Why preventative maintenance is key to avoiding costly car repairs

Why preventative maintenance is key to avoiding costly car repairs

No one likes to think about car repairs. They’re expensive, time-consuming, and often necessary. However, there is one way to avoid many of the most costly repairs: by performing preventative maintenance on your vehicle.

We recently asked our team some quick questions about themselves and tips about cars based on their experience, we will be sharing these throughout our monthly newsletters.  One of the things that kept coming up was the importance of ensuring you get your car serviced and keep on top of its maintenance.

A car is a major investment, and like any investment, it needs to be properly cared for in order to retain its value. That’s where preventative maintenance comes in. By catching small problems before they become big ones, you can save yourself a lot of money down the road.

So what exactly is preventative maintenance? In short, it is any service and or repair that is performed in order to prevent a future problem. This can include things like regularly changing your oil, checking your tyre pressure, and getting your brakes checked.

While it may seem like an unnecessary expense at the time, preventative maintenance can save you a lot of money in the long run. In fact, it is often cheaper to perform preventative maintenance than it is to wait until something breaks and then pay for the repairs.

If you’re not sure where to start with preventative maintenance, we suggest checking your owner’s manual. Most manufacturers recommend a specific service schedule for each vehicle, and following this schedule can help ensure that your car stays in good condition.  Modern cars are very good at telling you when they need something!

Of course, preventative maintenance is not the only way to avoid costly repairs. Another good way to keep your car in good shape is to drive carefully and avoid accidents. But even the most careful drivers can’t always avoid problems, which is why preventative maintenance is so important and as a bonus you will maximise your fuel efficiency

So if you want to avoid costly car repairs, be sure to keep up with your preventative maintenance. It may seem like a hassle at first, but it will save you money and headaches in the long run.

If you’d like to book your car in with MBS you can contact us on 01392 493222

 

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