about the model’s history.
A used vehicle’s doors, hood, trunk, or liftgate should open and close with ease, and the car’s bumpers and body panels should match. Questionable gaps between body panels can mean that the used car underwent repairs after a previous accident.
You can test a non-certified used car’s shock absorbers by pressing down hard on the vehicle’s front, and back ends. Lots of bouncing indicates a problem.
Check the vehicle’s tires for even tread wear, matching manufacturers, and other general blemishes before testing all electronics, sitting in seats, and feeling things out over a test drive.
Buying a Used Vehicle Just Got Easier
Is buying used better than new?
The answer to this depends on your car-buying needs. You can receive direction on whether to purchase new, Certified Pre-Owned or used with help from Gainesville Buick GMC’s professional Finance Center.