The empty nester’s guide to buying a car

It’s about that time to begin the bittersweet process of sending/lovingly pushing your kids off to the next chapter in their lives. It’s ok to tear up a little—we won’t judge—but now’s your chance to let go of your tried-and-true vehicle and welcome an upgraded ride that better fits your new lifestyle. Now that’s something to cheer about! Here’s a handy guide for finding that perfect upgraded car so you can feel better about at least one major change in your life (they’ll be fine, Mom, we swear). This is the empty nester’s guide to buying a car.

Size matters

They’re not little, they’re fun-sized! Empty-nester mid-life crises call for dream cars, including that sleek Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. And don’t be scared to try out a larger car than you’re used to, either. Maybe you’ve taken up a new hobby with all the extra time you’ll have and will need more room to transport all the things, and that’s ok, too. Your life is changing and it’s wise to start paying attention to the amount of space you really need. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to test drive that ZR1.

Don’t be afraid to splurge

With this empty nester’s guide to buying a car, take notice that you don’t need to be afraid to splurge. With kids out of the house, now’s the perfect time to get the car you’ve always dreamed of. No need to worry about extra financial obligations (goodbye teen driver insurance policies, and gum on the seats, and crumbs in the cracks, and stickers on the windows, and spilled drinks, and…) or warily letting your kid take your car out for a spin. Need some sweet recommendations? Check out Business Insider’s 21 stunning cars that are worth splurging on—some cost less than you think!

Do your research before selling your old car

There are many different ways you can go about selling your ride, like going through a dealership or taking the DIY route on the classifieds. We recommend doing some research first to learn about the pros and cons of each option, so you don’t get stuck in any frustrating situations. The good news is we’ve already gathered a few inside tips for you so you can make the most informed decision. When you’re ready to upgrade your car, let us know! Selling your car to Carvenience is easy, fast, and just plain carvenient. We’d be happy to make you a sweet offer instantly and finally take your old ride off your hands so you can go live your best life.