Since the 1980s, improved manufacturing processes and materials have helped to keep vehicles lasting longer. In the late 1970s, for example, the electro-deposit method of dipping entire metal bodies enabled a big leap in corrosion-resistance as the primer paint completely covered every square millimetre of metal.
So if cars are generally well looked and serviced regularly after by their owners, they will be quite lasting and remain in good condition for many years. Thus, a secondhand (or pre-owned, as the industry prefers to term it) can be almost as good as a new one – but costs less to acquire.
Depreciation is unescapable and other than the very special models that start appreciating when they are sold, all cars start to depreciate the moment they leave the showroom. Some have their value diminish at a faster rate than others but generally, the most significant depreciation occurs in the earlier years and then slows down.
So you actually get more savings if you buy a relatively new pre-owned car and often, you also get the remainder of the warranty which is transferable. That is particularly valuable when buying a pre-owned car if you are concerned about any unexpected problems occurring after getting it.
If you are looking for pre-owned vehicles, Bermaz Anshin is a reliable source as it is affiliated with the Bermaz Auto Group which handles brands such as Mazda, Peugeot and Kia. Bermaz Anshin has a range of pre-owned vehicles of the Peugeot and Mazda brands available for sale to the public.
The vehicles are from the company’s fleet or traded-in by customers, but they are all certified in that they have been through a stringent and rigorous inspection procedure. Every aspect of each vehicle is checked to ensure it is in proper condition and good running order, and the service records are verified to confirm that the vehicle has been regularly serviced by an authorised service centre.
Purchasers of all Bermaz Anshin certified pre-owned vehicles will also enjoy the original warranty for the period remaining as well as applicable free scheduled maintenance (5 years/100,000 kms when the vehicle was first registered). The applicable period will be based on the date of the original registration.
In addition, purchasers also have a similar benefit given to those who buy new Peugeot or Mazda vehicles: 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance. This will give peace of mind, especially on journeys outstation.
Bermaz Anshin has a constant turnover of vehicles which include the Peugeot 2008, 3008, 5008, Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda MX-30, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-8 and Mazda BT-50. This weekend, there are attractive deals available at the Bermaz Anshin Glenmarie outlet so if you are shopping for your next car (or an additional one) and want to save money, that would be a good place to check out.