Signs that it’s Time to Upgrade to a Newer Vehicle

Your Car Accident Attorney Shows the Perks of Upgrading

Many of us love our vehicles.  But that love is rarely because they’re reliable, get from A to Z, or we look really cool driving them.  No, it’s primarily nostalgic reasons.  We have built many memories with them: road trips with the family, driving to the first day of a new job, or even just the thrill of the purchase.

Over time, like all other possessions, they tend to wear out or become in need of an upgrade.  Sometimes it’s hard to let go.  Here’s when it is time to move on to the next memory maker.

You Need Improved Safety

Studies have shown, time and again, that modern vehicle technology is much safer than it was even just a decade ago.  If your vehicle is even older than that, then upgrading to something new could be a great way to help you have peace of mind on the road.

Driving defensively is the best way to avoid being involved in a car accident.  But you can only control what your vehicle does.  If you have a growing family, you’re worried about your own safety, or you just want to be sure that you’re not injured or killed in a car accident, then buying something newer may be the right choice for you.

It Keeps Breaking Down

As the engine and other mechanical components wear out, the vehicle spends more and more time at the shop.  Preventative maintenance can do quite a bit to ensure that it will last as long as possible, but there will be parts that just wear out.

If you find that you’re spending more money at the mechanic than on a car payment, then it’s time to get rid of the old clunker and get into something that won’t have those issues.  Buying one that’s brand new means you can even work a special deal that all preventative maintenance is taken care of by the dealership (at least for a few years).

You Need Something More Reliable

Even if you’re not dragging the thing into the shop every other week, you may want something that isn’t as sketchy to drive.  Most of us depend on our vehicle for our daily commute.  If it were to break down, you’d be scrambling for a last minute Uber ride so you can get to work on time.

As your car gets up there in years, it’s more likely to break down and not provide that reliable transportation that it once did.  It’s time for an upgrade.

It’s Just Not Comfortable Anymore

Just as the mechanics of the vehicle will wear out over time, so will the interior.  Seats rip, foam breaks down, carpets wear out, stains happen.  Remember when you first hopped into your current vehicle and how nice it felt to sit in there?  Does it still spark that joy?

Aside from the components wearing out, you too have changed.  You may have lost weight or gained weight.  You may have gotten taller, or shorter.  Even just the extra years on your life have caused you to feel different.  If you’re not comfy in the car, don’t put up with it for longer than you have to!

You’ve Been Involved in a Car Wreck

Even just a minor fender bender can cause enough discomfort to opt for an upgrade.  As the vehicle ages, and the value decreases, it could be totaled out with a relatively low amount of damage.  If the wreck was your fault, you can avoid filing an insurance claim by scrapping the car and getting something new.

If the accident was worse, and ended up causing physical harm or loss of life, you can get in touch with a car accident attorney to help recover damages.  Those damages can help you replace the vehicle and get into something newer that will protect you from physical harm in the future.

Let Herbert and Eberstein Help You After a Car Accident

If that last scenario rings true for you, then you need a Dallas personal injury attorney on your side.  Zach Herbert and Brian Eberstein have the experience you can rely on so that you’re fully compensated for the loss that you have suffered.

Let’s chat about what happened. There’s no obligation to become a client, first we need to see if we can help.  Call us at 214-414-3808, or fill out the contact form.