Buying a used car is a more practical and cost-effective option for many. Here at Second Chances Garage, you can buy reliable used vehicles that positively impact our community.
Our vehicles offer affordable transportation solutions for college and high school students, first-time drivers, and those looking for a reliable commuter car. Ultimately, your purchase will support our mission to help lower-income families and individuals become financially independent.
Here are four reasons to buy your next car from Second Chances Garage.
1. Previously Owned Cars Are More Affordable
There are many advantages to buying a used car over a new one. These cars are generally less expensive than new vehicles, and you can often get more for your money. You can purchase a previously owned automobile that is just a few years old with low mileage for a significantly lower price than a brand-new car.
Additionally, used car insurance premiums are typically far more affordable than their new automobile counterparts. Your insurance premiums will depend on your car’s value, and because most used cars are considered less valuable than new ones, insurance prices are usually less expensive. Plus, used vehicle registration fees are also typically more affordable.
With more affordable prices, insurance, and registration fees, buying a previously owned vehicle is a better financial option for most drivers.
2. New Vehicles Depreciate in Value
If you’ve ever bought a new car, you likely know that the second you drove away with your purchase, the vehicle depreciated around 9 to 11%. As soon as a buyer drives a new car off a lot, the vehicle begins to suffer wear and tear, reducing its value. Additionally, new cars lose value quickly due to more contemporary automotive advancements, and manufacturers increase the number of units over time, decreasing their demand.
You can expect a new car to depreciate by 20% after a single year, and it will continue depreciating rapidly for the next five years. For that reason, it makes more economic sense to invest in a previously owned car.
3. Our Vehicles Are MD Inspected
Though buying used makes more economic sense than investing in a new car, you still need to ensure that you invest in a reliable pre-owned vehicle. Otherwise, you may find yourself with never-ending repair and maintenance fees, or you could even require a replacement vehicle in only a few years.
A run-down used car can also be a safety hazard for you, your passengers, and others on the road. A poorly maintained or damaged automobile can come with a wide range of issues that impact its performance and safety, such as faulty brakes, worn tires, and malfunctioning airbags, leading to car accidents and potentially life-threatening personal injuries.
When you buy a previously owned automobile from Second Chances Garage, you can rest assured that your car is reliable and safe. All of our used cars are MD inspected, as Second Chances Garage is an MD used vehicle licensed dealer. We check all of our used cars’ key components to ensure their quality and safety, including their brakes, exhaust, seat belts, lights, steering, and more.
One important note is that we sell our MD-inspected cars as-is, but we’ll disclose any known issues.
4. Purchasing a Car from Second Chances Garage Helps Others
When you purchase an MD-inspected car from Second Chances Garage, you have the added benefit of knowing that you helped others. All of the proceeds we make with our car sales go toward our Low-Cost Vehicle and Reduced-Cost Repair programs, both of which empower lower-income families and individuals and help them on the path to financial independence.
Second Chances Garage’s Low-Cost Vehicle Program helps those in need obtain more affordable transportation. Tragically, many Maryland residents cannot afford to purchase a car, and this creates a cycle of poverty. It’s incredibly challenging to find stable employment without reliable transportation. We help families and individuals in Frederick County, Maryland obtain vehicles so they can improve their economic situation and eventually become financially independent.
If you purchase a used car from Second Chances Garage, you’ll also support our Reduced-Cost Repairs Program, helping those who own vehicles but can’t afford regular maintenance and repairs. Vehicles require regular maintenance and upkeep in order to ensure they function safely and efficiently and operate for as long as possible. We provide more affordable repair and maintenance costs for those who wouldn’t be able to pay for them otherwise.
Buy a Quality Used Car Today!
Buying a used car from Second Chances Garage is a great way to obtain a reliable and affordable automobile while also helping others. Visit our shop today at 528 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701, or you can inquire about our car inventory by calling 240-724-1919!