It can be difficult to know when to begin looking for new cars for sale, but Scott Lot is here to help every step of the way. We support each stage of vehicle ownership, from the first test drive to the last service appointment, and we’re sharing a closer look at the indications and signs that it’s time for a new vehicle.

The Vehicle is Totaled

The phrase “totaled” comes from insurance, and it means the value of the repairs and replacement parts exceeds the value of the vehicle. If you owe more money on the car than it’s worth, then you may want to hold onto the vehicle until you can pay some of the cost down, but otherwise, it’s typically best to move on from a totaled vehicle.

The Cost of Future Repairs is High

Even if your current vehicle repair and replacement needs aren’t very high, it’s a good idea to consider the long-term repair costs. Vehicle value depreciates with ownership, even if you add new parts and systems, and holding onto a car that will need significant repairs in the future may lead to big losses. It can be useful to calculate the costs of future repairs, so you know when is the best time for the next car.

The Mileage is Getting High

While age can have an impact on the value and longevity of the vehicle, the mileage is a much more important indicator. It tells you how much life is left in the car, and how long you can go before needing costly repairs. When the mileage hits certain milestones, it may be time to move forward.

New Cars for Sale in Allentown, PA

No matter what your new vehicle needs may be, you’ll find a range of capable, reliable, and exciting models here at Scott Lot. Learn more about when to trade in and trade up, with support from our expert team.