Buying a used car is still very popular. Many people give up buying a new car and opt for a used car, partly because it is cheaper. This blog post presents 5 myths that are put into perspective.

  • It's a one-off offer

Don't be fooled by one-off offers. The used car market is huge and new used cars are added every day. So take enough time to do a thorough comparison and don't rush into buying a new used car.

  • If the car looks good, everything is fine

Of course, this is not always true. Although the car's appearance can give you an indication of its condition, you should still be careful. Make sure you test the car and have it checked in an independent garage.

  • Used cars are more expensive than leasing

Don't forget that in addition to the leasing costs, you will have to pay for fuel, insurance, taxes, tyres and their storage, maintenance and repairs. All these costs add up. With a used car, you usually pay a low one-off price, but it should be noted that you have to pay for insurance, taxes, tyres and tyre storage, service and maintenance.

  • If the used car has been in an accident, individuals are not required to disclose this

Private individuals are also obliged to disclose accidents. However, minor damage is not covered by this obligation. If in doubt, it is advisable to consult an independent garage. However, it is essential to specify in the contract whether the car is accident-free or not.

  • With second-hand cars, there are only problems

It is clear that the risk of repair is greater than with a new car. However, the loss of value is less. The best thing to do is to take out a minimum warranty, so you're covered.

Dispelling myths

As you can see, the myths about used cars are not always true. Don't be convinced by one-off offers, but compare different used cars. When you go to see the condition of the car, take the time to test drive it to see if you feel comfortable behind the wheel. Just because it looks good doesn't mean it's a perfect car and won't change.

In the case of a used car, as in the case of a leased car, you also have to deal with insurance, tax and cantonal registration. If you want to drive a new car or one that is in perfect condition, then you should drive a car from Carvolution. Thanks to the all-inclusive bundle, you don't have to worry about anything and you always keep your costs under control thanks to the fixed monthly price. You will also find an overview of Carvolution and the car subscription.

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