Low-priced used cars and trucks are a fantastic alternative for many buyers desiring to remain within their given budget, obtain a set of wheels for a rookie driver, fill a temporary need, bypass auto financing altogether, or any amount of personal reasons. While buying a new car is commonly a bucket list goal for a number of people, there are more than a few attractions for buying pre-owned. The most frequent of these reasons are that pre-owned cars and trucks experience less depreciation over time, are reliable and dependable vehicles, and typically do not cost as much to insure as a less dated model.
An all-too inescapable fact of automobile ownership is a little matter of depreciation. As suggested by Kelley Blue Book, the typical car may lose as much as 60% of its value after the first five years, regardless of model or make. Similarly, shopping used helps smart car buyers to use depreciation in their own favor. Acquiring a model that's just several years old means getting a top-of-the-line model for a fraction of the original price. Overall, buying a low cost pre-owned car or truck means saving money on the initial purchase while maintaining better value over time.
Reliable, Safe & Well-Maintained
Our team stands behind the quality of our selection of pre-owned vehicles. Our entire inventory of used cars, trucks, and SUVs undergo thorough inspection and repair before being certified for resale. This includes safety above all. Safety is based on the year, make, and model you're buying, and typically not a matter of being pre-owned or not. A study by Consumer Reports suggests that reliability and features do not see a significant reduction until after a vehicle's sixth year. Of course, with all vehicles, mileage is often a better indication of reliability than age.
Lower Insurance Costs
For budget-conscious car shoppers, reducing expenses can often include the cost of car insurance. As suggested by NerdWallet, a major factor of car insurance premiums is the car itself. What's it worth? What do parts cost? What's its safety rating? This aspect of auto insurance is the guarantee against the amount of the replacing or repairing damage to your vehicle. Because of this, shopping for a dependable, affordable, and safe pre-owned car can significantly lower your monthly premiums. Final rates, however, are often significantly influenced by your own driving profile, including credit score, age, and driving history.
San Antonio Affordable Used Cars Under $15K
Visit Freedom Chevrolet online or in-person to view our selection of budget-friendly vehicles for sale under $15K in San Antonio, TX.