If your college student is going to be heading back to the dorms after the holidays, you want to make sure that their car is up to the challenge. This is particularly important if they're going to be driving through rugged terrain, or snow-filled roads. The last thing you want is to have them end up stranded on the side of the road, waiting for help. Or worse, involved in an accident because their car wasn't up to the task.
If you have been having some trouble with your vehicle, it is important to make sure that you are getting it to your trusted mechanic as soon as you can. Of course, you now have to deal with the decision on how you are going to get it there. You might be tempted to simply drive it there yourself, as this saves you the expense of a tow truck and you can have a friend or family member drive you home until your vehicle is repaired.
If you're tired of working for someone else and you're ready to become an owner/operator, it's time to start looking at trucks. You could buy a brand new truck, but you'd end up wasting your money. Brand new trucks may have that "new truck" smell and come with cool gadgets, but that "new truck" smell is going to fade quickly, and the cool gadgets are just going to cost you more.