Repair an old car or not?

20/09/2016 English


When an old car breaks down or goes in for service, it can be a nerve-racking time! Will it be easy and inexpensive to carry out any necessary repairs? Or are they going to cost so much that you’re left wondering whether it’s worth forking out to keep your elderly motor going?

Find a reliable garage

It’s worth the effort to find a garage you can rely on and mechanics that take the time to get to know you and your car! They can advise you on whether the repairs are likely to be relatively straightforward, say replacing tyres, windscreen wipers and exhausts. And they can also break the sad news, such as corrosion, ABS braking repairs, which mean that it may be time to say goodbye.

Forget emotional memories

“Last summer it took my wife and little son travelling around the countryside and beautiful beaches in Hong Kong!" These are the lovely memories, but definitely not the key factor to decide you should say goodbye to your old car or not.

What are your options if it’s really time to say goodbye?

If you decide that it’s no longer worth repairing your old car, then what’s the next step? Of course, you could sell it on or offer it as part exchange for a newer car. Nowadays, many social media platforms, websites and even agents can help you with this job. If the car has failed its annual vehicle examination or has faults, it’s not roadworthy. You will need to bear in mind that it will be illegal to drive the car on the public road and that your insurance will be invalidated.

For more details about the protection of your car on the road, feel free to visit the car insurance page of DirectAsia.


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Mark Cheng

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