As an auto lover, you want to keep your car in good condition for as long as possible. But inevitably, there will come a point where you have to part ways. When this day comes, you have a few options for getting rid of your clunker. A common route most take is junking it. Here are four telltale signs it’s time to let your car go and junk it.
Is your car’s mileage through the roof? A vehicle with more than 150,000 miles on the odometer is generally at the end of its life. Consider letting it peacefully retire at a junkyard near you rather than pushing it past its limits.
It Looks Horrible
No offense to your car, but if it looks so bad you wince whenever you see it, it’s probably a junker. An old, rusty car covered in duct tape isn’t just embarrassing to drive—it’s also a safety risk that should be kept off the road.
Needs Constant Repairs
Are you constantly taking your car to the mechanic, but no matter what they try, it breaks down again a few weeks later? Some things just aren’t fixable. Rather than waste your hard-earned money trying to save the unsavable, junk your car and move on.
You’ve Outgrown It
Your cool and compact Beetle may have worked in college, but if your family has grown since then, now it’s just a tight squeeze! If your car no longer meets the needs of you and your family, it’s time to junk it and size up.
Basically, when a car becomes more work than reward and these telltale signs come up it’s time to junk. But don’t feel bad about junking your old car. Its parts will be put to good use and given new life, and you can move on to a newer car that better meets your needs.