Category Archives: Used Vehicles

Why Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle During Tax Season

Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle can be a significant financial decision no matter the time of year. However, buying one from Village Motors of Conover during tax season comes with more than a few benefits. If you’re looking for a high-quality, new-to-you ride in Conover, North Carolina, here are some reasons to shop here during tax time.

Use that extra money

Depending on how you set up your tax returns, you may be able to pad your bank account when your refund check arrives. With that money, you can place a higher down payment on a reliable vehicle for your family — and secure lower monthly rates at the same time — or maybe buy a model with a few more bells and whistles.

Get a better deal

You can take advantage of special dealer incentives during tax season, which can help you get the most out of your refund and save a few bucks — all while getting a great deal on a great car. Feel free to call a member of our sales staff at 866-202-0318 for more information on current specials!

Give your wallet a treat

If you thought your IRS refund was generous, just wait until you experience our trade-in program. We’ll gladly offer you credit at the fair market value for your older vehicle, which you can apply toward the cost of your next car. With the value of your trade combined with the extra money in your pocket, the automotive market can be your oyster.

To check out some of the high-quality pre-owned vehicles available at Village Motors of Conover this tax season — or to learn more about our trade-in program — don’t hesitate to call or visit us online.

IS that Too Many Miles For A Used Car?

When you’re buying a used vehicle, one thing you’ll want to factor in is the mileage. With these tips on understanding how to know if a pre-owned vehicle has too many miles on the odometer and our “Iron-Clad Guarantee,” which promises a free auto check report and inspection, you’ll be able to make an informed purchase at Village Motors of Conover.

Calculate based on the average miles-per-year

The industry average for mileage in America is 15,000 miles per year. Looking for a used vehicle that’s at or below this average according to its age is a great starting point when searching for a quality used model. For instance, a car that’s 5 years old with 100,000 miles may have been overtaxed during its previous years, whereas a 5-year-old model with 45,000 miles is probably in great shape for its age.

Look at the brand’s average lifespan

Some brands are known to have longer lifespans than others, so you should take that into consideration when you’re looking at mileage. For a model that lasts, on average, 130,000 miles, 70,000 miles isn’t as appealing as it would be compared to a model that can regularly go for 180,000.

Compare the mileage to the price

Don’t get caught up in looking for low mileage while shopping for a used model. Price should always be a factor. A guide like Kelley Blue Book can help you determine a vehicle’s worth compared to its age, mileage, and condition, and help you find a great deal.

At Village Motors of Conover, our only goal is to make your car-buying experience stress-free and to do everything to make sure you find a great deal on a model that works for you. If you’re in the market for a high-quality new-to-you vehicle, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit and peruse our lot.

How to Make Sure You’re Buying a Safe Used Car for Your Family

Used cars can be a great deal money-wise, but are they safe for your family? When you buy from Village Motors of Conover, you can rest assured that your precious passengers will be safe.

No Need to Sacrifice Safety for Savings

Just because you choose to save money by purchasing a used car instead of a new one, it doesn’t mean you can’t find a safe vehicle for your family. You have to be careful when buying a used car that you don’t take on someone else’s problems, but you can do that by checking out the vehicle’s history report and having it checked out by a mechanic.

Vehicle History Reports

Companies like CarFax® and AutoCheck® offer reports on maintenance records and accident reports. You can access this information by inputting the vehicle’s VIN number as long as reports have been filed on that particular vehicle.

A Thorough Once Over

It is always a good idea to have a mechanic look at a car you are thinking of purchasing. This can alert you to any problems, and then you can decide if they are serious enough for you to give the vehicle a pass. Some dealerships will certify used cars through their own service departments.

If you’re looking for a reliable pre-owned vehicle that will keep your family safe on the go, check out our extensive online inventory at Village Motors of Conover.

Is it a Good Idea to Buy a Pre-Owned EV?

Electric vehicles are more popular than ever, thanks to increased commitment from major automakers in the United States. Unfortunately, as a result of their state-of-the-art technology, EVs can often be more expensive to purchase new than traditional gas-powered vehicles. If you’ve been interested in buying one but haven’t wanted to pay a premium new car price, consider purchasing a pre-owned EV from Village Motors of Conover.

Depreciation Savings

The biggest reason that used vehicles tend to be more affordable than new models is their rate of depreciation. New models immediately lose value upon purchase, but pre-owned cars have already taken that hit. As a result, you’ll pay less for a pre-owned EV upfront.

Gas Savings

On top of saving money when you purchase your used EV, you’ll also save money on gas. If you opt for a pre-owned hybrid or EV from Village Motors of Conover, you’re sure to enjoy increased fuel economy and possibly avoid paying for gas altogether.

Features

When you buy an EV from Village Motors, the money you’ll save can be used to spring for premium features you might not have otherwise been able to afford. Cars don’t change a lot from year to year, which means you can still enjoy the same modern technology features in a late model EV without paying a premium.

Visit Village Motors of Conover today to browse our large inventory of pre-owned EVs.

Is Now A Good Time To Get A Great Deal On A Used Car?

While not all of the headlines we’ve seen in 2020 have been uplifting, this year does have at least one treat in store. If you’re in the market to buy a used car, the experts think this may be the time.

The Manheim Used Vehicle Index features a Manheim Market Report that looks at changes in the market. It found that there was an almost 12 percent drop in wholesale used vehicle prices in early April, compared to March prices. The report found that prices fell in all major segments, with vehicles that were three years old falling almost 5 percent.

Car and Driver compiled a list of vehicles that they recommend in the $5,000 range. It included favorites like the Ford Ranger, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Accord, and Jeep Wrangler. iSeeCars also released its recommendations, and it featured a 2015 Mazda6 for around $13,000 that was the best option in 20 metro areas.

It is worth noting that you may get less money for your used vehicle if you choose to sell it or trade it in. So, make sure to factor that into your decision-making process. Of course, the financial experts here at Village Motors of Conover are always ready to work with you do secure a great deal on your trade-in.

Additionally, despite the dip in the market, the Manheim Market Report found that sales for used luxury cars and SUVs are still going strong.

If you’re ready to get the deal of a lifetime on a high-quality used vehicle, please stop by Village Motors of Conover and browse our lot.