Our cars are an important part of our lives; we name them, bond with them, and spend countless time in them, making memories with friends and family. But how do you know when it’s time to sell your vehicle and get a new one? Valley Car Group has the answers!

It’s time to sell your vehicle when:

Your Lifestyle Changed

As you age, your life changes and so do your needs. As a young adult, you may purchase a sports car. When you get married and begin planning a family, you may need to trade that sports car in for something with a bit more room, like a minivan or SUV. Life events like starting a new job or moving can also impact your vehicle needs.

Gas Prices Change

The older your car is, the less fuel-efficient it is. This means that as your car ages, you may find yourself spending much more money at the pump. This can really add up and eat into your finances, especially if gas prices increase. Buying a newer car may just save you more in the long run in gas, specifically if you commute long distances to your job.

Repairs Cost More than the Car

One of the most telling signs you may need to get a new vehicle is when the amount of money you’re spending to maintain and repair it exceeds the estimated value of your car itself. For this reason, experts recommend that you keep track of what your car is worth, in addition to its expenses. Click here to get a free appraisal and instant cash off.

It’s Difficult to Find Parts

It’s also wise to note that older cars require more repairs, as car parts stop functioning over time. When car manufacturers improve older models and release new innovations, they tend to stop producing parts intended for older cars. As a result, it can be extremely challenging to find parts for vehicles that are over fifteen years old. Even if you are able to source the right parts, their scarcity often means you wind up paying a much higher price for them than their true retail value.

It’s Not Reliable

You should be able to rely on your vehicle to get you anywhere safely. Additionally, you shouldn’t have to deal with recurring issues and stress over whether you’ll make it to your destination. If you’ve lost faith in your car, it’s definitely time to get a new one.

Remember, the more troublesome your car, the more unsafe it is to drive. Your safety and the safety of your passengers is priceless.

You’re Tired of Your Vehicle

You use your car every day; you should be comfortable in it. Simply reaching a point where you feel that it’s time to sell your old car and upgrade to a newer one means you should probably do so. Listen to your conscience, analyze your budget, and if the circumstances are right, cut  ties.

Why Choose Valley Car Group

If you relate to any of the above mentioned things, it’s time to sell your vehicle! At Valley Car Group, we will buy it from you! We will meet you at a Chase Bank in your area to conduct a free, 15-minute appraisal. After the appraisal is done and you agree to sell your vehicle to us, we will give you a cashier’s check on the spot. To schedule your free appraisal today, click here!