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5 Signs It’s Time to Buy a New Car


There’s nothing wrong with driving a vehicle for a long time as doing so has many financial advantages. The longer you can drive a vehicle, the more money you can save by not having a monthly payment. We all know someone who drives an old vehicle and while they have had a good run, eventually they’ll need to buy a new car, SUV or pickup truck. So, when should you buy a new vehicle if you are currently driving an older model with too many kilometers on it? Keep reading to find out as you’ll learn more about the five signs it’s time for you to buy a new car.


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Top 5 Signs You Need a New Car


  1. Repairs Will Cost More Than the Car. If your vehicle is in need of repairs in order to keep it running, and the repairs will cost more than the vehicle is worth, it’s time to buy a new car. Those repair costs can be used towards the purchase of a newer and more reliable car.
  2. Breakdowns and Repairs Are Happening More Frequently. If your vehicle is breaking down more frequently and is needing more repairs in order to keep it on the road, it’s time to buy a new car. After a while, a vehicle will become less reliable and that’s when you know you should buy a new vehicle.
  3. Your Car Is Not Safe To Drive Anymore. If your vehicle has become unsafe to drive, it’s time to buy a new car. Over time, things can happen to your vehicle that can make it less safe on the road, especially if something happens while driving on a highway. Newer cars now have more advanced safety features and driver-assist features that can help keep you and your passengers safe while driving.
  4. Spending Too Much Money on Gas. Older cars, SUVs and pickup trucks eventually become less fuel-efficient and this can cost you more money every time you drive. Newer vehicles are more efficient and can help you save money at the pump.
  5. Interior Is Falling Apart. While this is more cosmetic than practical, it’s still worth noting that over time, a vehicle’s interior can start to fall apart in many areas. Whether it’s a seat cushion, a dashboard or the floors, once a vehicle’s interior starts to deteriorate, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes unsalvageable.


If you’re interested in buying a newer, safer and more reliable new car, SUV or pickup truck, please visit or contact us at Southside Dodge and allow one of our product specialists to help you find a vehicle that is right for you and your family.


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