You may feel like your current vehicle doesn’t suit your needs, but you hate to think of purchasing something new. This is especially true if you have your current car or truck paid for. No one wants to have a monthly payment unless it is necessary. Before you rush out to your local dealership, consider some of these alternatives first.
I Want the Extras
If your car is older, you may not have some of the new technology found on the latest models. Stop yourself before you rush out to buy a new vehicle and ask yourself exactly what it is you wish you had. A GPS system can be easily installed into most cars. In fact, many features can be added to older cars and trucks to update them. Aftermarket products make this a very affordable option whether you want cruise control or hands free calling.
My Space is Useless
Many families outgrow their vehicles over time. Did your SUV work perfectly for summer vacations with the toddlers but now seems cramped with a group of teenagers along? Consider adding a hitch that can pull a trailer along behind for all that extra luggage. Did your pick-up seem wonderful for a couple, but you have no room for anything extra now that there’s a baby along? A Bakflip G2 Tonneau cover from BVP Braodview Parts could give you that extra space.
This Isn’t My Style
Jumping into a loan for a new car simply because you no longer like the look of your current vehicle doesn’t always make sense or fit into your budget. Having the exterior re-painted in a color you love will certainly be less expensive than something totally new. Shop around your area for quotes on how much it would cost. You may even find a good deal by contacting the local career center’s auto body class.
If you can solve the basic issues that are making you unhappy with your current vehicle, you may be able to save money by avoid a new car payment. There are certain instances where you may have to start shopping for something different, but these solutions just may solve your problem for less money than you expected.