To start out the new year, we like to get a fresh start on our lives. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to curb heavy spending and start saving money, and investing in preventive maintenance over time can do just that! Keep reading for the top five reasons preventive maintenance benefits you and your vehicle all year-round.
Spending money on your vehicle can be a pain, especially when you’re trying to save money coming into the the new year. But don’t let that keep you from investing in your vehicle’s preventive maintenance! It may not look like it, but over time the money you put toward your car’s performance and upkeep will be paid back to you in full. Your vehicle will last longer, and there will be less of a chance that more serious and costly repairs are necessary down the line.
Less Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle
We expect older vehicles to accumulate minor bumps and bruises over time, just like we would expect to occasionally get sick ourselves. Thinking of preventive maintenance like you would your own health, it makes sense that the better you take care of your vehicle, the less prone to damage it will be. By scheduling regular maintenance checks, you ensure that your vehicle is in consistently good condition and are able to diagnose potential issues well before the point where they become costly repairs.
Better Car Performance
You can’t expect your vehicle to perform to the best of its abilities unless you take proper care of it. Preventive maintenance is key to making sure your car ages with grace and continues to run like new. With regular maintenance like oil and filter changes and tire rotations, engines run more efficiently, tires last longer, and systems operate smoothly throughout your vehicle. Knowing your car is running like new will go a long way in giving you peace of mind on the road for years to come.
Preventive maintenance helps to improve not only your car’s performance, but lengthens the amount of time it will last you. The normal lifespan of a vehicle is about 8 years, or 150,000 miles. That time frame can be greatly extended with proper care and attention, with some vehicles lasting up to 15 years or 300,000 miles. This way you get the most out of your purchase and can put off having to make a costly new car purchase.
Perhaps the most important reason for investing in proper preventive maintenance on your vehicle is to make sure you and your family are safe while on the road. Preventive maintenance inspections allow technicians to diagnose any issues lurking within your car, and make sure that it’s safe for your family to drive for years to come.
To schedule an appointment for any of your preventive maintenance needs call the team at Nona’s Auto Center at (209) 632-2044. We are conveniently located at 1565 W. Tuolumne Road, Turlock, CA 95382. Together, we can make the world a better place, one auto repair at a time.