Among drivers, there are two schools of thought: those who swear by new vehicles and those who have an unconditional love for their used car.

As you may have guessed, we’re in the second category… and we’re not alone!

There are many advantages to buying a second-hand vehicle. Whether we’re talking about price, choice or flexibility, there are many good reasons to go for the “used car” option.

Wondering about what type of vehicle you should buy next? Here are 5 reasons to choose a used car!

A Price Within your Budget

We can’t deny it: the price of a used car is definitely its most appealing asset.

From the almost-new car with only one owner to the small car that has accumulated several kilometres on the odometer, but still has many good years to go, you are offered a whole range of prices. All you have to do is to pick yours!

By choosing a used vehicle, you can stay within your budget without sacrificing the quality and comfort of your vehicle. All you have to do is make a list of your needs and choose the car that will meet them.

Not sure where to start? Check out our article on this topic!

A Loss in Value to Your Advantage

It’s a well-known fact: a new car will lose about 20% of its initial value as soon as it leaves the dealership. And it won’t get better: on average, a car loses 50% of its value in its first 3 years on the road and this figure drops to 75% after 6 years of use.

When buying a used car, these alarming statistics will be the least of your worries. On the contrary: they will work in your favour, since you’ll take advantage of a much lower price on your vehicle!

By the way, did you know that your Track Warranty is transferable to the next owner when you sell your vehicle? It’s true: your extended warranty increases the resale value of your car!

A Full Range of Options at your Reach

At first glance, the base price of a new vehicle may seem acceptable to you… but this price includes only “the basics.” As soon as you look into adding options, you’ll see the price rise alarmingly. Avoid unpleasant surprises: choose a used car instead.

When you buy a used car, you get more for less! Air conditioning, electric system, sunroof, heated seats… all these options that were paid for by the first owner are already included in your second-hand vehicle. Take advantage of them!

In fact, it’s good to remember that today’s cars perform better, longer. Some models can last for up to 300,000 km and even more! When you choose a used car, you choose a road partner that will accompany you for many years.

A Lower Price for Everything Around it

You don’t wish for it, but you should plan for it: sooner or later your car will need repairs. Auto parts for used vehicles are easier to find on the market, let alone their price, which is much more affordable!

If your car experiences a mechanical breakdown, our partner service centres will find the best part at the best price and handle your vehicle to get it back on the road.

In fact, even car insurance is cheaper for used cars. This means you’ll be covered all around for a very reasonable price.

Access to an Unparalleled Extended Warranty

Finally, by choosing to purchase a used car from one of our partner dealers, you will have access to the Track Extended Warranty.

Our protection plans are built according to your specific needs and will fit your budget. The dealer will guide you not only to choose your vehicle, but also your protection.

With your used car protected by the Track Warranty, you’re well equipped to hit the road with confidence!

It’s decided: you’re buying a used car! After doing your research and having found the car that suits your needs, you find yourself in the car dealer’s office, ready to sign the final papers. You can already picture yourself cruising down the road behind the wheel of your new travel partner… and the representative asks you: “Will you be taking the extended warranty?”

What exactly is a used vehicle extended warranty? What’s in it for you? Do you really need it? You’ll probably ask yourself all these questions… and you should.

Before you buy your next car, find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the used vehicle extended warranty.

Extended Warranty Explained

When we buy a used vehicle, we are unaware of its history. When you choose an extended warranty, you get peace of mind.

While automobile insurance compensates you in the event of an accident, theft or vandalism, the extended warranty protects you in the event of mechanical breakdown.

Do you wonder what the extended warranty covers? It all depends on the plan you select! Track offers different protection plans, adapted to your budget and needs.

Whichever plan you choose, the extent of what is covered will be clearly stated in the contract you sign with your car dealer.

Advantages of Being Protected

By choosing the Track warranty, you are assured peace of mind. The protection follows you everywhere you go, without you having to worry about it.

Opting for the extended warranty is the best way to avoid unexpected expenses related to your car. With Track, you are protected, and so is your wallet!

In addition, the Track warranty comes with a network of well-established service centres. In the event of a claim, we will direct you to a recognized workshop that specializes in the type of repairs to be done on your vehicle.

This way, if anything goes wrong, you can focus on what’s important to you while we (and our qualified partners) take care of everything!

Track: A Trusted Service

At Track, we are committed to offering you a human and accessible service. If you need to call us, rest assured: you won’t be talking to a machine.

With us, you will never be left alone. We will be there to listen and to guide you through the steps to follow. You will be taken care of quickly, and we will put you in contact with the best services according to your needs.

Serving its clients since 1992, our Quebec company trains its representatives to answer your questions efficiently, in both French and English.

Worry-free Savings… and Even Profit

We wouldn’t wish this on anyone, but let’s be realistic: no car is immune to mechanical breakdown. This kind of trouble can greatly affect your budget. By opting for the extended warranty now, you can avoid unnecessary stress in the future.

Do you ever cross the border for work? Do you dream of discovering Western Canada on your next trip? With the Track Extended Warranty, your vehicle is protected throughout Canada and the United States. You can therefore drive in complete safety.

Finally, the extended warranty is not only a good way to protect yourself and travel confidently, but it can even increase the resale value of your vehicle!

In fact, all Track protection plans are transferable when you sell your car to an individual. This is a good negotiating argument to keep in mind!

You are now well informed of the extended warranty for a used vehicle. When you are ready to buy your next car, ask your dealer about Track!

There are plenty of reasons to choose a used car over a new one. You need a car, but you don’t necessarily want to dedicate a large portion of your budget to exorbitant payments? A used vehicle is the solution.

Also, for a first car, the second-hand option is ideal. Not only will it better fit the budget of first-time drivers, but also… in the event of an accident or a fender bender, it’s less heartbreaking.

Finally, when you need to travel with the whole family, a used car allows you to travel with confidence and at a reasonable price.

Buying a used car can seem complicated for someone who is less familiar with it. Here are a few tips to help you choose your used car confidently.

Set Your Budget

The purchase of a car is a major expense — almost as important as buying a house! That’s why, just as with home shopping, it’s important to set a budget and to stick to it, no matter what.

If you decide to take out a loan to finance the purchase of your used car, do the exercise: revise your budget by planning a “car” amount. Your car should become your ally, not a source of financial stress!

Remember: the loan payment will not be your only car-related expense. All cars, new or used, require maintenance:

Sounds like a lot to plan for? Free your mind by purchasing the Track Extended Warranty from your car dealer. A mechanical breakdown? We’ll take care of it!

Identify Your Needs

Once your budget is set, it eliminates some vehicles available on the market right away. Likewise, identifying your needs allows you to reduce the possibilities, while rationalizing your purchase.

By setting clear guidelines, you ensure that you are not acting on impulse. It’s fairly more work, but trust us, your future self will thank you for it!

A family with young children will definitely not have the same needs as a CEGEP student. We will therefore study these needs together.

The best way to sort out our automotive needs? Good old paper and pen! By making a list, everything will quickly become much more concrete in your eyes.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself about your car needs:

By answering these questions, the choice will be obvious. You will then be able to determine whether you need a compact car or a van, a sedan or a hatchback, a 3 or 5-door… you get the idea!

Be Willing to Compromise

Buying a used car comes with many advantages, the most important of which is, of course, the lower cost. However, this option requires flexibility on certain other aspects of the vehicle, compared to a new car.

When the time comes to discard certain options, think about what is essential for you. For example, a sunroof is probably a luxury that can be put aside. But air conditioning when you face traffic jams every summer day? You don’t want to go without it!

By choosing a used car, you may not have as many choices in terms of body colours. We all have our preferences, but don’t let them stop you. Some less popular shades will give you a better price on your vehicle. Ever dreamed of having a small yellow car? It’s time to embrace your originality!

Choose Who to Buy From

You have set your budget, identified your needs and decided to remain open to compromise. Now, who are you going to buy your car from? From an individual or a used car dealer?

In the end, the choice is yours. However, you should know that by doing business with a dealer, you benefit from the protection offered by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). This law does not protect you when you buy from an individual.

Moreover, by buying your next used car from a dealer who offers the Track Warranty, you make sure you are protected, wherever you go!