If you’re currently in the market for a car, there’s every possibility you’re leaning towards purchasing a used car in order to keep costs low, but don’t settle for a used car just yet!
It should go without saying that buying a new car as opposed to a used one will usually mean spending less on servicing and maintenance in the long-term, but it’s also worth taking into consideration that some new cars can be very competitively priced in comparison to their used counterparts.
Let’s take a look at some more advantages that new cars offer over used:
- Enhanced Safety Features
Especially important for new and inexperienced drivers, more up-to-date car models will typically feature superior safety features, including airbags and power steering, making for a safer and more streamlined driving experience and giving you greater confidence out on the road.
- Greater Efficiency
Motorists are becoming increasingly mindful of fuel efficiency with newer car chassis being designed with greater gas mileage in mind. The sheer fact that they are new also means you’ll get greater fuel economy in the long term with far smaller maintenance and repair costs.
- Scheduled Maintenance
Regular servicing will help to reduce the risk of breakdowns, bald tyres and poor emissions, and neglecting factors such as these can result in increased long-term maintenance costs. The service history of used cars can often be quite patchy whereas the manufacturer of a new car will ensure that it is serviced frequently so that you can get the very best out of it in terms of efficiency, safety and comfort.
Warranty coverage on used cars can be minimal and is often completely non-existent on private sales. Whenever you purchase a new car, it will come with a warranty to cover all parts; however, it is always wise to discuss this extensively with your sales advisor to make sure that all eventualities are accounted for.
- Greater Peace of Mind
Whenever you buy a used car, you’re always running the risk of buying a dud. Who knows how many kilometres a used car will run before it needs maintenance – 500? 1000? 2000?
Either way, instead of playing a guessing game, a new car will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you have a shiny new vehicle that is fully covered by a warranty and that boasts all of the enhanced security and fuel-efficiency features you would expect from a more up-to-date motor.
Before making your final decision, it may be a good idea to speak to Bartons. They have more than 65 years of experience and as one of the largest and most successful car dealers in all of Brisbane, their friendly and helpful staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.