As you’re probably and painfully aware, it’s difficult to say goodbye to a member of the family. You remember the good times, you think about all the memories you’ve shared, and eventually you find a way to forge ahead. The same is often true of a family vehicle, one that you’ve loved for years but that eventually becomes more trouble than it’s worth. So, when should you get rid of an old car?
When To Get Rid of an Old Car
When the Engine Starts Going
For most modern vehicles, an engine can go 200,000 miles or more when properly maintained. However, when it goes, there isn’t any way to wish it away. The problem will only get worse, with smoking and clunking and knocking helping to remind you of the problem. Since purchasing and installing a new engine is such an expensive fix, this generally is the last thing you’d like to do on an old car.
A problem with fixes on older cars is often that one seemingly simple fix will give way to more expensive ones down the road. You’ll think that you were only getting an oil change, but will leave having paid for belts, fluids, filters, and more. Once things start piling up, it can seem like a faucet that won’t turn off. So, when these fixes become untenable, it’s time for an upgrade.
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When Your Car Becomes Embarrassing
Beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, but this isn’t really the case when it comes to vehicular embarrassment. If your car is perpetually squealing and squeaking, it it’s breaking down everywhere, or if your kids refuse to be seen inside it, then it might be time to make a change to your automotive situation.
When the Technology of Your Car Can’t Keep Up with the Times
With many modern vehicles, it’s no surprise that the tech features are among their biggest draws. With cars offering WiFi, streaming music, in-car navigation, phone connectivity, and much more, it’s understandable that we might feel left out of the party with all the fun gadgets available.
Of course, saying goodbye is hard, and that’s what we’re here for at EVS Auto Group. We can help you find an all-new model, or get you into one of our used models that comes at a great price. Click on our used inventory below, and we’ll get you into a new-to-you car for the many miles ahead!