There are people who drive their cars for hundreds of thousands of miles before replacing them while others change their cars every couple of years or so. Whichever side of the divide you fall on, here are some situations in which you should consider getting a replacement car:
Your Dream Car Has a Price Cut
Say you have been longing to buy a certain make and model, but it has always been out of your reach. Maybe you have been driving a jalopy for a long time, saving money and biding your time for the right moment (meaning a price cut) to buy the car. In such a case, if you hear that a dealership is having a promotion or the manufacturer has discounted the car, get your dream car without wasting further time.
Your Repair Costs Are Adding Up
You should also consider buying another car if the one you have is constantly breaking down and requiring expensive repairs. This is especially true if the car is old or once experienced a catastrophic damage from which it has never recovered. If you are not careful with such a car, you may end up spending more money for its repairs than you would spend on new car payments.
You Have Been Towing Your Car A Lot
Getting stranded because your car has stalled on you is annoying; it's even more annoying if it has been happening a lot in the recent past. Such a problematic car needs to be fixed once and for all or traded for a new car. Otherwise, you may one day be stranded at the worst time possible, say, when running late for the deal of your lifetime.
You or Others Get Afraid When Getting Behind the Wheel
Do you have a car that your friends are afraid or borrowing? Or maybe you are the one who fears to get behind the wheel every morning, but you have to do it because it is the only car you have and you have to get to work? Well, those are classic signs that mean you should be shopping for a new car.
You Have Experienced Multiple Emission Test Failure
Lastly, it may also be time to buy a new car if the current one keeps on failing emission tests. it is one thing for a car to fail an emission test once or twice; after all, there are "minor" causes of emission test failures. It is quite a different thing, however, if your car seems to be spending more time in the garage or at the mechanic due to emission test failures.
If any of the above are true of your car, head to a car dealership today to find a car that will cause you less worry.