1.Car sales in English have almost recovered the rhythm prior to the economic crisis.
- 1 1.Car sales in English have almost recovered the rhythm prior to the economic crisis.
- 2 2.Among the most common breakdowns in old cars stands out the wear of the timing belt.
- 3 3.Cars of that age are less efficient
- 4 4.A first argument is that of security.
- 5 6.In the heat of controversy by the emissions, and after episodes of contamination that have forced
- 6 7.Although a new car requires a significant outlay
Despite everything, sales to aprticulare remain stagnant, while the car park is above 10 and even 11 years. According to the forecasts of the Federation of Automotive Dealers Associations (Faconauto), 65% of the vehicles in circulation in 2020 will be more than 10 years old, a situation that will be aggravated by the fact that the park will hardly be renewed, Remaining stagnant during this triennium in around 26 million vehicles.
2.Among the most common breakdowns in old cars stands out the wear of the timing belt.
which if it is not replaced in time poses a risk of breakage, seriously damaging the engine. The clutch is also a victim of age causing the so-called inado slip effect ’and also the braking parts that gradually and due to use reduce their braking capacity. Finally, the failure of safety systems such as seat belt anchorages and exhaust pipes that are prone to presenting certain cracks over time and should be reviewed, as they are responsible for reducing the emission of gases into the atmosphere.
3.Cars of that age are less efficient
, consume more, are the first to which administrations restrict circulation in the event of severe episodes of pollution, and also have a greater chance of damage. The Madrid Association of Automobile Dealers (AMDA) determines a number of reasons why it is convenient to buy a new car and dispose of a vehicle that is over 12 years old.
4.A first argument is that of security.
At the beginning of the year, the General Directorate of Traffic warned that in 2016 there had been an increase in the average age of the vehicles involved in fatal accidents. In the case of passenger cars in which the fatal victims were traveling, the average age was 13.6 years. The relationship between vehicle age and the possibility of having an accident is a reality that we can avoid if we choose to drive a new vehicle.
5.A brand new car is safer because it is developed with the latest technological advances to better protect occupants and incorporates the latest security systems.
6.In the heat of controversy by the emissions, and after episodes of contamination that have forced
the restriction of the traffic in the center of some Spanish cities, the certain thing is that the emissions of the old vehicles are higher than those of the new cars, since These are increasingly more efficient in terms of consumption and emit less polluting substances. In Spain, the average age of the car park is almost 12 years old (according to the National Association of Manufacturers –Anfac-), which means that there is a high number of old vehicles circulating on Spanish roads. Currently a vehicle emits 30% less CO2 into the atmosphere compared to one over 10 years old.
7.Although a new car requires a significant outlay
, it is economically more profitable than a veteran car. Cars over 12 years old suffer more breakdowns and at this age their maintenance becomes more expensive due to the need to gradually replace important parts for a good operation, such as the brakes, shock absorbers or the timing belt, among others. A new car has a very low probability of having a breakdown and this is added to the fact that current engines are much more efficient and consume considerably less fuel, undoubtedly a savings for the consumer’s pocket. It should be added that in many cities the access of less polluting vehicles is favored with reduced rates in the regulated parking area.
8.An important argument is also that of comfort. More comfortable seats, climate control for the front and rear seats, higher quality sound equipment, driver assistance systems and many other elements that make the life of the driver and his companions inside the vehicle much more comfortable and enjoyable.
.Finally, one cannot forget the increasing need to travel “connected”. Technology has advanced a lot and the automotive world is one of those that has benefited the most from this evolution. Manufacturers launch the most connected and technological cars on the market. Inside a vehicle, occupants can already connect to the Internet, incorporate hands-free systems to avoid distractions behind the wheel, allow them to check email or access their mobile phone through systems such as Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto. According to Anfac data, one out of every five cars sold in Spain already includes a connectivity system.