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Fix It or Buy It?


Last week we asked, ‘is it worth fixing a car that needs a lot of work or should I get a different car?’ We’ve discovered that this question often results in a cycle among car owners–they believe their car needs too much work to put money into, go to trade in their car at a dealership, only to end up in the driver’s seat of the last owner’s problem. 


What if we could create a plan for you to keep your car and help you prioritize the repairs and maintenance of your car based on your budget. Together, we can make a plan to get the vehicle back up to safe and reliable condition so you are maintaining your car again rather than being buried in repair bills.


Of course, there are situations when it just doesn't make sense to fix the car, and it's time to get a different car. If there is rust that is non-repairable to the vehicle or the integrity of the frame has been compromised, that's a sure sign that we probably need to invest the least amount possible to keep it on the road or get rid of it. The final reason that can determine if you want a different car is if you just truly want a new car. We don’t want to discourage you from getting a new vehicle, but it’s important to think through this big financial decision rather than acting spontaneously. But hey, if you want a new car, you deserve it! 


Regardless of your choice, this is where our service advisors really get the chance to help you and get to know you. We love to dig deep with you, ask questions, and learn all about you and your plan with your vehicle, because if we don’t know, we can’t give you our best advice. As always, if you have any questions or need any advice feel free to give us a call, we are always here to help!

5 years/ 50000 miles warranty

The Benefits Of Choosing Us:

  • Free Loaner Vehicles Available (upon request)
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Free Pick Up, Drop Off, and Delivery
  • Industry Leading 5 year/50k mile Warranty
  • Financing Available
  • After Hours Key Drop
  • Towing Available
  • Professional Quality Parts
  • Complete Estimate
  • Peace Of Mind; "We are here for you!"
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