No matter how well a car fares against the test of time, there will come a day when it makes more sense to trade it in for a new vehicle. But how do you know when the time is right?

Repair Costs Exceed Monthly Payments

All cars need maintenance, and all cars need increasing amounts of maintenance over time. A good way to tell if you should trade in your old Honda for a new one is to keep track of repair and maintenance expenses, while also keeping in mind that these expenses are likely to go up in the coming years. If those expenses exceed the monthly payments you would be willing to make on a brand-new car, then you have strong cause to upgrade.

Mounting Fuel Economy Costs

New cars are almost universally more efficient than old ones, no matter the brand. Additionally, as engines and other mechanical parts age, fuel economy gradually declines. By trading in your old car for a new Honda, particularly one with an electrified powertrain, you can benefit from a major boost in fuel economy and thus recoup some of the money invested in a new ride.

Outdated Safety Features

Honda cars historically perform well in safety tests but the standards of those tests are ever-evolving. In other words, even the safest cars of yesteryear are typically not quite as safe as those of today. Additionally, modern Honda vehicles come equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist and safety technologies designed to help you avoid accidents. And as your old vehicle ages, there is also the concern of an unexpected breakdown while on the road - a breakdown that could lead to an accident. If safety is on your list of priorities, then you would be served well by trading in your old car for a new one.

If you're looking to trade in your old car, you've got a lot of options. Visit Fox Honda in Auburn, New York, to explore our large inventory of new Honda vehicles!


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