For most people, a car becomes a huge part of who they are. This is especially true if it’s the first car. Many people find it difficult to accept when their car has maxed out its service to them and move on to another one. This separation anxiety is an actual problem but it can cause a lot more problems if taken too far.
Unfortunately, there are people who can never tell when it’s time to move on from their current car. Some of the signs that can help you know that you need a new car include:
If you have to get down and push your car at least once a day or you have the tow truck on speed dial then I hate to break it to you but it could be time for a change. A car that is still in good condition should be able to go for some time without breaking down.
Falling apart, literally
Some people will hold on to cars until bits and pieces start falling off from it. If your doors fall off and your seats have to be rearranged every time you hit a bump then that is no longer a car and you should find the nearest yard and take it there. Needless to say, this type of car poses a risk to your life as well as other road users.
You no longer fit in it
Not exactly you alone but your family. If you find that your kids are crammed at the back of the car when going on a trip and you can’t even close the boot because it’s full of luggage then you should think of buying a bigger car. Having a small car is only cute if you are not going to use it to carry other people in it, once you have a family it’s time for a change.
Extremely high maintenance costs
If you are spending too much money on repairs for your car it would be wiser to get a new one instead. This, however, does not include regular repairs. If you are constantly at the mechanic’s after the regular repairs with one problem or another then it’s time to invest in a new car. This may end up saving you a lot more money than you would have spent on these repairs.
Your lifestyle has changed
Imagine moving to a different place that has lots of farms and fields while driving a regular car. You may have trouble getting around especially if your car is not suited for off-roading. This may create a need for a more suitable car to help you get around easily.
Whatever your reasons may be, whether for safety or as a sign of stature, you should not shy away from buying a new car. They are not meant to last forever and sooner or later you will need a new one anyway.