An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Most of us have heard that old bit of wisdom, and have applied it to our physical health. It is usually offered in the context of doing what’s needed with our routine doctor’s exams, or being generally health- conscious. There’s no reason why the same philosophy that we apply to our health shouldn’t apply to our automobiles. There are definite advantages to creating a regular maintenance schedule.
Save yourself some money by getting regular car checkups. The routine (preventative) maintenance work that you get done is well worth whatever expense you have to pay. It’ll end up being a whole lot cheaper than the costs to repair or replace parts. Months and years of failing to perform regular maintenance in an attempt to save money is not wise car ownership. Such neglect can turn more expensive than all normal maintenance trips combined.
Unless you’re someone who always has the condition of your car on your mind, it’s very easy to forget about a trip to the mechanic for a check up. Some people wait until they see or hear signals from the vehicle before they go in for maintenance. This is way too late to be safe, and subjecting your car to this pattern can encourage these expensive damages. Make the routine check ups a habit, and use similar reminders that you might use to remember a doctor’s visit. Missing them can be understandable, yet damaging.
A regular maintenance schedule will ensure you get the optimum performance, and life out of your vehicle. No one wants to have to trade-in, or sell their car before they intended. But the reason is often because the car is no longer a feasible asset. It may start costing too much in nagging repairs to be worth keeping. They’ll usually decide to sell, or trade it in, before its time and start all over with a new car. This is a time- and money-wasting cycle that can keep happening when you don’t keep to a regular maintenance schedule.