4 Signs You Need A New Car

Posted on: 23rd March 2016

There's nothing so easy to get emotionally attached to as your car. Cars aren't just vehicles to get you from point A to point B. They're where some of life's greatest memories are made. However, all good things must come to an end. Eventually, your precious baby will run outa steam, and it's up to you to recognise that. Here are four signs you need a new car.

1. The 'check engine' light won't turn off

Although they're easy to ignore, the lights on your dashboard are there for a reason. If the check engine light is always on, it won't be able to warn you when a more serious problem arises. Funnily enough, warning lights aren't just 'neon accents', especially if every bump in the road changes the variety of lights that appear. Might be time to consider getting rid of that jalopy!

2. Repairs exceed value

This is always a good indication. If the amount you're spending on repairs is actually greater than the amount your car would be worth if you sold it, chances are you might need to reassess your priorities. You may miss your old banger, but ultimately you'll save money. And, you know, be safe on the roads.

3. You're on first name terms with the gas station cashier

Older, less durable cars are usually gas guzzlers. If you're noticing your fuel economy is on the slide, it's definitely time to think about a new vehicle. Not only will buying less gas save you money, you'll also inherently reduce your carbon footprint. Pretty good trade off, right?

4. Duct tape has become decoration

Contrary to popular belief, duct tape actually doesn't fix anything. At least, not permanently. From the seat covers to the dashboard, duct tape is not a normal feature of any car. Nor is it very attractive to look at. Off to the garage you go!

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