Are you one of those people who love their old car as much as they love their spouse? Or maybe even more? You talk about it like it’s a person, and if somebody asks you to let go of it, nostalgia hits you right in the face. The thought of your beloved car ending up in a junkyard is painful. That’s understandable! And you’re not alone. A car is not just a financial investment; it is a huge emotional investment as well.
We feel “very attached” to our cars and don’t want to let go of them. An old car is like an old friend we don’t want to part ways with.
As rational beings, though, we should not let our emotions dictate our lives all the time. As much as we love our cars, it’s not too wise to keep throwing cash at it to get it repaired every other day. Sometimes, it’s better to say goodbye to your old car, and sell or replace it.
Here’s a look at three major signs that indicate that it might be time to break up with your beloved car.
Stuttering starts and stops
Has your old car started stuttering a lot? This indicates a faulty transmission that can be very expensive to deal with. Moreover, if there are abrupt lunges and/or unexpected pauses every time you drive, it’s a definite sign that it’s time to replace your old car instead of sinking any more money into getting it repaired.
Fluids leaking everywhere
Your car also needs some essential fluids to stay alive. If your garage floor or parking area is gradually turning into a Jackson Pollock painting because of fluids leaking from your car, then it is another sign that you should finally say goodbye to it. These leakages can have multiple causes and are not easy to repair, and often keep coming back.
Knocking is usually an indication of major damage. In most cases, it is a sign that the camshaft is not turning in sync with the pistons, and the whole engine will thus need to be replaced. There is no point in installing a new engine in an old car with issues that keep coming back, and hence, it’s best you sell the car instead.
The repair costs of such problems are often more than your car’s worth, and you should stop investing in it. If you are convinced that you should finally break up with your beloved old car, just give us a call, and we’ll help you with the process. We will pick up your old impounded junk car from your doorstep. You can sell it to us in exchange for instant cash, or you can donate it to be used for training purposes by fire and police departments across the country.