Should I still maintain my old car?

I have an older car, and it's not running all that well. Is it worth it to maintain an older vehicle?

Answer
Deciding to let go of your older car can be difficult, but maintaining an older car isn’t always worth the price—especially if that maintenance costs more than the value of the car itself. If you have an extended warranty, this may cover some of the costs associated with an older vehicle, but make sure to look at the fine print.
That said, maintaining your car is almost always cheaper than buying a new vehicle. If you don’t have the money for a new car or leased car or you have poor credit, repairing an older car might be the better move.
Bring your car to a trusted mechanic for advice and direction. Aside from the immediate trouble, it’s important to consider what the cost of future repairs will be for the parts that are likely to break down next.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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