It’s sad but true – the fanciest, the most modern car will one day be a shadow of its former self and will need to be traded in. It may be hard to accept this when you just buy it, but it is true. In the back of your mind, you know you will need to upgrade your car one day. To help you, we have compiled a list of the 5 signs you need to lookout for that will tell you when it is time to buy a new car.

Lifestyle Changes

We all go through many changes throughout our lives, whether we move to the city or country, or whether we are starting a family. Sometimes we just outgrow our cars. When your car becomes an inconvenience that can’t fit your growing family, it’s time to let it go.

The Engine is On the Blink

It’s normal for the Check Engine light to come on once in a while, but as time goes by and that once in a while becomes more like once a day, there may be a very serious – not to mention expensive – problem ahead. So expensive, it may actually be more cost-effective to buy a new vehicle.

A Fuel Guzzler

The price of petrol and diesel seems to be going more up than down. And this is especially problematic if you have a car that goes through fuel like it’s water. Not to mention the damage it does to the environment! By purchasing a fuel-efficient car, you not only save yourself a bucket load of money each month, but you also help save the environment. A win-win all round.

Old but Not So Gold

Your car may be getting you from A to B and not give any problems, but if it’s old it may not be that safe. As it doesn’t have the safety technology that new cars do, such as airbags, blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, stability control or parking assist. Staying safe is definitely a reason to invest in a newer, safer car.

It’s About Time

Maybe you’ve just been wanting a new car and think it is about time. It’s perfectly fine to buy a new car, just because you want one. And it doesn’t even have to cost so much! At WP motors, you can get that new car you covet second-hand, at really affordable prices. If we don’t have it, we will find it for you. Get started finding your new car by enquiring now: trevor@wpmotors.co.za