Is it time to buy a new car?

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There is something to be said for keeping your car, truck or SUV until it stops running. The good news is that many used vehicles will keep running long after they are no longer safe to drive. So how do you know if it's time for a new one? There are a couple of indications: if it isn't safe, repair costs surpass the car's overall value or if you have simply outgrown it.

When to buy a new or used car

Have you ever found yourself concerned that your vehicle might break down? Perhaps your car is prone to suddenly losing power, the doors don't work properly, or maybe exterior rust has eaten through the frame? All these factors add up and can make travel treacherous. At the end of the day, it's best to upgrade to a newer vehicle that you can depend on to get you to where you need to go safely.

Another factor to consider is if you are putting more money in your car than it's worth. At some point the money you have would be better put towards a newer vehicle instead of your current one that is at the end of its life. If your vehicle is prone to having issues, the sooner you can get rid of it the better. That brings us to our final point. Perhaps your used vehicle is still working great, but it simply doesn’t work for your lifestyle anymore. Maybe you're starting your own family or will be commuting to work every day and need a sedan with better fuel economy instead of driving your truck. If this sounds like you, then a newer vehicle might be the right option.

Just because your vehicle is used doesn't necessarily mean that you have to take it to the dump. If your vehicle is still in great condition, you might want to consider trading it in at Hudson Nissan. Here we buy a variety of well-maintained vehicle makes and models at fair market prices. Best of all, any money you make on your trade-in can go towards the down payment on a new, used or certified pre-owned model from our inventory. Contact our team to get a quote for your trade-in today!