Are you still driving the same truck you had in high school or college? Are you hoping to squeeze just a few more miles out of it before it refuses to start? Do you have a convertible with a baby on the way? Let’s face it; it’s probably time that you need to buy a new car. Here are some signs that can indicate it’s time to start looking for a new set of wheels.
1. Breakdowns and repairs are costly and frequent.
It’s not uncommon for an occasional breakdown or repair on your vehicle. In general, most car owners can experience two breakdowns a year from a dead battery to a broken hose or flat tire. When you get to a point where the repairs are costly and breakdowns occur frequently, then it’s time to start thinking about purchasing a new vehicle.
2. Your car will no longer pass its emissions test and safety inspections.
Emission tests are required when drivers renew their license plates. Texas requires all gas-powered vehicles to undergo annual emissions testing. Your vehicle has to pass the tests and if they fail you are required to repair and retest until it passes. If your vehicle is no longer safe on the road, it’s time to buy a new car.
3. Your safety is in question.
Driving an unsafe vehicle can lead to car accidents and you never want your safety in question while driving. Driving an unsafe car can be a fatal mistake. Newer model cars have advanced safety features that can help prevent accidents. Side airbags, blind spot monitoring, Teen Driver software, and rear view cameras are some of the latest safety features that are included in new models.
4. Your car doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore.
Did you buy a 2-seater convertible or sports car when you were younger or before you wanted to start a family? If you are planning on an addition to your family, it’s time to buy a new car. You may want to upgrade to a larger 4-door sedan, an SUV with extra legroom, or a truck. It’s never a good idea to make your vehicle fit your lifestyle. Purchase a vehicle that will work for you and your needs. There are many lifestyle changes that can prompt the need to purchase a new vehicle. You may need a larger vehicle, one with better gas mileage for longer commutes, or maybe you have the need for something smaller.
We gladly welcome the opportunity to help you buy a new car when the time arrives. We have the largest selection of Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVS. Please visit our Chevrolet dealership conveniently located in Austin, TX off of IH-35.