Car shopping can be exciting. Getting something that is great for the Alaskan roads, and you feel great driving is ideal. What about your current auto, and what are some signs it’s time to upgrade?
Repairs are Getting Frequent
If you are doing a few repairs back to back, or more than a couple within a year, it may be a sign that there are more to come. Evaluate the age of your auto and the likely repairs and maintenance, and the costs of them. Then, compare that total cost to what you would spend on a new or new to you auto. If you’re spending more on your older auto, it may make sense to upgrade?
Your Auto Isn’t Right for Alaskan Winters
Driving on icy and snowy roads for months out of the year may have you wishing for a 4×4. While not necessary, it can be helpful in some driving situations, or if you want to pull a trailer with summer or winter rec vehicles.
The Original Warranty is Expiring
Some people want to have coverage in case anything comes up, so there isn’t an out-of-pocket expense in addition to the regular car payment. If the original warranty is expiring, that could be enough of a reason to trade for something new or different, or purchase MAC’s warranty product.
Improved Fuel Economy, Technology and Safety
Vehicles are changing quickly and newer models have a lot of features that are desirable. Check out this Consumer Reports article showing how much a better gas mileage vehicle can save you each year.
A Good Deal on Financing
If you decide that it’s the right time for a new auto, you’re in luck – MAC currently has an auto sale! If you have an auto financed elsewhere, or have a written financing offer from a dealership or financial company, we’ll beat their offer by 1% APR* and give you 90 days before your first car payment is due! Check the details at by clicking here.
Current Annual Percentage Rate is available as low as 3.49%APR on autos, 4.99% APR on RV’s & Boats, 3.99% APR on Motorcycles & Off-Road Vehicles. 90 Days deferred payments subject to approved credit. Credit criteria apply. 1% APR savings is not to go below 2.50% APR. Only available on competitors’ proof of approval. Rates are current as of 12/12/2019.