Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

3 Signs it’s Time for a Vehicle Upgrade Before the Summer Season

Summer road trips, here we come! The temperatures are on the rise, and it’s time for vacation. There’s nothing like piling the family in the car and hitting the highway with visions of pool time and icy drinks. But what if your current ” road warrior” isn’t quite ready for primetime?

Here are three signs it’s time to upgrade your vehicle before summer arrives:

#1: Your Ride Guzzles Gas

Now is not the time to make quick use of a tank of gas. Prices are climbing, and who wants to stand at the pump all summer, anyway? When the warm weather hits, the last thing you want to think about is needing to refuel.

Newer model cars generally get better gas mileage, and there are even electric and hybrid models available nowadays in all makes and models. You’ll save in the long run, and so will the planet!

#2: There’s No Relief from the Heat

When you flip on the air conditioning, does it leave you wanting more? If you are planning a road trip or two this summer, riding long distances in the sweltering heat just won’t do. Just having your vehicle’s air conditioning checked can cost a couple hundred dollars, and major AC repairs can soar into the thousands.

If the age of your car doesn’t justify that sort of investment, consider shopping for something that’s new, or at least new to you!

#3: The Fish Aren’t Biting

Our last tip may not be about your car, but it’s worth noting if you happen to have a boat. Maybe your first boating trip of the season was less than exciting. In that case, it might be time to look for a new one! In fact, some experts say there are benefits to buying a boat in the spring or summer months. First, you’ll get your pick of the latest models, and second, you’ll be able to get your boat in the water right away.

What’s Next? Donate Your Vehicle to Goodwill!

If you decide it’s time to act and shop for a new car or boat, you’ll have no trouble choosing what to do with your old one. Look no further than Goodwill’s Auto Auction in Cincinnati! Ohio Valley Goodwill operates our public auto auction completely in-house, which means the proceeds are used to change lives right here in the Cincinnati area. When you donate a car to Goodwill in Cincinnati, your generous donation is transformed into life-transforming career training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Just by donating a vehicle (or boat, motorcycle, or RV), you’re helping to empower people to enrich their lives through work and learning “” now that’s a very good thing!

The process of donating a car, boat, motorcycle, or RV to Ohio Valley Goodwill is simple, fast, and easy, plus you may become eligible for a tax advantage by donating a vehicle. Your next road trip “” or successful fishing excursion “” is right around the corner!