Cockeysville

10026 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030 410-656-8787

Frederick - 355

5616 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704 301-663-4456

Frederick - Rt 40

1427 W. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21702240-439-6910

Ellicott City

8594 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043410-401-4040

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Why Buy a Used Car in 2021?
January 19


Why Buy a Used Car in 2021?

 You may find yourself in need of a new vehicle in 2021. In this blog, we outline some of the top reasons you should consider purchasing a used car. 

This week, CarProUSA reports that a new car's average price in Q4, 2020 hit $40,000 for the first time. That may be reason enough to consider a quality used car…but we will provide some additional reasons.

Due to the COVID pandemic, it is still a tight auto market in Maryland. You may be weighing “new vs. used” as you consider a purchase. Here are 5 reasons to consider a used auto this year. 

5 Reasons to Consider a Used Auto Now

 If you are weighing your options, here are some top points to consider. 

  1. In 2020, the average monthly payment for a new auto rose to $581 per pymnts.com. During the current employment environment, perhaps $581/month may not fit your budget. Or maybe you do not want to spend your savings on the down payment for a new auto. The average new car down payment for a new automobile is now over $4,700. Many now want to keep their savings for an emergency fund.
  2. The new auto market is now no longer including the incentives that were often offered pre-COVID. Zero interest, money back, and upgrades are no longer easy to find.
  3. While many are still working from home (WFH), they are driving less. A used auto now fits the lifestyle of many as commuting miles are not piling up.
  4. Pre-COVID, you may have been frequenting public transportation. You are now only looking for an auto to replace that transportation option. A used automobile is a perfect choice.
  5. In 2021, we find manufacturers shying away from subscription and lease programs. Lease fans are now leaning towards the used market. If you have been considering a lease or subscription program, take another look at the used automobile selection at HiLo Auto.

Today’s Used Car Lot 

If you have recently visited a new auto dealership, then you know that you often need an appointment to test drive a car. The continued COVID pandemic has changed the landscape of auto sales. No longer can you hop from one new auto dealership to the next, without an appointment, to test drive a wide variety of makes and models of autos. 

To ensure a variety of choices, your best bet is now a used car lot. Browse auto listings, call ahead and schedule an appointment to test drive various autos that will fit your needs. With a wide variety of used models on the lot, you may find a few options that fit both your needs and wants…as well as your budget. 

The Savvy Experience 

Today's used auto experience is savvy. Dealerships, such as HiLo Auto in Maryland, offer a variety of autos and on-site assistance with finance and insurance contacts. Sales representatives are trained to find the best car to fit your needs while maintaining a safe visit during COVID. 

Browse our recent blogs to learn about test drives, maintenance, best practices, and a way forward for first-time auto buyers. How can we help you


 

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