What You Should Know About Servicing A Discontinued Vehicle
It’s common for car buyers to have concerns about buying a discontinued model. However, it turns out that these vehicles come with a few key benefits for owners. Here are just some reasons to bring home a discontinued vehicle.
The short answer is: yes. Occasionally, manufacturers will discontinue a model for reasons such as low consumer interest or because they need to make room for newer models. Although they stop producing those vehicles, these automakers will continue to produce the parts for these models. Congress has passed many laws requiring car manufacturers to continue producing replacement parts and provide recall support for decades after discontinuing a certain model. For instance, GM still honors recall support on defunct brands like Oldsmobile, SAAB, and Hummer.
A discontinued model can actually be a plus when purchasing a new car. More often than not, manufacturers will provide incentives for these vehicles such as lower prices, interest rates, and special discounts. Some models’ value even goes up after discontinuation. For instance, after the Toyota FJ was discontinued, this model increased in value because consumers viewed it as a collectible.
Contact us at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC in La Grange, KY for more information about buying a discontinued vehicle. You can also stop by to browse our current inventory.