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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 Celebrate Halloween at Home

Normally, the town of Conover is filled with spooky, seasonal events throughout October that let families like yours celebrate the haunts of Halloween with your community. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, public gatherings aren’t encouraged in North Carolina, so it’s a wise idea to stay home and limit your party to just close relatives.

To help make the month special, here are some ideas for how you can celebrate Halloween at home with your loved ones.

Themed dinner

Stage an elaborate themed dinner party in which the dishes and plating have spooky inspirations: bloody mocktails, “finger” foods, and oozing dips are great inclusions. You can even play a murder mystery role-playing activity afterward.

Carve pumpkins

A favorite activity for us at Village Motors of Conover, our staff loves picking and etching shapes in pumpkins to display in the window. Bored of carving only pumpkins every year? Use this as an opportunity to carve other fruits or vegetables. Challenge your family to come up with the most creative food to carve.

Gingerbread haunted house

Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas; you can also make a haunted graveyard out of cookies and icing! Use cotton candy as cobwebs, strawberry jelly as blood splatters, or candy skulls for skeletons — your options are only limited by your creativity!

We at Village Motors of Conover wish you and your family a safe, festive Halloween. And if you need a new family SUV or car at a price that won’t scare you, browse our selection of affordable used cars.

What Are Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles?

Did you know more used cars are bought and sold than new cars every year? Still, despite their popularity, used cars can sometimes get a bad rap. If you’ve ever been surprised by hidden damages, you might be understandably cautious about picking up another ride that’s been previously-loved. That’s where Certified Pre-Owned programs come in. What are Certified Pre-Owned (or CPO) vehicles, though?

Requirements and Standards

When you buy a car through a CPO program, you’re purchasing a vehicle that meets specific requirements. Usually, the car has to be under a certain age and mileage and must qualify for the program by meeting the standards of a long, rigorous mechanical and cosmetic inspection.

Warranties

To offer extra reassurances, used cars purchased through a CPO program come with the backing of several warranties. Often, manufacturers will offer to cover anything that needs to be repaired within a short time of the initial purchase, and many powertrain warranties on CPO vehicles last several years.

Benefits

In addition to warranties, you’re likely to get some additional perks when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. 24/7 roadside assistance is pretty common, as is the car itself coming with a free Vehicle History Report and the option of dealership maintenance plans.

If you want to learn more about our Certified Pre-owned program or browse our extensive inventory, pay us a visit at Village Motors of Conover today.

Why Does My Credit Score Matter?

If you are in the market for a vehicle and you have been denied a loan from some banks because of your credit history, you might be left questioning why your credit score even matters at all.

Creditworthiness: Banks use your credit score as a quick vector check of your creditworthiness, or how likely you are to repay a loan. Low credit scores often indicate a limited credit history, defaulted payments, or a high debt-to-income ratio. None of these factors are catastrophic, though. Whether you have a short credit history or one that highlights a few mistakes, you can still get into the car of your dreams.

The Impact: Banks typically view low credit scores as red flags, and could deny you outright for an auto loan. Without the self-sufficiency afforded by a vehicle or the opportunity to improve a bad score, the credit score cycle can seem self-perpetuating. If your score is just high enough to be approved, you will still be subject to high-interest rates that can make repayment difficult.

The Village Motors of Conover Difference: At Village Motors of Conover, we aren’t like all of the other dealerships looking to make a quick buck. We value people over credit scores, which is why we work to offer you a great deal regardless of your credit history. No matter the severity of your situation, we will do our best to get you financed and on the path toward rebuilding your credit.

If you have questions about credit or would like to get approved for a new vehicle, call Village Motors of Conover today.