The winter season may not be here for a few more weeks, but the weather has definitely taken a turn for the cold. With snow falling and making the roads extra-slick, you may be looking to make your truck a little safer. But how do you know whether your truck needs some new snow tires or if it’s time to turn in your keys and get behind the wheel of a newer, safer vehicle? If you’re unsure about the safety of your truck, here are a few signs it’s time to buy yourself a new vehicle for the holidays.
You keep making repairs
One of the most common (and the most expensive) signs it’s time to buy yourself a new truck is that you keep having to shell out cash to get repairs. Of course, getting a new truck isn’t exactly cheap. The average price of a new vehicle, according to the Kelley Blue Book, is $35,309. But, if you’re spending hundreds, or thousands, of dollars on repairs every few months (or even every year), it may be an investment worth looking into.
You don’t feel safe behind the wheel
When you strap your snow tires onto your truck, install some new windshield wipers, and make sure your truck has enough antifreeze in its system, you ought to feel safe and secure in your truck for the winter. Another sign it’s time to get a new truck is when that isn’t the case. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a car and every vehicle will have its problems at some point during its run on the road. Yet, if you know something is bound to go wrong and you’re dreading dealing with it on the road this winter, it’s time to give your truck a rest and invest in a safer model.
Don’t forget the retractable truck anchors
Whether you get a new truck or you have your old one repaired to keep running for another season, it’s crucial to keep your load secure while you’re on the road this winter. According to a AAA study, up to 200,000 car accidents over a four-year period were caused by unsecured debris. Retractable truck anchors help to keep your load safe and secure whether you’re on the highway or back-country roads. For more information on truck bed tie downs and truck tie down straps for your truck, contact Bull Ring about a Bull Ring tie down installation today.