How often should I buy a new car?

"I’ve asked friends and family about this and gotten lots of answers: five, seven, 10 years. What’s your expert answer?


“If you’re someone who is mechanically inclined and capable of handling all the maintenance work needed to keep the average car in good working order, I would say you should get a new car whenever you get tired of the old one. However, if you’re not a handy person and you wish to avoid as many maintenance costs as possible, it can be a good idea to get a new car every eight years or so. “
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 09, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.

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