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Compare the Costs: Buying a new Car vs. Used

Posted on 07/18/2017

For those of you looking at brand new/used cars,  thought you might take a quick look, and just some

Thought on the subject.

Buying a used car is less expensive upfront. For example, a 2017 Hyundai Sonata is listed at $21,950, while a 2015 model has an average fair market value of just under $14,800, according to Kelley Blue Book. By dropping just two model years, you’d save around $7,000, about a third of the suggested retail price.

Comparing the costs of buying new versus used starts with the real money-saver in buying a used car: depreciation. This is the amount of value a car loses as it ages.

 

Besides the savings in the purchase price, there are other benefits to buying a used car. You’ll face lower insurance rates with an older car. This is because it would be less expensive to repair or replace a used car if it were stolen or in an accident. Annual registration fees are also less expensive for older cars.

  • UPSIDE for buying a new car.
  • Easier shopping
  • Lower financing rates
  • Newer technology
  • Warranty coverage—although we offer the same warranty 3 years 36,000 miles.

Your decision

Buying a used car usually is the better financial bet: The purchase price is lower, you avoid the biggest hit from depreciation, and you pay less for car insurance. However, other factors could still push you toward buying a new car. You may pay more upfront, but depending on the car, the price could be made up in low financing rates, warranties, new features and convenience.

#NEWCAR #usedcar #Maintenance

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL BLOW OUT SPECIAL

Posted on 07/14/2017

BACK TO SCHOOL BLOW OUT SPECIAL

SAVE $64.71

Regular Price $103.71 SPECIAL  $39.00 expires 9/29/2017

  • Oil and Filter Change
  • 50 Point Savety & Maintenance Inspection
  • Performance test drive
  • Front Wipers
  • Tire Rotation
  • Battery Test
  • Consultation about any concerns you may have

Whether you are going back to school, going on a trip, want a dependable car for work or just want to get in on our Special for the Fall Weather: Give us a call.

Rick’s Auto Service 574-255-4724

 

 

"My Brake".....

Posted on 06/28/2017

"My brake" is often how customers start when experiencing some difference in braking. Here are some red flags if your brakes are doing or feeling the following:
1.Brakes are vibrating when you step on them: It occurs when the metal of the calipers are grinding against the metal of the rotors.
2. Squealing & grinding noises usually mean the brake pads are wearing out. 
3.Vehicle pulls to one side when braking. Common causes could be a stuck caliper, collapsed brake hose, uneven wear on pads or brake fluid impurities.
4. Brake Pedal feels different. Knowing how your brakes feel-if you experience mushy brake(pressing all the way down) or the opposite when the brakes engage at hardly any touch.
5. The ABS Light illuminates. If the light comes on the dashboard it could mean your computer has detected a problem with the braking system.
Give us a call if any of the following happens, so you aren't left without brakes, a truly needed item when one is driving!!
#Brakes #Maintenance #ABSlight

 

 

Buying a "NEW" to you car.

Posted on 06/27/2017

When you are buying a "new" to you car

You DO NOT want to:

1. Buy a car sight unseen or without a test drive.

2. Buy without checking to see if the title is clear..

3. Bring a lot of cash...

4. Meet at night...

5. Believe everything the seller tells you, or at least make sure you check it out.

WHAT YOU DO WANT TO DO:

1. TAKE IT TO RICK'S AUTO SERVICE HERE IN MISHAWAKA AND GET A NEW TO YOU CHECK.

Unfortunately we had a customer not to long ago buy a car sight unseen, they ended up having to put another $2500.00 into the car, because it started making weird sounds shortly after they bought it.

 

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