Continuing using an old car that still works does not only help you save money; it also contributes to a greener environment. However, despite the bond car owners share with their old vehicles and the sentimental value they place on the cars, there are just same cases wherein a new car is a much more cost-effective and eco-friendly option.
So how can you tell whether you need to get yourself a new ride? Here are some signals you should not ignore because they all scream ‘get a new car’.
Your ride has become an environmental enemy.
The continued use of old cars and the manufacturing of new ones leave almost the same amount of carbon footprint unless you have the latter scrapped and its salvageable components restored, recycled, and reused on another vehicle.
Still, when your ride continues to belch out black smoke and you already believe that the next time it breaks down, you would already have to take it to a junkyard rather than a garage, start shopping for a new one. Car manufacturers have taken greener features to the next level, so investing in one of the newer models makes for an eco-friendly choice.
Having to see your mechanic several times a year.
A few months ago, you have had to repair your engine. A couple of months ago, you have had to fix your AC. Just last week, you ran into another car failure. In other words, you have to regularly pay your mechanic a visit for servicing.
You should already take this as a sign your bank account will be better off with a new car since all those repair costs are already taking a toll on it.
The bottom line
Auckland Motors reminds that with special deals on car sales in Auckland, you no longer have to fear putting too much stress on your budget. So when your current automobile has already sent these signals, consider changing it for a more fuel-efficient, safer and greener car.