Benefits of a CARFAX 1 Owner Car Phoenix AZ
Why do people look for a car that has had only one owner? There are some facts that suggest a 1 owner car is more desirable than one with multiple owners. Earnhardt Auto is proud to have a big inventory of Carfax 1 Owner car Phoenix AZ.
1 Owner Car Advantages.
- Lower mileage than normal for the age of the vehicle
- Less wear and tear
- More regular maintenance
- Detailed maintenance and repair record
- Consistency in how the vehicle has been driven
- Owner paid more originally and more likely to care more for the vehicle.
Should You Pay More for a 1 Owner Car?
Each used vehicle should be compared to another used vehicle of the same age and features. This is what makes pricing hard to understand sometimes. The dealer takes into account mileage, condition, trim level, and desirable features. Thus, a 1 Owner Car often has advantages when it comes to mileage and condition. This means it may be priced higher than its counterpart.
If you are looking at how a vehicle is valued, you will notice that Kelley Blue Book and other automotive valuation companies do not take into account the actual vehicle’s history or its number of owners. The CARFAX History-Based Value is the most accurate price because it does take those factors into consideration. .
At Earnhardt Auto, you can ask why a used car has a certain price. We will be happy to explain how we come to these decisions. One thing’s for sure, you will get value for your money from any of our used cars, especially our 1 owner SUVs and cars.
There are many kinds of desirable one-owner cars to think about. So we will address each one and its 1 owner benefits.
Leased 1 Owner
A leased vehicle has been kept in perfect condition because it has to be. The original owner is technically the dealership, and the driver has to keep the vehicle well-maintained to match the requirements of the lease. Generally that driver kept the car or SUV for only three or four years. One can assume that it never had a wreck. You can check those things out on the CarFax.
There are many leased vehicles that appear in our used car selection. We find that they go quickly because they offer a combination of factors that discriminating buyers want. First, they are less expensive than new. Second, they look and run like new. Third, they have low mileage.
If the vehicle is certified preowned, then it also qualifies for new car financing. CPO vehicles come with warranties and more guarantees than the average vehicle. You can be sure that Earnhardt meets all manufacturer requirements for inspection and improvements before receiving CPO certification.
Long Term Owner
The average car owner now drives their vehicle for seven years or more. In this case, the CarFax can present a very clear picture of the vehicle’s maintenance and repair record. There should be no surprises or worries. It may not have low mileage, but there is reassurance that someone cared for the vehicle. That owner saw it as an investment and made sure to keep it in good condition.
Occasionally 1 owner cars were driven by what we call lifetime owners. This is someone who didn’t drive a lot, and they got a decade or more out of the vehicle. Often the mileage is remarkably low for the age of the vehicle. While these older cars rarely qualify as certified preowned, they are, nonetheless, a good value. You can tell that someone handled the vehicle with care.
Remember, getting a one-owner car is not about the title. A title is just as legal from a multi-owner car as it would be from a single-owner car. The importance of 1 owner vehicles is the package: low mileage, good condition, no wrecks, and good maintenance record.
CARFAX 1 Owner Benefits
One reason that Earnhardt uses CARFAX is we want to know everything about the cars we sell. And, we know that our customers want to know everything about the car they are buying. A CARFAX vehicle history report shows who has owned the car, what state or states it has been titled in, and how much maintenance and repair has been done.
CARFAX helps our inventory purchasers and our customers avoid vehicles that have been flooded, hail-damaged, wrecked, and/or salvaged and rebuilt.
You can get more information about vehicle pricing, CARFAX, and 1 Owner facts from the staff at Earnhardt Auto. Talk to us online about the vehicles you like in our inventory. We can answer your questions and arrange a test drive.