The Auto Shoppe Asks – Is It Time for a New Car?
The Auto Shoppe is all about finding the right car for the right person, so we also understand how attached you can get to your vehicle. Some of us will drive our car, truck or SUV into the ground before even thinking about getting a new one.
Eventually, though, the time will come to hang up the keys for one and pick up the keys for another, and The Auto Shoppe has some obvious signs that it’s time to get a new, or new used car.
Breakdowns and Problems Are Mounting Up
Are you finding yourself constantly breaking down on the side of the road? Or maybe having to be more delicate with your car to avoid those kind of situations? Does the car shudder sometimes at certain speeds? Maybe you’re having to get your tires rotated more frequently than before?
If you’re having issues like these, or any other persistent, repeating problems that are affecting the way you drive, it could well be a sign that it’s time to pick up a new used car at The Auto Shoppe.
It’s No Longer Safe to Drive
Speaking of your driving habits, if you’re having to change and adapt them due to problems with your car, you might be taking some unnecessary risks with both you and your passengers. Even some of the lesser problems with your car have the potential to be dangerous if they’re distracting enough on the road.
Do you have a faulty old radio player in your car that needs constant attention in order to work? Fiddling with dashboard gadgets is a frequent cause of accidents, whether it’s a radio, cassette or CD player (if you remember any of those), or a temperamental A/C or heater.
If you’re also feeling the shudder as you drive that we mentioned before, you may well have a faulty or worn out transmission. Driving with a transmission that isn’t working properly, especially long distances, is extremely dangerous, and replacing it can often cost more than the car is worth.
Repairs Are Getting More Frequent and More Expensive
If you find yourself having to take your car into The Auto Shoppe more and more frequently for different repairs – or the same problem over and over – it might be a sign that it’s time to get a new car.
The more often you’re having to get your car serviced, the more it’s going to cost you. An older car that’s been on the road for longer is likely to have more severe issues, which means that you may end up having to pay more each time, too.
It might be time to decide whether it’s worth regularly paying to have things checked out and fixed up, compared to just paying for a used car from The Auto Shoppe.
It Just Doesn’t Fit Your Lifestyle Anymore
A less dangerous, but no less frustrating problem that can arise with clinging to a car beyond for too long is that it just doesn’t suit you anymore. If you got the car many years ago, you might have made some significant changes in your life since.
Someone who is young, single and relatively poor has very different needs to an adult with a family and some disposable income. If you’re trying desperately to find space for car seats and extra luggage, you might want to just look into a bigger car.
If you’ve moved, you might also find that you’re old car might not fit the environment – whether it’s now too big for an urban area, or too small for long trips from the suburbs to holiday destinations.
Used Cars at The Auto Shoppe
There are a lot of reasons to consider getting a new car, or a new used car and The Auto Shoppe is a used car dealership dedicated to finding the right car for you. Whether you’re shopping for something safer, bigger or more modern, we have your next ride ready and waiting – contact your used car dealer today!