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|Posted on December 26, 2015 at 9:18 AM|
One question that comes up repeatedly in the car repair business is “ Do you think it’s time for a new car?” This question usually comes up just after someone has spent a good chunk of money on a large repair and now is faced with another looming expensive repair. The thought of continuously dumping money into an older car month after month gets people thinking a new car payment may be less in the long run and I would have a new car with no issues and a warrantee. With proper maintenance and repairs when needed almost any car can be kept on the road for many many years. So what would be the killer failure that would render your car up for replacement? One thought comes to mind and that is rust. Any rust that compromises the overall structure of the vehicle will make it unsafe to drive and much less safe in a crash as the structure will not protect the passengers as the engineers intended. Rust repair when done correctly is very expensive and can quickly overtake the value of the car itself. Replacement or rebuilds of large components like the engine and transmission can also be very expensive. The bottom line here is what works best for you financially. Remember to always do all of the service at the intervals mapped out in your owner’s manual to get the longest life possible out of you vehicle in the first place. Never put off servicing main safety items like tires, brakes and suspension. It doesn’t make much sense to compromise your safety on the road to save a few bucks. One of the main advantages to going with a new or newer model vehicles is advanced design. Newer cars are cleaner, safer and more efficient with every passing model year, interior comfort and convenience has also improved vastly over the past few years. On the other hand there is always a certain amount of pride in ownership of an older car that you maintained and cared for decades, some even consider an old car part of the family. So what’s it going to be? New or stick with the old car? , it’s up to you.