6 Signs You Should Get Rid of your old car

You may already be dreaming of your next ride, but is it really time to get rid of your old car? Here are six signs it might be time to let it go:

  1. Your trusty ride might not be so trusty. High-mileage cars are at an increased risk of having major components wear out, which could cause a break down. If you’re afraid of breaking down on the side of the road and potentially being stranded, it may be time to invest in a more reliable ride.

  2. Repair costs are getting too high. Major repair bills for things like engine and transmission work can add up to more than the current Kelley Blue Book value of your older car. If you’re pouring hundreds of dollars just to stay on the road, you might find new car payments to be substantially less.

  3. Your lifestyle has changed. A sporty 2-door coupe may be fun to drive, but it might not suit your needs if you have small children to transport. Similarly, it can be hard to find street parking for a large pickup truck if you live on a dense city block. Take a look at your current situation, and see if your car is meeting your needs.

  4. Your car lacks current safety features. As safety features such as side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and tire pressure monitors become standard on newer models, you may find yourself wanting to trade up for the peace of mind those features offer. Many newer models also offer options such as backup cameras, parking assistance and forward collision warning systems.

  5. Your car lacks fun features. Now that Apple has done away with the headphone jack, that cassette tape adapter isn’t going to do you much good. A new car could come with fun options such as satellite radio, built-in navigation and Bluetooth connectivity.

  6. Fuel efficiency. With gas prices constantly fluctuating, a fuel-efficient car will keep you from feeling the pain at the pump. Simply switching from a car that gets 20 miles per gallon to one that gets 30 miles per gallon can save you almost $500 a year.

If you’re ready to part ways with your old car and upgrade to something new, get in touch with us. We can help you find the ride of your dreams.