Should I Repair or Replace My Vehicle?


Just back from work, hoping to keep all my work-related issues aside, and just relax, but guess what, that’s not possible because the problem resides in my house, in my garage.

I tell myself, "I can't take it anymore, looking at that...thing", so I take an oath that day to either take it out of my garage or at least make an effort to repair it.

After already spending an enormous amount in repairing my vehicle, I’m not very sure what to do with it

Do I go on investing more cash and fixing it in the hope of it not breaking down soon?

Or do I sell my car and use that money to buy another ride? 

No doubt, it’s a big decision!

There is no definite answer to this question, but you can inevitably draw a fair idea as to what suits you better. 

This is what I did, you can also follow this if you like.

So I started by getting a fair estimate of my car. 

Sites like ]]>Kelly Blue Book]]> helped me with the estimation. 

Now let's assume the cost of your vehicle is about $3,000. And your estimated auto repair cost is $500. 

Then the estimated value of your car will be about $3,500. 

So if you’re able to sell your car, you may be able to recover the repair cost as well.

But if you decide to wait, and you end up spending more in repairs before you can even recover the first repair cost, then you probably need to buy a new car. 

That said, if you’re looking to repair your vehicle, here are some useful tips.

4 Helpful Tips to Repair Your Car

1. Know Your Car 

  • Don't accept any quotation that comes your way. 
  • Know your car and what parts need to be repaired and the ones that can do without repairs. 
  • Beware of cheap or ‘too good to be true’ quotations. They may not be entirely true.

2. Can I Fix Some of it Myself?

  • Look at the various parts of your car. 
  • You’ll certainly find a few fixes that can be done by you and doesn't need a professional's eye. 
  • Fix it and save something from your side.

Note: If you’re not sure about the parts of your car, then it’s better to leave it to the professional auto repair companies in Doylestown than fix it on your own.

3. Just Wait!

  • Some parts in your car may not need to be repaired right away.
  • You need to judge the condition of your car. You know exactly how you’ve been using it, how often it’s been serviced and more. 
  • If you have driven your car consistently without getting it into too much trouble, then you may find many car parts that can wait to be repaired.

4. Budget For Future Maintenance

  • Always be prepared for the worst.
  • Getting a car insurance is one of the best ways to be ready.
  • Alternatively, you can also save up monthly just in case.
  • Keeping some money handy for any unforeseen expenses will help you when you need it the most.

If repairing your vehicle is out of the question, and you’re looking to get a new ride, then you have the following three options.

3 Options to Get a New Car

Based on your budget and needs, you can opt for any one of the options below. Bur choose wisely!

1. Buy New

  • Buying a new car is an option only when you can really afford it. 
  • The cost of a vehicle goes down drastically in 2 or 3 years. 
  • There is an approximate 40% depreciation in the value of a new car. 

2. Lease Cars 

  • This may not be the best option. 
  • Let's say you leased a car from a dealer in your neighborhood. You’ll end up paying an amount consisting of the car's depreciation and dealer's profit. You’ll have nothing invested in the car. Zero equity. 
  • Also, if you do decide to buy the car in the future, then you’ll have to pay for the vehicle at a purchase price set at the beginning of the lease and not the present value of the car. 

3. Buy Used

  • The most affordable option is to buy a used car. 
  • You can purchase one by spending some of your own money, plus the money you’ll get by selling your current vehicle. 
  • This way you have complete authority and ownership of your car. 

So, in my opinion, buying a used vehicle could be your best option.

But if you’re looking to repair your vehicle, then A&G Customs is one of the best automotive repairs in Doylestown, PA.

Listed below are some of their other services. 

  • Sheet Metal Repair
  • Body Panel Replacement
  • Custom Metal Work
  • Paint Repair/blends
  • Complete Paint Job
  • Complete Suspension Overhaul/upgrade
  • Chassis Modifications
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Engine Rebuilding
  • Transmission Repair/replacement
  • Rear Differential Rebuilding
  • Electrical
  • State Inspection/emissions
  • Trailer Inspection/repair
  • Interior Work
  • Convertible Top

To know more about how they can help you, you can also call them on 215 669 3072 or contact them.