3 Ways Upgrading Your Ride Can Enhance Everyday Life

Most Americans have a car, whether it’s leased or owned, bought new or used. Some people see their car or truck as just a method of travel from one place to another. They don’t mind buying older cars that might be loaded with miles. Others see their vehicle almost like a pet, taking great care and even spending extra money on maintenance and features to make it look and perform its best. While those that are obsessed with their vehicle will buy new, most of us are in the middle of these two “extremes” and the purchase of a low mileage, late model car is the perfect fit. Here are the three major improvements you’ll see in your life with an upgraded ride.


When getting a more recent used vehicle, one of the benefits is all the upgraded technology introduced into cars. Bluetooth capabilities have become very prevalent so that you can call, text, and even navigate your phone’s maps app hands-free. No more stopping and pulling over to make a call or figure out how to get where you’re going! Other great features can include remote start and better gas mileage. In the winter you’ll be able to start up your car from your home or office so it’s warm and windows are clear by the time you’re ready to head out. And who doesn’t want to lessen the impact on the environment and their wallet with a vehicle that uses gas more efficiently!

Backup cameras help make backing up and parallel parking easier. The backup camera was first commercially introduced in the early 2000s, but 2018 was the first year it became a standard feature in all vehicles. Legend Motors of Ferndale is proud to offer an affordable selection of 2018-2021 inventory featuring this convenient safety feature. Studies have shown this technology greatly reduces the chance of having backup collisions.

All these things will make your everyday life easier.


The safety of you and your passengers is the most important thing you should consider when buying a vehicle. Automotive trends show fatalities have been decreasing for decades, due to the fact modern vehicles are much safer. Rigorous vehicle safety standards drive manufacturers to make safer models every year. 

Late-model used vehicles are a great option to get up-to-date safety features at a reasonable price. For example, Ford Escape has had a consistent 5-star NHTSA Safety Rating since 2017, improving its rating from a consistent 4-star. Some of its specific safety technologies from 2017 include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping system, enhanced park assist, and blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert. You can browse our low-mileage selection of Escapes and see all their features. With a vehicle like that, you will be less likely to have issues that could lead to an accident; and if you were to get in an accident, you’re less likely to have a major injury.    


Last but not least, owning your own reliable vehicle opens up so many great opportunities for you. First, having a car loan can give you the opportunity to improve your credit score! This can be life-changing for people that are thinking about buying a house in the future. You can read more about how buying a car can give you financial freedom in our previous blog, Credit Education For Financial Freedom. 

Owning the car you drive opens the door to more social opportunities, including vacations! Older cars can lead you to worry about being stranded so you limit your trips to only what’s absolutely necessary. You might miss out on social gatherings because of bad weather, like too much snow for your vehicle to handle. Even with a nice, new leased car you have to be careful about the miles you put on it or face an exorbitant charge for extra miles. When you own your own quality car, then you won’t have to worry as much about the road conditions or the miles you’ll put on it. You could drive to a nice vacation spot without having to worry about being charged extra for those miles or your car breaking down on you. 

Finally, you’ll have the reliable transportation needed to pursue job or education opportunities almost anywhere around you. Travel will no longer be a problem, and you won’t have to rely on public transport. Commuting to work or school won’t be a worry, providing possibilities you may otherwise pass on.

There are so many ways a vehicle upgrade can improve your everyday life. Some reasons, like technology and safety, are easy to notice right away. But others, like the opportunities, might be harder to see at first. Either way, it’s time  for you to start thinking about upgrading your old ride or switching from a lease to vehicle ownership. Legend Motors of Ferndale is here to help you improve your life with our amazing selection of high-quality used vehicles and easy financing opportunities. Don’t make your car-buying experience ordinary, make it LEGENDARY!

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