People get emotional about their buying decisions,
and the folks who sell cars know it. At RT Clapp, we can't offer
much of an emotional argument for what we do, except to remind you
that maintaining a SAFE vehicle protects your family and is also
a rational decision.
So allow us to expand on the rational argument:
Maintaining and repairing
your vehicle instead of replacing it is usually your most economical
Click on the pie chart and take a look at the
numbers. The largest expense in operating a typical vehicle is depreciation.
Yet the longer you keep a vehicle, the less depreciation plays a
factor. In other words, when a vehicle is paid for, depreciation
is nearly nothing.
That leads us to the next point.
For the average U.S. passenger vehicle, the cost
of a car loan is around 10% of the annual operating cost. Want to
reduce a major expense by 10%? Just keep your vehicle for a few
years after you make the final payment.
A well-maintained vehicle with repairs made when
they are needed provides you and your family safe, dependable and
A proposed expensive
repair may lead a customer to look for another vehicle, but getting
the repair often costs thousands of dollars less than replacing
We can help you lower your transportation costs.
And to keep you from falling victim to the car dealer's emotional
appeal, just ask and we'll spray a little "new car smell"
air freshener in your vehicle.