Maintenance: How should I maintain my car?

What are the benefits of maintaining your vehicle?

  • DO NOT think of auto maintenance as an expense, think of it as an investment. Your vehicle is usually the second largest expense in your lifetime. According to a Consumer Reports Study in 2007, the average automobile owner can save over $30,000.00 by driving their car up to 225,000 miles.

THE COST OF AUTO MAINTENANCE IS NOT EXPENSIVE THE COST OF AUTO NEGLECT IS

  • According to R.L. O’Connor, a consultant that deals specifically with the automotive industry, consumers can save over 40% by maintaining their vehicle vs waiting for a component failure.
  • Resale value is also a consideration. A consumer, who can prove their vehicle has been properly maintained, makes their vehicle more valuable and offers a distinct advantage over vehicles with no service history.
  • Reliability. Many of us depend on our vehicle for day to day activities. The commute to work, grocery shopping, picking up the kids after school or sporting events, weddings, or traveling to your family’s for the holidays. A vehicle failure that could have been prevented by regular maintenance is not only inconvenient, but can also be expensive. Missed work, late fees at daycare, hotels and meals, and towing fees on top of the unscheduled repair costs.

It is always easier to schedule your vehicle for service at your convenience rather than at your cars convenience.

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