All vehicles come with a recommended maintenance schedule that is issued by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, far too many vehicle owners choose not to keep up with this recommended maintenance. Oftentimes this decision to postpone recommended auto maintenance is made for financial reasons. This is really quite unfortunate because the truth is, while scheduled auto maintenance may cost you a bit of money upfront, it can save you quite a bit of money in the long run. Continue reading to learn more about some of the ways that properly maintaining your vehicle can save you money.
Save Money On Repairs
There is no way to avoid the need for auto repairs. Even with the very best care, all vehicles will require some type of repair at one time or another. However, vehicles that are properly maintained are less likely to require expensive repairs such as the need for an engine or transmission replacement. This is because following the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle ensures that the critical components of your vehicle are properly lubricated and working together as intended by the manufacturer. Replacing parts according to the recommended maintenance schedule, rather than waiting for them to stop working before replacing them, also allows you to avoid additional repair-related expenses, such as the need for a rental car while you wait for your replacement parts to arrive and be installed.
Save Money At The Pump
Making sure your vehicle is properly maintained can also help to save you money at the pump. The reason behind these savings is rather simple. When you choose to postpone auto maintenance, your vehicle will not be able to operate at optimal levels for very long. For instance, choosing to put off an oil change will result in thick motor oil that leaves sludge and other debris throughout your engine. This causes your vehicle to work harder each time you drive it. The harder your vehicle is working, the more fuel it is going to consume. That is why one of the most efficient ways to promote fuel efficiency is through proper auto maintenance.
Save Money On Depreciated Value
New cars begin to depreciate the moment they begin to accumulate mileage. While you cannot avoid the issue of depreciation, auto maintenance does help you to preserve the value of your vehicle for as long as possible. This is because well-maintained vehicles simply sell for more than similar vehicles that are behind on their scheduled maintenance. What this means for you is that you will be able to recoup more of your investment if you should ever decide to sell your vehicle.
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13 July 2023
Hello. My name’s Samuel Jacobs. I retired from my job as an auto mechanic last year. During my years as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Some have remained friends to this day. When I was working, there is one thing that I came across at least weekly. That is how uneducated people are when it comes to their vehicle’s tires. Properly cared for tires are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Without them, your car isn’t going anywhere. If they give out on you while you are driving, there is the potential for serious injury. I’m going to share some tire safety information here. Things like the importance of correct inflation, how to check the tread, when to replace tires, tire rotation, and what to do in case of a blow-out. I hope you find this information to be helpful.