No one likes it when their appliance breaks down, but sometimes appliance repairs are inevitable. So, how do you know when it’s time to repair or replace your appliance? At Jim & Dave’s Appliance Service and Parts, we’re here to help you make that decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether to repair or replace your appliance. Reach out to our licensed and insured experts for more assistance!


The Cost of the Repair

If the cost of the repair is less than 50% of the cost of buying a new appliance, it is usually worth repairing the appliance. On the other hand, if the repair is going to cost more than 50% of the appliance’s value, it might be time to start shopping for a new one.


The Age of the Appliance

If your appliance is more than 10 years old, it might be time to start thinking about replacing it. Appliances have a lifespan of about 10-15 years, so if your appliance is getting up there in age, it might be time for an upgrade. The rule of thumb we like to follow is, that if the appliance is less than 50% through its lifespan, it’s usually worth repairing.


Appliance Repair is Critical When…

There are some appliance repairs that are more critical than others. For example, if your fridge or freezer stops working, you’ll want to get that fixed right away to avoid food spoilage. Other appliance repairs, such as repairing a broken dishwasher, can usually wait a little longer because you can wash your dishes by hand in the meantime.


Get a Second Opinion

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your appliance, it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion. Our team of appliance experts can take a look at your appliance and help you determine whether it’s worth repairing or if it would be more cost-effective to replace it. With the help of licensed and insured professionals, you can make the best decision for your appliance repair or replacement needs.


If you’re in need of appliance repair services, reach out to Jim & Dave’s Appliance Service and Parts. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!