Choosing Between a New or Used Car

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Choosing Between a New or Used Car

You are about to begin a new job, but it is in the city, or far away from where you live. Maybe you have decided it is time to move out or you are beginning a new college in a different state. You might even have just gotten tired of taking the bus everywhere.

No matter which is your reason, you decided it is time to get a car. So, your mind is made, but not before you question yourself: Is it better to buy a new or a used car?

There are several elements and factors you need to go over before making your decision. Normally it is pretty different for each one of us. This is why you need to focus on your needs, financial capacity, preferences and even driving skills. Anything that could influence your final choice.

Pros and Cons

There are a broad range of aspects people tend to analyze before they determine if it’s better to buy a new or used car. Big Dog Wraps and Graphics made a list of some of the most important factors you need to consider before you decide which car to buy, a new one or a used one.

Budget

Obviously, if you compare the final price, it is way cheaper to buy a used car instead of a new one. The relative advantage of the used-car price can also allow you to step up to a nicer model.

However, some carmakers offer free maintenance for the initial years of new-car ownership. That’s in sharp contrast to the average cost of upkeep for a used car.

buying a new or used car

It doesn’t mean you can’t find a used car in great shape, but at 30,000 plus miles, some bits and parts are going to wear naturally; consequently, maintenance and replacement costs will be higher for a used car than a new one.

On the other hand, buying a used car should also translate into lower insurance premiums and personal property taxes – meaning, even more, savings.

Depreciation

This might be one of the most impacting differences between buying a used or a new car. On average, a new car loses between 20 and 40 percent of its value the moment it rolls off the dealer’s lot. The steepest decline happens right away!

After three years, your car could have lost 60 percent of its original value. With a used car, there’s no depreciation hit the second you roll off the lot. The older your car is, the less depreciation affects it.

Driving Skills

New car models have higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions. They are also loaded with the latest tech and cool gadgets. Some pretty useful as navigation interfaces and safety systems like stability control.

These features are great if you are not a very skilled driver. Nonetheless, if you are not a good driver you might consider not buying a new car. A single scratch or dent on your paint job will hurt way more on a new car.

buying a car (mercedes)

Wrap Options

Now that you have made your decision, you can add some extra protection, elegance and a personal touch to your car choice.

If you decide to buy a new car, there is no better way to protect its original paint than a full car wrap. This way you can delay you can protect that cherished factory paint. If a brand new model is not your thing and you decide to go for an older model, you can boost its value and appearance with an elegant full paint car wrap or give it that single style of yours with a custom car wrap design.

Big Dog Wraps is your source for high quality, creative and affordable vehicle wrap solutions. Our team exceeds our clients’ expectations by combining quality service, creativity and fair pricing in a professional, timely manner. Contact us today and get a free quote on your project.