When looking for a car to buy, many people go straight to buying a new car fresh off a lot or through a manufacturer. But there are thousands of used cars available to buy that may be a preferable option for you. Some people may be worried about buying a used car, but there are actually plenty of benefits to shopping for a used car instead.

Here are a few reasons to consider buying a used car instead of a new one.

Cheaper Repairs

Repairing a used car is easier and cheaper than repairing a new car. This is because the parts are more likely to be readily available in large amounts, and you don’t have to buy directly from the manufacturer. A mechanic will also probably charge you less for working on an older model of car than a new vehicle due to the extra labour needed arranging parts for new cars.

Additional Features

You’re more likely to find great features already built into used cars, instead of having to pay a lot of money for these extras to be added to a new vehicle. This could be a sunroof, CD player, built-in sat-nav, heated seats etc. Modern alternatives to additional features may have become available, meaning the older version won’t add too much to a second-hand price.

Same Day Purchase

There is usually a lot of paperwork and time wasted when purchasing a new car. The car could be custom made for you and shipped from another country, sometimes taking months to actually arrive from when you ordered it. Used cars do not have these troubles. You can typically pick a used car up on the same day you have purchased it, ready for immediate driving.


It is often much cheaper to insure a used car. This is because new cars are always more of a risk to insure for companies, but used cars will not offer such a large payout if it gets into a collision. You’ll also find yourself paying less tax, which is usually determined by the current retail value of a car. As the car gets older, the retail value drops and brings the tax down.

Used Cars From A Car Garage Near Me

If you’re looking for great quality second-hand cars in the Stoke-on-Trent area, get in touch with Adderley Green Garage. We have a wide selection of used cars that are kept in a first-class condition. We are a supplier of all makes and models, while also offering finance options and part exchange.

And if you have any problems with your vehicle, we also offer servicing, repairs and MOT testing. So call us today on 01782 312 510 to talk through your used car requirements with one of our staff. To find out more about our services, visit our website now.