For some car shoppers, a risk-free certified pre-owned car from Jake Sweeney Cadillac may be the best option - and there are a lot of advantages. Here are just a few of the reasons to choose pre-owned.

This one's a no-brainer. When comparing apples to apples, buying pre-owned comes with a smaller price tag. So, that sports car you've had your eye on is within reach if it has a few miles on it already.

It's a well-known fact that new cars start to lose value the moment you drive them off the lot. Some models can lose as much as 40% of their value within the first year alone! When you go pre-owned, your vehicle's depreciation rate is much slower and you can be confident that your car will retain more value relative to price.

Another way that pre-owned cars save you money, besides the initial sticker price, is in insurance costs. Pre-owned cars cost less, therefore insurance rates are usually less as well.

Many pre-owned cars may still have the factory warranty included. If a pre-owned car was traded in after only 3 years and the factory warranty is 5 years, guess what? Depending on mileage, you still have up to 2 years of warranty coverage!

Plus, at Jake Sweeney Cadillac , our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with Owner Care, our newest benefits package. That means, you no longer have to worry about your pre-owned car letting you down.

With new cars  dealers have to pay for the shipment of their new inventory and this adds an additional charge on top of the sticker price of the car - up to a few hundred bucks. With pre-owned cars, there are no shipping costs, so you won't have to worry about getting "surprise" charges.
Also, many pre-owned cars come with options like roof racks, rust-proof coatings, pinstripes that increase the vehicles sticker price. However, these "extras" don't affect the price of a pre-owned car nearly as much 
as they do with new.

Sure, you can't pick-and-choose your options and trim levels like you can with new cars, but if you've been looking for a style or model that's no longer in production, then pre-owned is your best option.