You and old Betsy go way back, but it might be time to say goodbye

We have a friend; his name is…Phil. Phil wanted to keep his 200,000-mile and 13 miles a gallon truck. Every month Phil’s truck was in the shop for a rusted part or a miscellaneous leak. We pleaded with him to save his cash and get a newer version of his baby. He didn’t listen and ended up scrapping his beloved after dumping some serious cash into useless repairs.

Don’t be Phil. Listen to your car when it clearly needs a rest. We promise your old car won’t be jealous of the new one.

If you are having trouble letting go, here are a few indicators that can help you decide to spring for a new ride:

  • The repairs cost more than the car is worth – Do you really need a new engine for a 1980 Honda? Could that money go toward a newer version?
  • She just doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore – You used to live in the country and needed a truck, but now you live in the city. Is it really worth the gas mileage? Are you hauling anything that needs a truck?
  • Repair bills become a regular monthly expense – Your car breaks more often than it works. Does that sound O.K. to you? It doesn’t to us…

It’s hard to let go, we all get attached to our cars, but sometimes saying goodbye to your loyal automobile is the right thing to do.

There are a ton of great deals out there for used cars if you know what to look for. Once you find your new ride, get peace of mind and protection with CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection. This way, you’ll get the wheels you need to get you around, and won’t have to worry about “$4,000 surprises.” Happy motoring!