By Irene Gaitirira
Published June 27, 2014
Why do you have to spend a lot of money on a brand new car when you can buy a used one for a lower price? There are pros and cons to consider before making this decision.
Of course, you spend a lot of money on a car for your own convenience. Owning a car makes it easier for you to move around, go to work or take your children to and from school.
Here are some of the obvious benefits of buying a second-hand car:
The main benefit of buying a second-hand car is that it is cheaper than purchasing a new one. That just leaving the showroom with a new motor vehicle knocks 20% off the value of that vehicle makes buying it not so prudent, economically speaking.
There are many options in almost every country from which to purchase a used car. Besides newspaper and magazine adverts, free online classifieds that usually carry information such as price, pictures, condition of the car, and contact of the sellers abound. You have the chance to view various cars and compare their prices, make and condition before choosing one.
If you need a car fast, the second-hand market is what you need. Getting a new car can sometimes take several months, depending on the brand and specifications you desire.
But not all is rosy about second-hand cars. There For example, you can never be really sure if the vehicle has any defects besides lacking the warranty that new car usually come with.
Before buying the car, it would also be upon you to ensure that the tyres are not so worn out; that the pressure of the brake pedal and braking are all right; that the engine doesn’t make abnormal noise; and that the cushions of the car are working and there is no excessive swinging or no excessive loss of liquids.