Here’s Why Car Buying is Increasing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Product Expert | Posted in Used Cars on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 at 9:26 pm
2018 Toyota Avalon

Benefits of Owning a Car During Era of COVID-19

Back in 2019, we didn’t have to worry about brushing shoulders with a stranger, gathering in large groups for a concert at Red Rocks or going on a plane to enjoy a week-long cruise. The Coronavirus outbreak has changed life as we know it—altering day-to-day activities, calling for mask wearing and socially distant practices. One change seen throughout American society while attempting to navigate life amid the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in car sales.

Man packing the roof containers of a car

Why are car sales increasing?

There are a variety of things that could explain why car sales are increasing, but a few include that public transit is frequented by a wide variety of people and there is no way to guarantee a safe and sanitized environment with social distancing all the time, many people who have never owned a vehicle or felt the need to are now shopping for them. According to an article from NPR, there is a decrease in the use of rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft, and at the same time, more people are buying new and pre-owned vehicles.  

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What are benefits of buying a used vehicle?

When it comes time to buy a vehicle, one of the first decisions that shoppers need to make is whether they are going to buy a new or preowned vehicle. When shopping for a new vehicle, you see a higher price tag, along with technology play touchscreen displays and intuitive smartphone integration. Oftentimes, pre-owned vehicles offer the same technology and performance as new models but feature a far less expensive price tag.

Shop for a Pre-Owned Vehicle in Grand Junction, CO

Shoppers at Carville’s Auto Mart in Grand Junction, CO enjoy a vast selection of pre-owned vehicles at a competitive price. We also offer flexible and customized financing options that help make getting the perfect pre-owned vehicle more affordable. If you have any questions, please contact us or give us a call at 970-241-5370.