Lockdown is behind us – at least for the time being – and as Spain enters its New Normality, people are making many decisions based on two main factors:
- Increasing safety for themselves and their families while Covid-19 is still around.
- Taking steps to reduce regular outgoings as they recover from the financial effects of lockdown.
Why is this important in relation to buying cars? Surprisingly, even if you are not considering changing your car right now, it may be a smart investment, if either if the two situations are at the forefront of your mind. And Eddy Kramer of Altea can help you in both cases, with a wide range of new and used vehicles to suit all budgets. Let’s consider why changing your car now rather than later is a good idea.
- The Spanish public transport system is reliable and reasonably priced. However, since the Covid-19 outbreak, a lot of people are wary of using it, and prefer to use their own transport, to minimise the risk of infection. Now we’re getting back to work and school, there may be four or five people in the car, rather than one or two. That could make the daily commute a bit cramped and uncomfortable.
- If your car is a bit thirsty, you may want to change it for something more economical, if you’re using it more often, and/or doing lots of extra kilometres on a regular basis. Another reason for change is if you suddenly find yourself having to drop off family members where the roads are narrow, or there is limited parking. It makes sense to go for something a bit smaller.
- On the other hand, you may want to go bigger, especially if you are giving a lift to adults or children who are not in your household. Social distancing in a car is pretty much impossible anyway, but at least with a larger interior, there’s more room to spread out.
- The larger your car, the more expensive it is likely to be to keep on the road. Insurance, Road Tax and fuel consumption are all areas where savings can be made, so it makes sense to switch to a smaller model.
- By making the switch, you may be able to go for a newer vehicle, which should cut down on maintenance and repair bills. And spare parts are often cheaper for smaller cars as well.
- Switching from ‘sin plomb’ to ‘gazole’ means less cost per litre and more kilometres to the litre, so there’s an obvious saving there, which can mount up over time.
You can probably think of more reasons for and against changing your car, but those mentioned here will get you thinking. Why not take a look at Eddy Kramer’s web page, or head along to Altea and take a look for yourself. You can be sure of a friendly welcome from the team, with no pressure to buy, but all the information you need if you have questions. See you there!
N-332, 155, Altea 03590 (Alicante) – Opposite to Skoda, next to Repsol petrol station
Telephone: 965 845 401
Appointment and spare parts: Ext. 1
Administration and office: Ext. 2
Garage: Ext. 3
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