Fix Up or Break Up?
Your car needs an expensive repair and all you can think about is a new set of wheels for $450.00 a month. You sure would look good in the beautiful car. At what point is it worth it to break up with your current car and get a newer model?
Automotive experts say that you will always come out ahead financially by fixing up your car. Buying a new or even a used car is very expensive, especially now. Supply chain issues and computer chip shortages are driving up the price of a new car, if you can find the one you want. You can buy a lot of repairs for the price of a new car.
There is, however, a point at which it isn't worth pouring money into a beater. When repair costs start to exceed the vehicle's HYPERLINK "www.edmunds.com/used-cars/"value or one year's worth of monthly payments on a replacement, it's time to break up with your current car. Also, once it's fixed up, what will it be worth and how long will it continue to run reliably? Plus, how much is your peace of mind worth? If your car keeps breaking down and you feel unsafe, then that's the time to replace it.
Only you can decide if you want to break up with your car due to a major repair. If you decide to continue the relationship, keep Scotties in mind for those important repairs and peace of mind.
Scotties Auto Body
503 S.W. Baseline Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123