When you’re shopping for a generator, it is very important to consider both new and used options available. Having a wide knowledge of the products available on the market can be invaluable to you, so it’s important to find out what type of generator you need to fulfill your needs and fit your budget.
One decision that certainly shouldn’t be overlooked is the choice between new and used, after deciding whether a natural gas or diesel generator would be preferable. Buyers should be aware of the various different generators for sale on the market. Used diesel generators are usually sold by reputable dealers. These products are likely to satisfy your energy needs reliably, for a substantially lower price than you’d pay for a completely new generator or engine, but how do you know which one to choose?
What Are The Benefits Of Purchasing A New Generator?
The primary benefit of purchasing a brand new generator is that it will be covered by a manufacturer’s warranty. Such warranties usually last a couple of years and ensure that the owner will not be financially responsible for any unforeseen problems; the extent of the coverage varies between manufacturers and often hinges upon the intended use of the generator itself. As with any purchase, this kind of insurance policy helps to provide great comfort to the buyer of the generator. However, it is very possible to find second hand generators that are for sale and still have the original warranty and, furthermore, many companies that deal in used generators will provide guarantees on their own refurbished products, to entice you to buy it.
If you’re in need of a new generator and you’re considering purchasing a used generator, be sure to ask the seller if any type of warranty or guarantee is included. If one is included, this should increase your confidence in buying a used generator significantly.
Most second or third-hand generators will not be insured to the extent that a new generator would be. Therefore, it’s recommended that you learn the usage history of any used generator before purchasing it. The fewer hours on the engine, the less likely you’ll be to have problems with your purchase; we suggest inquiring about the generator’s previous employment. If it was used primarily for standby power or only as an emergency backup, it probably has far less wear and tear than if it was continuously powering heavy machinery or a large electrical system.
A Few Other Benefits
Benefits of purchasing a new generator include:
- Cost Effective – A lot of the cheaper generators will be fit to meet your needs and requirements. Cost effective generators are perfect for anyone looking for a generator to help backup their power.
- Very Safe – Both new and used generators go through all of the necessary tests and will have been deemed safe to use by Bellwood Rewinds. Sleep safe in the knowledge that the generator you purchase will be very safe to use.
- Solve Problems – Generators can help solve power outage problems as and when they happen. Turning your generator on will give you light and power once again, allowing you to work on the problem of your power outage with a clear head.
There are many benefits to choosing a generator when you require a backup power source for your home or business. Used generators are generally cheaper, but make sure you ask about the usage history before you make any buying decision.
If you have any questions, please take the time to get in touch and speak to a member of the Bellwood Rewinds team. We will gladly answer any questions and help you to make an informed decision.