I’m Debating Getting Rid of My Car, and Here’s Why
It seems like my car and I have been spending a lot less time together. Now I'm wondering if the cost is even worth me keeping it.
I can't be the only one who for the past few months has found themselves driving a lot less. I think I went over two weeks without putting any gas in my tank. While having a car is a convenience, I'm debating either trading it in or just getting rid of it altogether.
Between the car payment and the insurance, I'm left wondering if having this piece of metal parked in my driveway is costing me more money than it's worth.
I could do the math and maybe spend half as much on Uber rides to get to where I need to go, which is currently only to the radio station or maybe to the grocery store or to pick up take out.
Let's face it, having a car is a luxury some of us may not need right now. We also need to think about the long term effects of this pandemic. Maybe we need to save as much money as we can right now. Instead of stocking up on toilet paper, we should be looking for ways to save every penny.
Maybe I'm overreacting or overthinking this. It just seems like I'm throwing money in the garbage every time I make my car and insurance payments. I'm clearly no risk to my insurance company right now.
What do you think? Have you thought about this too?