When buying new, keep in mind that the minute it leaves the dealership lot it becomes a used vehicle and depreciates immediately. Newer used cars are just as good, and closer to a reasonable price.
But don't take only our word for it--a more impartial national third-party gives us some validation; Edmunds.com is a reliable source in the auto industry. The business has employees who have done extensive research on the least expensive out-of-pocket cost for vehicle possession among new, leased and used cars for sale of identical/similar models.
Guess what they found? Purchasing used is the way to go.
The best strategy to keep from being in the market for a newer car--unless you just want one--is to keep up your vehicle up-to-date with maintenance. This alone is the most sure-fire method to keep it running for years.
Pay special attention to tire alignment. If you notice your that your car pulls to the left or right, you detect irregular tire wear, or if the steering wheel is off-center when driving in a straight line, you should have your car inspected for possible misalignment. Alignment issues that go uncorrected will cause tires to wear down and need to be replaced prematurely.
Staying current with regular maintenance visits such as oil changes, tire rotations and fluid flushes will keep you safely on the road for a long time. Out Fiesta Motors service and repair center in Lubbock has professional, certified technicians that will make certain that everything is on top shape.
Before you purchase a used car, make sure you gather the following information:
- Check the vehicle's history
- Do a thorough vehicle inspection of both exterior and interior
- Inspect the tires
- Check the fluids for color and level
- Get a professional inspection; our service center is a great place for that
For more information and advice about buying a used car come in and see us at one of our two buy here pay here Lubbock locations. Better yet, call ahead for an appointment to test drive, and get the finance ball rolling by filling out our online pre-approval finance form. All you have to do is show up and drive away.