BUYING A USED CAR
Difficult economic times often lead car buyers to delay the purchase of a new car or purchasing certified pre-owned vehicles instead. If you’re searching online to find used cars for sale, these are some of the things you’ll need to consider according to KIA’s Certified Pre-owned General Manager Grant Cumming.
Reasons you should choose a pre-owned vehicle
There are a number of benefits associated with purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle, the biggest one is the reduced cost associated with purchasing one. This reduced cost has two benefits, firstly, it can result in reduced monthly payments to the car owner, secondly, it can widen the list of vehicles that fit your budget. In addition to this, used car owners don’t have to contend with the initial depreciation cost associated with the purchase of a new vehicle. Although purchasing a vehicle pre-owned has a number of perks, there are also pitfalls to consider.
Reasons why you shouldn’t choose a pre-owned vehicle
One of the biggest issues with purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is the risk of the seller not disclosing defects or mechanical issues the vehicle may have. Even if there are no known mechanical issues, used car buyers can get surprised with costly repair bills as a result of mechanical problems that are not covered by the manufacturer's warranty. An additional pitfall to purchasing a pre-owned vehicle is that one is often limited to the spec options that are already on the vehicle, unlike a new car where one is able to add specifications according to one’s needs.
Avoiding the pitfalls of purchasing a used car.
One way to avoid the pitfalls previously mentioned is to insist on purchasing Certified Pre-owned Vehicles. Certified Pre-owned websites like www.kiakonfidence.co.za , often have their vehicles undergo stringent tests by specialists like Dekra, in addition to this, their vehicles are often backed by assurances like the balance of manufacturer warranty and 30-day return policies. Furthermore, Certified Pre-owned Platforms will often have a particular set of requirements that a vehicle must fulfil in order to be listed on the platform.
Tips for choosing your used car.
Alternatively, you can make use of certified pre-owned platforms like KIA Konfidence where all vehicles meet stringent parameters and are backed by the KIA Konfidence promise, which includes a 125 point check, full franchise service history, balance of manufacturer warranty, independent quality assurance certification, 12 month’s roadside assistance and 30 day/1000km exchange policy (Ts&Cs apply).
Happy car hunting!
General Manager KIA Retail Operations.
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