5 Signs You Need a New Car

Let’s be honest, your car isn’t going to last forever. Often times your car will give you some pretty clear signs that it is time to move on. Here are 5 signs that you need a new car.

1. Your car is becoming a money pit

As cars age, you’ll find that they begin to cost more to maintain. It will start off with small repairs here and there, but eventually, you will be faced with a major event that will cost more to fix than your car is worth. Sure there is sentimental value attached to your car, but there is no way to monetize that and use it to pay for the vehicle repairs. This is the time to weigh the pros and cons of repairing your car or getting a new one.

2. You don’t feel safe in your car anymore

If you are white-knuckling it down the road and thanking the universe that you made it to your destination alive, then it is time for a new car. Once you start feeling unsafe or like your car is going to get you fired, it is in your best interest to bid farewell to your car and start looking for a new one.  

3. Your life situation changes

Life has a way of surprising us and making us rethink past choices. Maybe you just got married and are expanding your family. Your coupe probably isn’t the most practical type of vehicle for car seats and boosters. Or perhaps you’re moving from the West Coast to the Rocky Mountains and you need to consider trading in your convertible for something with all-wheel drive for those snow-packed winter roads. These life changes are certainly signs that it is time for a new car.

4. You just want a new car

Sometimes, you just want a new car. Technology and features can change quite a bit in just a few years, and maybe your current car lacks a feature that is now standard on all new vehicles. Alternatively, maybe you want to be more eco-friendly and want a car that is a hybrid or that is fully electric. These can be signs that it is time for a new car.

5. Your car won’t start

Obviously. If your car won’t start, and you have eliminated common causes, like a dead battery, then it is certainly time for a new car.

Take notice of the signs that it might be time for a new car. At Peak Kia North, we have a large inventory of new and used vehicles ready for you to purchase. If the signs are telling you that it is time for a new car, our sales team can help you find the right car for you and your lifestyle. We even offer 24-Hour test drives so you can take your time deciding which car you want. If you want more information, call our sales team at 970.576.3100.

Peak Kia North 24-Hour Test Drives

Car buying is a process. It often starts with searching the internet for cars in a certain price range, looking at safety ratings or fuel efficiency, and can end in driving off the lot with buyers remorse. In between all of those things, you will take the car you eventually buy for a test drive. But what good does a half hour test drive do?

At most dealerships, your test drive experience might last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. You’ll take the vehicle around the block a few times, get on a highway to test the acceleration and braking, and maybe even find a curvy road to see how the vehicle handles. These normal test drive experiences only allow you to test a fraction of what is important when considering purchasing a vehicle.

As a car owner, what you really care about is how the vehicle fits with your day-to-day. Will it accommodate the whole family? Is the car practical for grocery shopping or hauling your kid’s sports equipment? Maybe you have elderly passengers frequently and they need to be able to get in and out of the car with ease. These are all things that you won’t be able to test in a half hour.

For these reasons, Peak Kia North is offering 24-Hour test drives. We want you to take your time to make the right car buying decision for your lifestyle. Buying a car is a huge financial commitment and it is important that you spend more time test driving the car than you do inside a dealership sales office.

At Peak Kia North, doing a 24-Hour test drive is easy. All you need to do is select any new in-stock Kia, schedule a test drive, bring a valid driver’s license (21+ years of age), bring proof of your current insurance, and leave your vehicle at Peak Kia North while you test drive. All we ask is that you bring the vehicle back within 24-Hours.

To schedule your 24-Hour test drive, visit the 24-Hour test drive page on our website and fill out the form. We hope to help ease the car buying process for you and eliminate any buyers remorse. If you have any questions, feel free to call our sales department at 970.576.3100.