When Is It Time To Get A New Car?

New CarHere are some great ways of knowing that it’s time for a new car:

One: If the cost of repairs is more than the car was actually worth, then it is definitely time to start looking at a new car.

Two: If your car won’t even hit the speed limit, it’s time get a new car. This problem usually indicates an issue with the transmission and the cost of repairs to fix this problem can be extremely costly.

Three: If your car is older you are probably getting bad gas mileage, and if you notice that you are spending most of your paycheck on gas, it is time to find a new car that is better on gas.

Four: If you notice that you don’t have enough room to fit your family in the car, you might want to consider purchasing a car that’s big enough for the whole family.

Five: If you travel frequently, if you tend to get lost on a constant basis, or your way of getting directions is a road map or someone in the passenger seat reading you directions, it might be good to consider buying a newer vehicle with built in GPS or with OnStar.

Six: If you have kids, then without question it is time to buy a car with the newest safety features.

Seven: If your car has been damaged as a result of a flood, it’s time for a new car. It’s near impossible to get rid of the smell of standing water out of the upholstery or carpets in the car once the water diminishes. Also the cost to replace flooded parts in the car could cost thousands of dollars.

Eight: If the floor boards are starting to rust or parts of the car seem to be falling off or falling apart and your car has seen the mechanic more than it has seen the road, it is definitely time to get a newer and more dependable car.

Nine: If there is black smoke coming out of the tailpipe or you smell the fumes, this indicates an issue with the exhaust system. Repairs for these problems can cost anywhere between hundreds and thousands of dollars, varying with the age, make, and model of your car. If you have an older car, parts can be hard to get and will cost in the higher amounts to fix.

Overall, if your car is older, spending more time being fixed than driven, or is just falling apart, it is time to buy a new car. Buying a newer and more reliable car will help keep you off the side of the road. In the event that you do get stuck it is smart to have a good roadside assistance program that can help you.

Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 9:26 am In Roadside Assistance Program  

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