Your car is starting to act up, is it time to replace it?

May 11th, 2017 by

The car that you have loved, spent hours in, is starting to have issues. What do you do? Do you fix it, or replace it? If you don’t have a warranty on the vehicle, it may be time to replace it. At Smart Motors we want to make sure that you make the best decision for yourself. Here are some things to keep in mind while weighing your options.

How old is your car?
If your car is 15 years or older, and something major starts to go wrong, it is usually wise to replace your car. Considering the age of the vehicle, and factoring in the price of labor and parts to (hopefully) fix the issue, you may be putting more money into the car than what it’s worth. Talk to a mechanic, get some price quotes so you are able to make the best informed decision.

How many miles are on it? Have you maintained it regularly?
A lot of vehicles can go to 200K-300K+ miles, only if they are cared for regularly. Even though vehicles can last that long, you will need to have some repairs done. When cars get higher mileage, more issues may start to happen(major and minor). Having consistent maintenance done like oil changes and routine maintenance will help prolong the life of the vehicle. We always want you to be safe, do not ignore when your vehicle starts to act up or make noises or movements that are not normal.

Has your family size increased?
If your car is starting to give you trouble, before you put money in to fix it, think about if it is still the best car for you. Things have probably changed a little bit in your life since you purchased your car a few years ago. Has your family size changed? Are you planning on having more kids soon? Cars are with us for years, it is important to think of the size and if it still accommodates you.

Come see us at Smart Motors when the time comes to replace your current vehicle. We will help you find the best car to suit your current needs and your budget.

We look forward to seeing you soon and showing you why we are different than any dealership in town!

520-314-4551
smartmotorstucson.com
5200 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85712

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