Whether you are in the market for a new vehicle or you've been on the fence about buying a new car for a while, it can be hard to know exactly when you should buy a new car. This is especially true if your current vehicle still runs and is meeting your needs for now.
Here are signs you're actually ready for a new car, which you can buy at your local auto dealership. If your new car is still running well, even better — you can use your current vehicle as a trade-in for a down payment on your new car.
Your current car has a lot of miles on it
Did you know that once your vehicle hits over 100,000 miles, its value starts to drop a lot and its likelihood of needing more costly repairs goes up? This means your car's depreciation is going to increase and when you do decide to sell or trade in your vehicle in the future, you won't have much negotiation room. It's best to sell your car and buy a new one once the miles start to creep up to the 100,000 mark because you're going to start putting more into it than you're getting out of it.
Your current car doesn't get great gas mileage
Even if your car is running strong and doesn't cost you a lot of money in repairs or maintenance, you can't change what it's costing you in gas. If your vehicle gets poor gas mileage, it's time to upgrade to a vehicle that is more economically sound. This is especially the case if you use your car as your daily driver for work and school and you're looking for ways you can cut corners on vehicle costs.
There are lots of new cars on the market, including Honda makes and models, that get better gas mileage than the vehicle you're driving now. Make a list of the things you aren't crazy about with your car, from gas mileage to other complaints, and share them with your car dealer. They will then help you find a replacement car that is better suited for what you do want in a vehicle.
When your current car runs well, you might not think about replacing it anytime soon. However, there are some reasons that justify replacing even a well-running vehicle. Visit a dealership, such as a Honda dealership, to look at a variety of great vehicles you can purchase.