The Post-Lockdown Car: Should I Change It?

Finally, we can drive around, we can go to the shops, and we can even go to restaurants! The British lockdown is easing. Normal lifestyle isn’t ready to resume, but we’re getting closer to a sense of normality. So for families who have been working from home since March, the prospect of getting in the car for a trip around the UK can be daunting for a variety of reasons. 

Firstly, how do you know it’s safe? The answer is: you don’t, and you should stick to safety precautions, such as wearing a mask. 

Secondly: Can the car make such a trip without any issues? After all, if you haven’t been driving regularly, your car has been staying on the drive for the best part of three months. Do you know what three months exposed to the weather elements do to an idled vehicle? So, driving the car again after lockdown may make you wonder if it’s time to change your vehicle. 

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Will you be driving more once the lockdown is over?

Life is ready to start again. As said, it’s not quite back to normal, but we’re not losing hope. As such, you may already be planning for the first day of school in September and arranging extracurricular activities for both you and the kids. Perhaps it’s time to sign up for that dance class you’ve always dreamed of? Or maybe you’ve decided to apply for an evening voluntary role in your local charity centre? As your family gets ready to put the lockdown behind, you suddenly realise that you’ve got a lot of new activities planned for the rest of the year. If you’re going to rely on your vehicle a lot more, it could be a good idea to look for a reliable car, such as a used BMW to replace your old vehicle. After all, you don’t want to get stuck on the side of the road because the car is refusing to start!

Do you intend to spend more time working from home?

For some professionals, the lockdown has transformed the way they thought about their jobs. It turned out that working from home is not only possible, but you find it enjoyable too. It saves you a lot of time and stress that you would usually spend in commutes. If you’ve decided that you’ll be driving less in the future, you may not need to change your car just now. Perhaps, you can get it fixed without breaking the bank? Switching the battery would resolve most of the problems. And you can get hold of rust on your brake disks with a wire brush. 

Is everything back to normal?

You’d planned to change the car anyway, but you’re keen to save money after the lockdown. If buying new isn’t an option and you’re concerned about saving money without depriving your family of transportation, leasing could be the right solution for you. Leasing means you don’t have to worry about car deposits or colossal price tags. You can find brand new lease vehicles at a low monthly cost if you don’t mind not owning the car. 

For a lot of consumers, life under lockdown has forever changed our relationship with our vehicles. Some have decided to drive less while others want to invest in something more reliable. Changing or keeping your car is a question that will affect your lifestyle, your finances, and your safety on the road. 

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