With many affordable Japanese import cars in circulation and on the streets, it is easy to assume that parts are more readily available and on the market for a quick repair turnaround. Head turners, such as a finely tuned German engineered vehicle, make such an impact partly because they are less common to see on the road. Yes, this means parts can be a bit more challenging to acquire. Does this mean a German engineered car is more expensive to service than a Japanese import? Not necessarily, there are many other variables to take into account.
Did you know that we, as consumers, are now keeping our cars for over a decade? Auto longevity has increased by 20% from 10 years ago. With this to factor in, it has become even more critical to have a well-built car that you want to drive, over choosing to purchase a disposable vehicle.
Historically, vehicles came into the shop for maintenance 3-4 times every year for oil changes. When a car comes into the shop, a standard vehicle inspection is made. Now that technology has extended the life of motor oil; it is easy to overlook regular check-ups.
German engineered cars require regular service performed. These frequent check-ups help tune and prevent issues that may otherwise arise if overlooked for an extended period of time and can save you money. Without the need for regular oil changes, cars often miss their quarterly inspection opportunity. While you may get away with not bringing your Japanese import into the shop every three months for a check-up, annual auto maintenance on these cars may end up stacking up in the long run.
Schedule an appointment today for your European or Japanese import 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.