Fun Facts About Used Cars You May Not Have Known

January 22nd, 2020 by


At Carter Chevrolet in Okarche, we pride ourselves in being knowledgeable in all manner of things: fishin’, eating fried chicken without getting your fingers too greasy (only reasonably greasy), maintaining a gorgeous beard, and most of all, Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs. We’ve also got a great selection of high-quality used cars, so that makes us pretty on the ball when it comes to pre-owned vehicles. In fact, let us drop some hot knowledge on you with a few facts about used cars you may not know.

  • Your average used car will have three owners in its lifetime. Autotrader says the fewer owners a car has had, the better off you’ll probably be, but it’s more about how the car was cared for than anything else. That’s why it’s good to have a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report on your side to paint a better picture of how a used car was treated. For what it’s worth, a ton of our used vehicles are one-owner rides.
  • Speaking of the CARFAX®, Autoblog wrote some time ago that as many as half of all vehicles with flood damage end up back on the road and up for sale. Our experts comb over all of our used cars to make sure that they’re on the up-and-up and that your next purchase won’t be a washout.
  • Want a pink car? You’re not going to have all that much luck. In 2008, there were only 249 pink vehicles listed for sale, which was about 2,000 times less than the number of silver rides available. But if you want to get you a white car and take it somewhere to turn it pink, nobody is going to stop you.
  • Most used cars are not haunted. We can say to a reasonable degree of certainty that there are no ghosts associated with any of the used cars we sell at Carter Chevrolet. Kurt said he saw a ghost once, but he also claimed he caught a 30-pound rainbow trout last summer, so…

If you’re on the hunt for a super-cool new-to-you car, truck, or SUV, we’d love to show you around the lot. Carter Chevrolet has over 100 used vehicles in stock, and they’re all backed by quality inspection, supported by a free CARFAX® report, and totally not haunted.