This is a sponsored post for the Cars.com. All opinions expressed herein are my own.
There’s this exercise that I do with my 90 Day Joy Makeover Bootcamp clients that involves making a list of all the things that are robbing them of joy. They’re supposed to list any and everything on the list that is making them feel stressed out or in any way unhappy. I call it the stress dump. When I do this exercise for myself near the very top of the list is my car. 🙁
I’ve written before about how I love my car and how it gives me joy and that is also true. That Joy comes from what the car represents and accomplishment that it was to be able to buy it. However, as time goes on things change, and the car that gives me so much joy is now causing me stress. Why? Because the car is old now. My car has become a Joy Thief.
My car is now 12 years old it has some scratches and dents and recently one of the back windows has started sliding down and not going back up. I have it’s secured with packaging tape. Ugh, my car is now officially a hooptie LOL.
In addition to the whole hooptie thing I’ve been stressed about the car because it’s small. With the baby coming I have been worried that a car seat wouldn’t actually fit in the back seat. Luckily a good friend recently blessed me with an infant car seat and we discovered that it actually does fit in the backseat. That knocked the car down a few levels on my stress list but the fact is it’s still a source of stress and I need to do something about it.
The car seat buys me time but I still need to get a new (or new to me) non-hooptie car. The good thing is I have time to research properly before making this big expense. I will be researching on Cars.com. Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles. The site has a lot of features that can make car research and ownership less stressful. Here are just a few of those features:
I can research both new and used cars.
I can sell my old car on the site even if it is a “junk car”.
I can research how to install different types of car seats and even schedule a car seat inspection.
I love that even after purchasing a car I can find car ownership guidance on repairs, recalls, and finding service centers.
Getting a new car will be a great stress relief even though I’ll be sad to say good bye to my hooptie. I am happy to be using the Cars.com site to make that process easier.
Have you used Cars.com before for research, purchasing, or selling a car? If you did do your researching on Cars.com what feature did you find to be most helpful?