How to Decide If You Need a New Car

You’re watching tv and you see an ad for a brand-new car or truck. Now, you’re wondering if it is time for you to upgrade your vehicle. How do you know if it is time to upgrade your car? There are a lot of different factors to consider, so you can check out a few of our tips below.

One big factor to consider with buying a new vehicle is money. You want to be sure you have the money to upgrade your car. However, if you are spending a lot of money on your old car with repairs, it might be more cost-effective to get an upgrade sooner rather than later.

You also want to think about the features you can get with a new car compared to your old car. For example, most new cars have some upgraded safety features that can ensure you and your loved ones are safer out on the road. Some of these newer safety features include backup cameras, forward-collision alerts, parking sensors, and more. If your current car doesn’t have much for safety features, you may want to consider an upgrade.

Another factor to consider if you are deciding whether to buy a new car is reliability. If your car is getting older, it will start to wear down. You can put money into fixing it up and replacing parts, or you can get a new car that will be under warranty.  

Consumer Reports tells us, “So should you hang on to your old wheels? It depends on a lot of factors, including the condition of your car and your finances. Think about cost, safety, and connectivity. If your mechanic is spending more time with your car than you do and your repair bills are close to new-car payments, it’s probably time to trade up. Or your car may run well, but rust or collision damage can make it structurally unsound. The only older cars worth keeping are the ones that are reliable and safe.”

There are some reasons to hang onto an old car, and there are other reasons to upgrade. You have to determine which is the best option for you.

If you think it is time for you to upgrade to a new car, come down to a CDJR dealership near you. Ray CDJR is your Fox Lake CDJR dealer, and we have all kinds of vehicles for you. You can check out our 2019 CDJR models for sale as well as many other vehicle options. Stop by to see our selection for yourself.