4 Signs It’s Time for a New Car

Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2022

Is your car breaking down more often than usual, failing inspection, or the repair costs are higher than the vehicle's value? If so, it might be time for you to consider investing in a newer car. Here are four signs it's time for an upgrade.

  1. Your Car Breaks Down Often
    Breakdowns are natural, but if you have to fix your car every few months, your car isn't reliable. You don't want to deal with another breakdown when you are on the freeway or on a tight schedule. Do not waste thousands of dollars trying to repair your vehicle.
  2. The Cost to Insure the Vehicle Keeps Rising
    There are a number of safety features available in newer cars that older cars don't have, which means they are more expensive to insure. If you commute to and from work every day, your insurance premiums will go up even if you have a perfect driving record. In addition to gas and repairs, it's important to pay attention to your car's insurance premiums.
  3. The Repairs Your Car Needs Cost More Than It’s Worth
    You might be better off buying a new car if your current one needs a lot of repairs, especially if it's an older model. If your car breaks frequently and it is likely that it will break again in the future, we recommend buying a newer vehicle. A newer vehicle saves you money and keeps you safe.
  4. You're Spending More Time At The Gas Pump
    Every year, a new generation of cars is released, and each new model is more fuel efficient than the model it replaces. This means that if you own a car that was purchased in the early or mid-1990s, you probably spend more time at the gas station than someone who owns a newer vehicle.

Let one of our skilled sales managers help you navigate the process of buying a newer auto.  If you just can’t stand to let Old Faithful go? We have several certified Technicians who can help you with the appropriate maintenance necessary to maximize your current vehicle's usable life. We'll take the stress off your shoulders and help you drive with confidence.

Big Luke’s Tip: In most cases, you can drive your current vehicle until you're ready to trade it in as long as you maintain it and don't ignore warning signs. Occasionally, however, your car will give you warning signs that it's time to make a move. The time is now if you no longer feel safe in your vehicle.

Please take a moment to browse our inventory, read our reviews, and learn more about Big Luke's Pre-Owned Promise, the industry-leading warranty. CNY Drives is Syracuse, Fulton, Fort Drum, and the greater Central New York area's trusted, quality used car dealer.