How to Tell if It's Time to Sell Your Car

The process of reselling your car can be a little tricky, but it's quite common for car owners to become used car sellers. There are many reasons for wanting to sell your car, but before you do so, you need to understand the conditions in the market and the economy. Some people might be waiting for the best season to sell a used car, while others are delaying the sale because they are too emotionally attached to their vehicle. Read on if you want to learn more about when you should sell your used car.

It Doesn't Meet Your Needs

When your car doesn't meet your needs anymore, it might be the right time to think about selling the vehicle to get the cash towards buying a better one. Some owners might be delaying the decision, but you need to realize that times change and that's the way of life. Some events in your life might convince you to sell your car. You might have purchased the car years ago when you were single, but now you might have a family and the car is not enough to fit all of you.

With a large family, you will need more room for your kids and your luggage. You might have landed a new job that requires specific requirements for your vehicle of choice. This job might have you picking up clients quite often and you might need something a little more presentable or luxurious. It would give your new company a good image for potential clients. Overall, if the car is too small for that, then you should think about finding a suitable buyer for it.

You Can't Keep Up with the Costs

Some owners find it difficult to keep up with the costs of owning their vehicle. Whether it's vehicle property taxes, insurance, maintenance, fuel, and a lot more. This is a huge contributing factor while the economy is down and you're not earning enough money as you used to. Every state has this problem, especially Texas that has seen more than 23,000 people lose their jobs. It would be wise to visit a used car dealership website that understands how difficult it can be when there is economic uncertainty. This would help you make the process easier and hassle-free. The current Covid-19 pandemic cost a lot of people their jobs because they had to be downsized or laid off. There is no point keeping your car if it's causing you financial problems. If you are barely making ends meet, then this is the right time to sell your car.

Before You Immigrate

It might be the right time to sell your car before you immigrate to another country. This can happen to anyone who wishes to make a career shift for something better. Most people want to be their own boss while traveling the world at the same time. You can find numerous digital jobs that would allow you to work from anywhere around the globe. If you want to make some life changes that will affect your career and you believe it would be more fruitful to work abroad, then selling your car would be one of the loose ends you have to deal with before traveling.

To Avoid the Decrease in the Vehicle's Value

Many people believe that the right time to sell their car is before it decreases in value. Most owners think that after hitting a certain mileage, your vehicle would start losing its total value. When your car passes 80,000 or 100,000 miles, it would be smart to sell it now, as it will be significantly difficult to sell after that. Also, the price would be much lower than what the car used to be worth.

Every type of vehicle has different drops in value depending on each milestone. Whether it's about maintenance costs and warranty coverages, high milestones can make the value plunge even lower and you shouldn't wait too long. Your chances of finding a buyer would be slim if your car has gone through multiple drops in value. If you're about to reach those key mileages, then it's time to find a buyer for your vehicle to get the best price for it.

You will need patience if you're trying to sell your used car. Finding the right buyer can take a while and most buyers will try to negotiate with you about the price. Also, some owners would just go straight to a car dealership to sell their car and get a new one instead. Whichever method you choose, just make sure that you're making the right decision. If selling your car will help make you more financially stable, relaxed, or will allow you to get a better car, then it should be the smart move to make. You just need to figure out the right time for the sale.

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

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Help! My Friend Is a No Show

Dear Armchair Psychologist,

I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.


Dear Sadsies,

I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.

I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!

- The Armchair Psychologist

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