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.