Trying to decide what to do with a car that’s in need of auto repairs can be a little intimidating. You get to a point in the car’s life cycle where it becomes unclear as to whether you should continue to fix the issues that crop up, or simply sell it and move on to something new and more reliable. Which route is the most financially responsible? Toyota of N Charlotte can help you figure it out – check out the tips that our Toyota service techs passed on.
Know when it’s time to stop auto repairs and trade in
There are four major signs that it’s time to turn over the keys and trade in instead of getting more auto repairs. Here they are:
Sign #1: You need an upgrade when it comes to safety or technology.
Sick of riding around in a car that doesn’t have the latest technology? Whether you want added peace of mind with better safety tech or need new entertainment features for more convenience, this is a great opportunity to trade in your old car and use the money for a down payment instead.
Sign #2: Your car’s value is less than the cost of auto repairs.
Do you know how much your car is worth? If the bill for the auto repairs is going to be more than the car’s value, cut your losses. Cash your car in and use the money as a down payment for something new. Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership can quickly appraise your vehicle and give you the true value (for free!) and we have handy value-your-trade tools on our website as well.
Sign #3: Your car is increasingly unreliable or unsafe.
If your car is a danger to drive or seems to be constantly breaking down and leaving you stranded, hand over the keys and move on. You shouldn’t spend another year in a car that’s dangerous to you, your passengers, or other drivers, and no one wants to be constantly calling a tow truck for assistance.
Sign #4: The issues just can’t seem to be fixed.
If you spend more time at the mechanic’s shop than you do at home but the issues just keep coming back, it’s time to cash your car in and walk away. Save your money to put into a more reliable ride with zero problems.
Toyota of N Charlotte can appraise your car today
Need to have your car appraised? No problem! Toyota of N Charlotte’s used car director can make it happen for you quickly and easily. Just call us at (704) 875-9199 to set up an appointment. You can also make an appointment with our Toyota service center to have them check your car out and give you an estimate for auto repairs.
Don’t spend another year in a car you just can’t rely on. Trade in, trade up, and drive home happy at Toyota of N Charlotte! We’re open seven days a week at 13429 Statesville Road, just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville.