At the risk of sounding dramatic, owning a car is like being in a relationship. It takes time to get to know your car when it’s brand new, and then as time goes on, you spend money and effort on treating it well, ensuring that it’s always looked after, and making sure it looks good. Because of that, we end up feeling emotionally connected to our vehicles. That’s why we give them names and talk to them as if they were people! Also like most relationships, though, there comes a time to let go. The car just isn’t what it used to be. It’s not you; it’s them. You need something new in your life, and you can’t have it while this old car is still hanging around.
Knowing the best time to cash in on a car and trade it in isn’t easy. Most cars lose value over time, and even when they don’t, the market is extremely volatile. We can honestly say that we’ve played high-stakes online slots that are less volatile than the used car market. We can also say that the UK slots online are sometimes more predictable – at least they have the good grace to make you aware of their volatility before you start spinning the reels! When it comes to trading in, though, we want the exact same thing that all online slots players want – a jackpot. If you think the time has come to say goodbye to your current drive and hello to a new one, here are five key signs that will confirm that you ought to trust your instincts.
You’ve Passed One Hundred Thousand Miles
Even the most finely-tuned, well-cared-for car has limits. Just as an athlete who trains every day and lives healthily will start to feel the effects of wear and tear on their joints when they reach their late thirties, a car will begin to feel the strain of its long, busy life when it passed the one hundred thousand mile mark on its odometer. Don’t get us wrong – we’ve known and loved cars that have traveled much further than that, but once you’ve reached six digits, you’re likely to be looking at more frequent mechanical issues and higher maintenance costs. Your car’s expenses are going to become a steep upward curve from now in. The days of its best performance have come and gone, and it’s time to say goodbye.
You Can’t Find A Cheap Insurance Quote
You can often get a sense of what the market feels about your car from the insurance costs you’re asked to pay for it. Granted, there are many strange reasons why car insurance prices might increase, and you can generally bring them down again by spending a little time shopping around. If you can’t solve the problem by shopping around, though, chances are the problem is the car and not the insurance provider. Something about your vehicle makes insurers think that it’s become risky – and … Read More..