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We all enjoy treating ourselves to something new once in a while. Often, it's a great idea to get rid of the old and replace it with something fresh. Buying a shiny, new car can be a worthwhile investment, especially from an INFINITI dealership of Thousand Oaks. Sometimes, it is clear right away if it's time to buy a new car. Here are a few signs that suggest the time is now.

Ask Yourself: Is Your Car Reliable?

It may be time to find a new car when your old one is struggling to meet your needs. Mechanical failures that don't seem to go away are signs, but the word "reliable" extends beyond that. Your infotainment interface may be difficult to use, or some safety features could be outdated.

A great car does more than just getting you from point A to point B. Reliable vehicles don't add more complication to your life. J.D. Power reports that reliability is second only to a car's interior and exterior styling as the most important aspect of a vehicle to consumers shopping around.

Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency is an aspect that's on virtually every consumer's mind, especially those with long commutes. New cars are now much more fuel efficient, thanks to advances in technology and vehicle design, and due to new laws. In the U.S., companies are aiming for all new vehicles manufactured to average 54.5 mpg by 2025-including trucks and SUVs. Now might be the perfect time for you to buy a new car if you need the best fuel economy the market has to offer.


When buying a new car, the amount you can potentially save from warranties can be substantial. At INFINITI of Thousand Oaks, new car warranties today can include repairs of almost any broken part at no charge to you. Different parts of the car will have various lengths attached to their warranties.

Total vehicle coverage may last five years or 60,000 miles, which is a great, all-encompassing deal. The powertrain, battery, and rust protection warranties, on the other hand, usually last longer.

Check to see if your current warranties are running out or if they match up to a new car you're interested in. If your current car is no longer warranty, maintaining this vehicle could become costly soon, if it hasn't already.


You could find a fantastic price for a new car, depending on your luck and the time of year. Dealers would rather not hold onto their stock for too long, so they'll offer attractive promotions that you could benefit from. Vehicles that aren't selling as well as their competitors or which are left over from the previous year are prime targets for going on sale.

Different types of vehicles are more likely to go on sale at specific times of the year. Fall is usually a great time to buy a truck, while May is ideal for a midsize SUV. Determine what class of vehicle you're looking for and research the times of year it typically goes on sale.

Is your current vehicle showing its age or not living up to your expectations? Are you ready to find the perfect car today? We want to help you make your driving dreams come true. Shop for and test drive a new luxury vehicle right now at INFINITI of Thousand Oaks.



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