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REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD REGULARLY MAINTAIN YOUR CAR
Keeping the car in good condition will save you from unwanted vehicle problems.
If you do not pay attention to vehicle maintenance, your vehicle is at higher risk for major faults developing in the engine and other components. The faults in the engine and components develop over time. If you perform regular vehicle maintenance, many of the minor issues can be prevented from turning into big problems. For example, if you keep the engine oil at the recommended level, the engine will run smoothly and there will be no problems due to overheating. Similarly, maintaining recommended levels for brake fluids and power transmission will keep these systems efficient and you can enjoy your driving experience. Maintaining recommended engine coolant levels will ensure that the engine runs cool, which will extend the life of the engine. When your car is in good condition, you are less likely to face any vehicle problems like a car breakdown, brake failure or engine failure.
It reduces the depreciation value of the car.
As your car gets older, its value depreciates. But did you know that you can still get a good resale value for your vehicle provided you have maintained your car? People who buy used cars pay attention to the regular vehicle maintenance performed by previous owners. Some buyers also ask for maintenance records to get a good idea about the car’s health. After all, no buyer would want to purchase a car and then spend a few thousand dollars in repairs and parts replacement. If you have plans to sell your car in the near future, pay attention to your vehicle maintenance to get the best value.
It might seem like you’re spending more money and time by taking your car in for regular maintenance. In reality, though, sticking to a car maintenance schedule helps you save money and time down the road. For example, the cost of replacing a timing belt before it malfunctions is much lower than it will be if you wait until it fails and causes additional damage to your engine. Things like properly inflated tires and clean filters also improve your fuel economy, which will help you save money on fuel.
It increases safety on the road.
When you travel in a car on empty roads, the last thing you want is car breakdown. When you are far away from towns and cities, it is difficult to get timely help when you are stuck on an empty road. Anything can happen on deserted roads and it is necessary you take proper preventive measures to avoid such incidents. Regular maintenance checks include inspection of your car for any underlying problems like a broken hose, loose belts or faulty battery.
The belts play an important role in powering many systems like the air-conditioning compressor, air injection pump, cooling fan, power steering pump and many more. If the belts are loose, these systems will not run efficiently and can lead to other problems.
Hopefully the above are enough reason for you to take maintenance seriously. So check out your car, truck, SUV or minivans owner’s manual and call your trusted mechanic to get your vehicle scheduled for service.