You are driving your car on a fine evening. You reach home, have dinner and go to bed. Then you wake up the next morning, and now you want to sell your car. No, it doesn’t work like that. It never occurs to you all of a sudden that you want to sell your car. The car grows old gradually and then starts to throw tantrums. After some time, those tantrums start getting on your nerves and that’s when you decide to get rid of your car.
Some car owners sell their car within the first 5 years of purchase because they want to upgrade. They know what they want and when to sell their old ride to make space for the new one. However, there are some car owners who want to make the most of their investment. They take care of their cars like their baby and never skip the logbook service or small repairs. If you are one of them, this article is for you.
While maintaining your car and getting repairs done on time is a good practice to prolong its life, you must identify the thin line between the regular maintenance and repairs eating into your savings. If your car is breaking down too often, like once a month, it’s a clear sign that you should get rid of that money guzzler.
Here are a few tell-tale signs you must never ignore
- Overheating problem
If the overheating problem is recurrent in your car, and you are sick and tired of replacing head gaskets time and again, it’s advisable to contact one of the Auckland car wreckers and have your car removed from your driveway. Car wreckers don’t care whether your car is functional or not. Even if it’s a total wreck, they will buy it, take care of the paperwork and collect your car from where it is sitting.
- Suspension grunts
Suspension grunt is a common problem that can occur in new vehicles and can be fixed with regular greasing. However, it is also one of the signs of ageing in automobiles. If you are facing this problem in your vehicle, along with many other, consider flipping your car for cash and buy a new one.
- Cabin noise
As the vehicle gets old, its cabin noise increases and makes the ride a bit stressful for passengers. Cabin noise can be fixed up to a certain extent, but once a vehicle clocks over 100k miles, cabin noise becomes inevitable. Do you still want to drive a car that breaks down every now and then, and for the time when it’s functional, it pesters you with a constant nagging noise? Certainly not. How about ditching that car for good and make space for the new one?
- Your car is a fuel guzzler
If your car’s fuel efficiency has declined significantly and it’s reflecting on your monthly budget, unleash that fuel guzzler to save hundreds of dollars on gas expenses. Reduced fuel efficiency also indicates that your car burns engine oil quickly, making you top off every month. Excessive burning of engine oil also produces excessive smoke. Ask one of your friends to press the gas up to 4000 RPM while you stand behind to check the tailpipe. If the smoke is dark and dense, it’s one of the signs that you should get rid of this car.
If your car has at least two out of four problems, it is no longer worth driving. If you are having a tough time finding a buyer, contact your nearest car wrecking facility and flip your car for cash.