Buying a car, especially your first car, is one of the most momentous and important decisions you can make. In Jacksonville, which is one of the busiest ports in the US when it comes to automotive handling, process over 600,000 new and used vehicles annually. As such, Jacksonville residents have many options when it comes to cars for sale.
Smart buyers know that the car source is just as important as what car to buy, especially for pre-owned cars. Thousands of cars for sale can be found on social media sites, right in your circle of friends, and in the many car garages around town. You can pick your car and drive it home on the same day, but how far can it take you?
On the other hand, a licensed dealer of Certified Pre-Owned Cars (CPO) gives you manufacturer-backed used cars. CPO dealer Auction Direct USA explains that their cars for sale in Jacksonville underwent inspection based on manufacturer standards and carries the manufacturer’s warranty.
While performance is guaranteed, a well-chosen used car has other advantages:
Savings – Pre-owned car buyers can save as much as 25% to 50%, depending on the age of the vehicle and mileage. Just make sure you are aware of the hidden costs of buying a used car.
Flexible payment – pre-owned cars sold through a leasing program or on an installment basis makes it easier for owners to manage payment. Other dealers also make it to easier to own one through car financing programs.
Peace of mind – If your options include hand-me-down cars or cars for sale from relatives or friends, remember that dealer-bought cars afford peace of mind with warranty, registration support, a guarantee of good condition and excellent form before being sold.
Ownership history – evaluate if the car will serve you right and long through a vehicle history report which would show how the car has been handled, used, repaired and resold in the past.
While all dealers can offer essentially the same range of costs, payment terms and performance guarantee, one thing will always set the right one apart from the others – after-sales support, especially a referral or program for a 24-hour roadside assistance.