Vehicles are lasting longer and longer thanks to improvements in the way they’re designed, produced, and maintained. That raises a rather important question and there may not be a clear answer: when is it time for a new vehicle? Based on age, condition, mileage, and several other factors, it’s possible to narrow down when it’s time for a new vehicle.
According to Consumer Reports, the average lifespan of a modern vehicle is eight years or 150,000 miles. If a vehicle is properly maintained, it could last for more than 15 years and 300,000 miles. Eventually, however, wear and tear will run the vehicle into the ground.
While it’s possible to repair a vehicle no matter how expensive, most drivers forego a major repair on an old vehicle and invest the money in a new vehicle instead. An engine can only run for so many miles before it needs to be replaced and that can cost thousands, no matter how old the vehicle is. Given the limitations set by wear and tear, when a vehicle shows symptoms of major failure, it may be time to move on.
New vehicles feature some of the latest developments in safety technology, like lane-keep assist and smart cruise control. Those features can make both the driver and passenger safer on the road and, more often than not, those features can eliminate or correct driver error.
For drivers concerned about the environment, a new vehicle is a major way to reduce their personal carbon footprint. Modern cars are more efficient than their predecessors, resulting in fewer emissions. Even better, electric and hybrid vehicles bring carbon emissions to a minimum. As an added bonus to buying a more efficient vehicle, drivers will likely save a bundle on fuel. Thanks to increases in efficiency, vehicles of all kinds can go further than they could a decade ago.
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