As the years go by and money gets tighter, new cars are becoming somewhat of a rarity. When was the last time that, during your commute, your car rubbed shoulders with a 2022 model? Probably never. Most vehicles on city highways are cheap, yet well-loved cars that probably have served multiple families over their decade or more of life.
The good news is that postmarket upgrade companies like Mobile Installation Services make upgrading to the car of your dreams easy—not to mention financially feasible. But besides the obvious money factor, why upgrade instead of buy new? We investigate below.
Technology Can Be Integrated
Even if you have an older but functional vehicle, it's hard not to envy drivers of sleek, tech-laden, feature-filled newer vehicles. Depending on if you're looking for performance or function, there are ways to seamlessly integrate new styles of technology that have an exceptional function and fit even for older vehicles.
Choosing luxury items like remote-start technology, subwoofers, or laptop mounts, can help bring your vehicle to a more up-to-date feeling while saving you money by not investing in a newer car.
Consider the Vehicle's Condition
If your vehicle's exterior looks outdated or your paint is faded, it might be making you consider looking at a newer vehicle, but some upgrades are much less expensive than purchasing a new car. One low-risk option is to invest in a vinyl full-body wrap. This runs about the same price as a new paint job, and it's less permanent and still will protect the vehicle's body.
Another option is investing in window tint because it can upgrade your vehicle's exterior and create a sleek new look that will have you forgetting about that new upgrade!
Your Insurance Might Go Up with a New Car
Another important consideration is that your insurance rates will depend on the vehicle's age. This is because newer cars have more expensive parts and come with higher repair costs in most situations. It's been found that insuring a vehicle that's more than ten years old may be a wiser investment for saving money, meaning keeping your trusted automobile can be a better solution than purchasing a new one.
New Car Parts and Repair are Expensive
The cost of repairs and parts will also go up if you upgrade to a new vehicle. In most cases, the cost difference can be between 5 and 10 times as much for a new car as for an older one. Not only do they come with advanced safety features like sensors, cameras, and airbags, but they also have higher prices for replacement parts due to new materials being used.
Upgrades are Greener
No matter how fuel-efficient your car is, it’s a fact that driving is detrimental to our environment. That said, cars also hurt the planet long after they’ve surpassed their usability. Disposing of items like:
● The car’s battery
● Wheels and tires
● Fluids in the engine
All come at a cost and don’t forget the manufacturing process, which also has an impact. When you choose to upgrade instead of buying new, it means you are picking a more sustainable solution, and minimizing the impact on the environment.
Even environmentally responsible car manufacturers cannot completely eliminate their emissions, so upgrading your current vehicle with upgrades like a remote start is the best way to drastically change your driving experience while also respecting the environment.
Upgrades Can Coexist with Sentimentality
Face it: You’ve probably made some good memories in your current vehicle. Whether you use it to shepherd your kids to school or to cruise around town on romantic outings with your partner, there’s no denying that the vehicle you’ve used for years has become a constant in your life.
One way to help with this transition is to invest in postmarket upgrade services. They offer the best of both worlds by allowing you to embrace the convenience new auto technology brings like DVD systems, and hold onto what probably was a part of your way of life for years.
Need Upgrades? Contact Mobile Installation SERVICES Today
If you’ve decided that your vehicle is ready to step into the modern world, contact Mobile Installation Services of Brooklyn Park today. We install everything from bug shields to heated seats to car audio amplifiers; we know our way around the postmarket upgrade industry. To find out more about our products and installation services, visit our Brooklyn Park location. You can also call us at 612-986-3332, or you can send a message to us on the contact page.
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