With cities and states beginning to re-open, people have started to get out and get back to their lives slowly but surely.

While in quarantine for over a month, birthday have come and gone, graduations have come and gone and anniversaries have come and gone.

Now, people are trying to find those late gifts to give.

One of those gift ideas is a car, and the first question asked when looking to buy one is whether or not you want a used or a new car.

There are many differences between buying a used or a new car.

One common assumption is that a new car will be more dependable, and maintenance will be minimal.

However, while those assumptions are true in a sense, cars have never been more dependable, meaning that used cars are just as dependable.

More advantages to buying a used car include lower car insurance rates, registry renewals are cheaper and you can buy a more luxury car since a used car is cheaper in general.

Used cars even provide less stress. Got a ding in the door? With a used car, you’re more than likely not to care as much as you would if that had happened to your brand-new car.

Another big advantage if you buy a used car is the depreciation of it.

With a new car, the car might cost you 50 percent of what you paid for it in depreciation in just three years. However, with a used car, the depreciation won’t go down as much in that short amount of time.

The big concern with buying a used car is checking the car’s history. You don’t want to purchase a car only to find out that there have been issues with it in the past.

There are also advantages to buying a new car, though. With a new car, shopping is easy as the assumption is that they are in pristine and perfect condition. There are also more financing options when buying a new car that are offered to lure buyers. Cash rebates and new car loans are two of those options.

New cars also have the newest technology that is sure to keep your car looking up to date and safe as well as being more fuel efficient.

Overall, both sides have their advantages. Used cars are cheaper, just as dependent and the value won’t decrease as quickly as a new car. For a new car, you know you are getting a perfect car, new technology and more financing options.

Whether you want a new or used car, you can visit Rusty Wallace Ford and they will set you up with the car you are looking for at an affordable rate.

As things continue to open back up and people get out more, car sales are expected to stabilize and return to some sense of normalcy. Seen as an essential business, car dealerships never closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of that, they have not taken as big of a hit.

Rusty Wallace Ford has remained opened throughout the time with sales and maintenance work still coming in consistently.

They are located at 134 Sharon Dr. in Dandridge and are open from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays. If you have questions, you can call at 865-344-2270.

-Sponsored by Rusty Wallace Ford