It can be easily done, but you may forget to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspection. Unfortunately, too often drivers find that ignoring a problem when it first arose was a bad choice. We want to help save you and your family from financial burdens in any way possible. So below we have a list of mistakes you may be making now and will cost you lots more money and frustration than they are worth. If you ignore some issues, it could end up costing you more in the future. Having the issue fixed at the first sign can help prevent issues in the long run.
Not Checking and Changing Oil and Filter
Whether you do it yourself or have a mechanic do it, changing your oil and filters is very important preventive maintenance. Plus today it is fairly cheap considering the alternative. Neglecting your oil and filters could ruin your entire engine, which could cost more than it typically should. If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on what the proper maintenance schedule should be for your vehicle when you drive it.
Forgetting to Check the Tires
Fortunately, many newer model vehicles are able to monitor and alert drivers to any issues to their tires. However it never hurts to take a quick glance at your tires. Do not drive on bald tires and have them properly inflated and rotated. Your tires could make the difference between a major wreck on the road and getting to your destination safely. You can also bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tires for you.
If you Never Replace the Windshield Wipers
It is much easier to avoid an accident when you can see the road in front of you, so replace those wiper blades! They are certainly cheaper than replacing your vehicle. Experts in the car industry recommend replacing your blades every six months, but if they look ready to go then change them.
Ignoring Your Warning Light
If your car is saying something is wrong, then more than likely something is wrong. Do not put off getting it checked, as that can end up costing you more in the long run. And with today’s computerized vehicles, pinpointing the problem is cheap and quick. Do not let small issues become a monster of frustration.
Not Using Your Garage
Your car, truck, or SUV is likely an important investment to you. So instead of using your garage to store cardboard boxes and broken sports equipment, use it to store and protect your vehicle. If you do not have a garage or an area for a shelter, invest in a cover for your vehicle. It will take a vandal more time to uncover your car before they can scratch or break in and it will be more difficult for garbage to be blown onto the surface that can cause damage.