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How to Know When It’s Time to Upgrade Your Car

There comes a time in the life of any Mercedes-Benz owner when they are faced with a difficult decision: Should I keep my Mercedes or upgrade it? 

On the one hand, your current Mercedes has been the source of countless memories, serving you well and impressing your friends since the day you bought it. 

On the other hand, the increasing cost of continuing to spend money on repairs might not be worth it in the long run, and there are many other beautiful Mercedes on the market that you could enjoy. 

In this article, we’ll go over some of the most important things to think through when you’re deciding whether to upgrade or repair your Mercedes. 

Maintenance Costs Are Getting Too High

You should never forget that your vehicle, especially a high-end vehicle like a Mercedes-Benz, is not just a car but also an investment. If, at some point, this investment starts soaking up more of your money than you intended it to, or more than the car is worth, then it may be time to think about a new vehicle. 

A new car generally doesn’t require much spending on maintenance or repairs. According to a report by Consumer Reports, however, as your car ages, average maintenance costs increase. 

A five-year-old vehicle averages $208 in maintenance a year, and a ten-year-old vehicle averages $406. And unfortunately, luxury vehicles like Mercedes-Benz often cost more than that. 

When maintenance costs get above what you’re willing to spend, that’s a sign that it may be time to sell your current car and upgrade to one that you won’t have to repair constantly. 

Safety and Reliability

If you can no longer trust your Mercedes to get you from point A to point B in one piece, that’s another good reason to get a new car. Eventually, it becomes no longer worth it when your plans get interrupted again because your car won’t start. 

Safety considerations are obviously important, as keeping you and your passengers safe on the roads is always a huge priority for any driver. Safety concerns also have financial implications. 

Driving a car that is less safe means you are more likely to get in a crash. And a crash means repairs, and money spent on repairs and insurance, etc. Always keep your safety in mind when making decisions about your car. 

Trust Your Gut

At the end of the day, your decision has to be one you feel comfortable with. If you are getting tired of your old ride, and are itching for a new one, then you should buy a new one. If you can’t stomach the thought of selling your beloved car or the monthly payment you’d have to pay when buying a new car, you should take your Mercedes to the repair shop so you can keep driving it. 

Repairing With Adsitco

Whether you’re repairing your classic Mercedes or looking for parts and accessories for your new one, Adsitco is the best place for all your needs. Our extensive online catalog is devoted exclusively to Mercedes-Benz products, and with years of experience, we are happy to help you with your car. 

Reach out today to get in touch with our team and learn more about how Adsitco can help you. 


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