When you’re searching for a new car near Toledo, one of the first things you should consider is whether you’re looking for a new or used car. New and used vehicles each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Here’s what you should consider before planning a visit to the car dealership.
There are many advantages in buying a shiny, new car. A new vehicle will have the latest features like Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, or other usability enhancements that improve the driving experience. A brand new car model will also likely have the latest safety features and the best available fuel economy for that model line. A new car will also come with a manufacturer warranty which will protect the vehicle in a variety of situations, often for several thousand miles.
A new car will almost always have a higher vehicle price than a pre owned vehicle. While new cars do often have dealer incentives and financing specials or exclusive interest rate offers for approved credit, the monthly payment is likely to be higher than with a used vehicle. Depreciation is another thing to consider when looking at a new car, truck, or SUV. As soon as you drive a new vehicle off the lot, it has already lost a significant amount of its total value—sometimes as high as 30%!
Buying a used car is a very popular option and a great way to get a good deal. The benefits of buying a used vehicle include a lower vehicle price and a larger selection of vehicles that are in your budget. If you’re undecided on the body style or vehicle manufacturer you’re interested in, shopping for a used car is significantly easier. Used car lots will have a wide range of vehicle makes and models while a new car lot will often only have vehicle by one automaker which can make for an easier car buying experience.
Buying a used car can come with some risk. It’s important to choose a trustworthy car lot as used cars can sometimes have mechanical issues that may not be obvious. Depending on the car dealer you choose to work with and your personal credit situation, financing a used car maybe more difficult as well, although this rarely is an issue for those with good to average credit. A more recent disadvantage of buying a used car is vehicle availability. A global microchip shortage and supply chain issues have increased the demand for used vehicles making it harder for car buyers to find the vehicle they want.
Another option when shopping for a new vehicle is to consider a certified pre owned vehicle. These vehicles occupy a middle ground between new and used with a manufacturer warranty for peace-of-mind and a reduced price tag for peace-of-budget. Most certified pre owned vehicles have had a prior sale or have been a leased vehicle and must be a certain age within a certain mileage target. Certified vehicles are a great way to get all the bells and whistles of a new vehicle, but at a lower price with less depreciation.
A vehicle is often the second most expensive purchase someone makes, so it’s important that you’re confident in your choice. It’s a good idea to consider how you use your vehicle and what you want to do with it before you start car shopping. Are you planning to haul a trailer, boat, or camper? Then you’re looking for something with towing capacity. Want to have room for all your kids and all their friends? You’ll likely benefit from a van or SUV that has third row seating.Is fuel economy your biggest concern? Then you may want to consider an electric vehicle. Have a small budget? Then a used car is the way to go! Think about how you want to use your vehicle and how much money you’re willing to spend and you should have a pretty good idea of how to start your car buying experience.
When you’re shopping for a new car, truck, or SUV, you’ll want to have an idea of the vehicle manufacturer you want to see. In the U.S., new vehicles are all sold by a contracted new vehicle dealership. If you want Chevrolet or Toyota vehicles, you’ll have to visit a Chevrolet or Toyota dealership. If you’re looking for a new Cadillac, Hyundai, or Kia, you’ll want to visit one of our Taylor Family dealerships. Car shoppers in Toledo love that they can easily visit all three dealerships with little hassle as they are all located next to each other conveniently on Central Ave, while shoppers in Findlay can check both new Hyundai and new Kia models in one easy location.
There’s a bit more flexibility in where you can buy a used car, but it’s important to choose a reputable car dealer. Used cars are often sold “as-is” so it’s important that you are sold a quality vehicle or that any known issues are disclosed upfront. Most states have a “Lemon Law” that protects buyers from shady car dealership practices, but it’s best to avoid the hassles and headaches by choosing a trustworthy dealer. Every Taylor Automotive Family dealership carries used vehicles on their car lot and our used vehicles come with the same high quality standards car shoppers have come to expect from us. You’ll find quality, low mileage vehicles from a variety of automaker with great financing available.
We make it easy to find and purchase the new or used vehicle you want at all of our dealership locations. Our in-house financing experts can help you get the car loan you need at a great rate while taking advantage of all available dealer incentive. We also offer some of the highest trade-in incentives in Ohio with up to $5,000 more for your trade-in vehicle which can also help you save on Ohio sales tax on the purchase of your new vehicle. Stop by one of our dealership locations for a test drive or check out the huge selection of new and used vehicles in our inventory by starting your car shopping online today!