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Savings and Benefits of Buying Used Wheels


Ever wonder why the used-car industry is such a big hit? The price tag attached to a used vehicle is usually several thousand dollars less than for new cars. If you buy a new car, it typically depreciates about 20% in value the minute you drive it off the lot.

Start looking for the right used car by doing some research. Check out websites such as Carfax.com, Edmunds.com, and kbb.com. These sites help you find exactly what you are looking for, including safety rating, vehicle condition, and a vehicle history report.

When you’re selecting a used vehicle, keep in mind that insurance companies base insurance premiums on your age, year of the car, make, and how likely you are to get in an accident. In general, the cost of insurance on a used car is lower because the comprehensive and collision costs are usually lower.

Many dealerships offer certification programs that can protect you if any mechanical problems arise after you purchase your vehicle. Be sure to read the fine print of the certification to see what it covers.

Buying a certified used car can add on a significant chunk of money to the price tag but can be money well spent. On the other hand, if you plan to buy a noncertified used car, make sure to have a qualified mechanic inspect it first.

To find the best deal on financing your used vehicle, make CES Credit Union your first stop. Call or stop in today to learn more about our low auto-loan rates.

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