Should you schedule auto repairs, or is it time to trade in?

January 26th, 2018 by

Are you at a crossroads with your car, trying to decide whether you should shell out more money for vital auto repairs or just wash your hands of it and cash out? We get it – it’s a tough spot to be, and it can be hard to decide which route is the most responsible and efficient one to take. Luckily, our Orlando auto repair techs are here to help you figure out the best path for you and your vehicle.

4 signs it’s time to trade in

Here are four major signs it’s time to trade in, trade up, and stop putting money into auto repairs:

1) Your car is dangerous or unreliable. ‘

If your car has become dangerous – we’re talking consistent problems with braking, accelerating, etc. – or is just incredibly unreliable, then it’s time to cash out and move on. You don’t want to put others or yourself in danger when you hit the road, nor do you want to be constantly waiting for a tow truck. If this is the case with your car, we recommend skipping the auto repairs and saving that money for a down payment on a new ride.

2) You’re making repeated trips to the mechanic. 

Find yourself spending a lot of time at the body shop getting auto repairs? If you feel like it’s quickly becoming your second home and your car’s issues just can’t seem to be resolved, do yourself a big favor and move on. Trade your ride in and get behind the wheel of something that’s reliable AND affordable, and enjoy your newly freed up weekends and afternoons.

3) You’ve been wanting an upgrade in terms of technology. 

Feel like your current car just doesn’t cut it when it comes to safety tech, connectivity, or both? If it’s also experiencing problems that require big auto repairs, now’s your opportunity to trade in for something more advanced. Get the features you need… this is an excellent time to do it!

4) Your car’s value is less than the cost of repairs. 

Here at Toyota of Orlando, our used cars director can quickly and efficiently appraise your car to tell you how much it’s worth. We also have a handy trade-in value tool on our site for you to utilize. If the value of your car is less than the estimated cost of repairs, it’s not worth putting more money into the vehicle. Instead, put that money into something newer and more dependable.


What’s the Toyota of Orlando Vehicle Exchange Program?

 Toyota of Orlando Vehicle Exchange


And we can help you do it! The Vehicle Exchange Program at Toyota of Orlando was designed especially for people like you. Our specialists can pull a CarFax, do an in-person appraisal of your car, talk to your mechanic, and help you find a new vehicle that has comparable or even lower payments. And they’re here seven days a week until 10 pm to serve you!

Come on down to Toyota of Orlando. We’re just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road, and you can call us at (407) 298-0001 to get the process started!

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