Have you been taking your car to the mechanic more often lately? Or noticed you have to complete more and more maintenance in between servicing? It may be time to say goodbye to your car to a newer and more reliable vehicle. There are times when your car might just need a little extra love, and can be saved, you just need to choose what your threshold is. What do you need to
consider when you’re making that choice? Read on and we will give you a few tips on what to look at when choosing between repair and replace for your vehicle.
The biggest consideration for most people. Take a look at how much you have spent in the last year on the vehicle in terms of maintenance and repairs, then look to how much you are going to spend in the next 12 months potentially. Sometimes it’s good to include things like registration and insurance, as this will play a factor if you decide to purchase a new vehicle. Next look up the value of your vehicle, if you were to trade it in, or if you were to sell it privately. If your maintenance total is more than your resell value, you need to seriously consider whether the repairs are worth it. Repairs like a timing belt, are major and expected repairs, but your vehicle should continue on in life well after that. If your repairs are constant and not likely to extend the life of your vehicle, and are more of a bandaid solution, its time to look at other options. Remember some repairs you can save money on by doing yourself, Perth Parts can help you source replacement parts for a fraction of the price of new, which might just help you get through a little longer.
How do you use your car? Is it the daily driver you need to be reliable every day for school drop offs or work? If so, it’s probably time to consider a more reliable car. It doesn’t have to be brand new, there are still a lot of quality used cars on the market, that would be just as much of an improvement as a brand-new car, but as a more cost-effective option. On the other hand, if the car takes a bit of a beating and you know the repairs are going to give it another couple of years of life, you could just repair it. Remember, Perth Parts has your back on the cost-effective second-hand parts you may need. You never know, it might be the lease on life your car needs.
New or Used
We all know new cars are nice and easy to drive, they look smart, have less issues and more often than not are cheaper to insure. The last thing to look at is your budget, and whether you can justify smaller outputs over time, or if the large hit is what suits you. There is also the option of leasing to consider, in a depreciating asset, leasing is always a great option to explore.
It’s Perth Parts have a massive selection of items to restore the reliability and performance of your vehicle in almost all aspects and as the leading spare parts retailer in Perth and surrounding areas, we can help you find what you need; we can even ship it across Australia. If you cannot find your replacement part, contact our team today on (08) 9209 3900 and let us help you find the part you need. We stock an extensive collection of parts across a range of makes from Dodge to Ford, Jeep to Nissan and numerous models from each range and we are constantly updating our collections.