I didn’t have the easiest time deciding when would be the right time to get a new car. I always seemed to be pushed into a new vehicle since I had car trouble, a car accident, or one time, my car literally just stopped working without any reason and it had to be scrapped. Luckily, this time around, I knew it was time.
How to Know When You Need a New Car
When the repairs exceed the value of the car. When I needed engine work on an older car, I knew it was time. The cost of the repair would exceed what I had in my savings, and it would not guarantee that my car would continue to thrive.
When you find the car needing more frequent upkeep. If you have to bring your car in monthly for upkeep, it might be time to start researching options on a reliable website like Cars.com.
When you feel unsafe in your car. Over time certain things in your car can become unsafe. For example, the windows not being able to go up or down. Last weekend, I saw a man climb out of his car window since his door no longer opens. At some point, you have to realize that your car’s quirks can be unsafe in an accident.
When your family expands. Is your family growing? Do you have space for an extra car seat? This is when it is a good time to look into your budget and see if you can afford a larger vehicle. Cars.com makes it easy to search for new and used cars from reliable sellers.
When you can afford it. Perhaps the most important question to decide when it’s time to get a new car is when you can afford it. Use Cars.com to find something in your price range that is reliable and affordable.
When do you know it’s time to get a new car?
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