Car On The Blink? Here Are Your Options


The sad news is that a lot of cars don’t live up to our standards. Some vehicles last forever and are incredibly reliable, and their owners don’t have a bad word to say about them. Others are an infuriating mess that always break down, usually on the side of the freeway. Drivers that have one of the latter think they only have two choices: soldier on or buy a new motor. In fact, there are a couple of other options at our disposal. Here are the ones that every person with a dodgy car needs to consider before they make a final decision.

Take It Back

How old is the car? How long ago did you buy it? Did you get it from a dealer? If you bought it less than a year ago from a name dealer, it is possible to get a refund. Seriously! A car isn’t something that we would usually think about taking back, but there is nothing wrong with returning it to the seller within 30 days. They will be reluctant to buy it back, and it is important to know that beforehand. However, they might give you a different deal if they know they are in trouble. For example, they swap the car for another one of the same value.



Study The Terms Of The Agreement

One of the biggest mistakes that we make is misunderstanding the rules and regulations of the deal. Although this is dangerous because it puts us in a vulnerable position, it is also dangerous because it can cost us a lot of money. When a car stutters to a stop, the first thing on our mind is to fix it as soon as possible. So, we go to the mechanic and ask them for a quote. What we don’t know is that the car is under warranty for the first year or two. As a result, the dealership will fix it for us because it is their legal duty.

Fix It

Well, don’t fix it alone unless there is a lot of unbridled auto knowledge you haven’t disclosed. No, fixing it without the help of an expert is a massive mistake we should try and avoid like the plague. But, finding a mechanic that won’t rip us off (sorry mechanics!) is also hard work, so what do we do? The only option is to find someone we trust to take care of the work. So, forget about the cost for now and focus on their expertise, experience, and customer satisfaction instead. If they happen to charge a fair price, that’s even better.



Sell It

Who would buy a broken down banger that’s on the verge of keeling over? Well, I don’t want to name names but I think I can surprise a few people. Okay, I’ll blab! For starters, it’s pretty easy to sell broken car if we find dealers that specialize in the area. Lots of dealerships see the potential in buying old cars because they can fix them at a low cost and resell them for a huge profit. All we have to do is find one and ask them for a quote. Or, there is the option of selling it to the scrap yard. Cars are full of precious metal, and scrap yards are willing to pay to get hold of the resources.

Now you know what you can do, what option will you choose?