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Think It May Be Time for a New Car? Here Are the Signs!

At Pecheles Automotive, we completely understand why some drivers have a hard time letting their cars go. It’s been your central mode of transportation during every adventure and each new milestone. It’s no wonder you feel sentimentally attached!

Unfortunately, no car will last forever. We’ve put together this article so that Greenville, Washington, and New Bern drivers will know for sure when it’s time to say goodbye to their cars.

The Mechanic Bills Are Piling Up

Minor routine maintenance and repairs aren’t too costly. So, in the first few years of car ownership, you didn’t have to worry about the bills too much.

However, your car has more miles on it now. Now, suddenly, those mechanic bills are starting to pile up. If it were just a little thing here or there, it wouldn’t be a big deal. At some point, you just have to weigh the costs. Buying a newer car may be cheaper in the long run.

You’ve Been Spending Too Much Time at the Gas Pump

New cars have many benefits. They have updated technology, sharp designs, and even more streamlined engines. As a matter of fact, the newer the engine, the better its power and fuel efficiency will likely be.

Repeatedly filling up your gas tank isn’t just a waste of your time—it’s a financial burden, too. It may just be more economical to buy a newer, more efficient car instead.

Your Car’s Age Is Starting to Show

Even if you’ve never been in an accident before, dents and scratches can easily accrue over time. Another car could bump you in a parking lot, a hail storm could rain down, or climate could lead to rust.

Nobody wants to drive around in a rust bucket. Instead of sinking money into repairs, start saving for your next car.

The Odometer is Well Over 100K

Even with all the other indicators on this list, the surest sign that it’s time for a new car is your mileage. Few cars are able to push 200,000 miles. However, the 100,000-mile mark is roughly when things will start to wear.

If you’d prefer, you can continue to keep sinking money into your car well past the 100,000-mile mark. Still, this may also be the point when you should start thinking about your next vehicle.

We Have Plenty of New & Used Cars in Stock

Look, we understand how hard it is to let go of a great car. However, take a deep breath and consider the payoff. After trading this in, you’ll have some shiny and brand-new vehicle. Isn’t that exciting?

At Pecheles Automotive, we have a wide variety of new, used, and certified pre-owned cars in stock for all Greenville, Washington, and New Bern drivers. As soon as you’re ready to start searching, check out our inventory online. You’ll find your new car before you know it.