A lot of people operate their vehicles and don’t think at all about maintenance or repairs until the vehicle has broken down. Preventative maintenance, however, can save you a lot of money and repair costs and the small amount it costs now for maintenance can’t compare with huge repair costs down the road.
When you consider that owning a vehicle is one of the largest expenses we make in our lifetimes, usually only second to a home, it makes sense to put time and effort into its general upkeep. It has been proven that vehicles last longer overall when they are treated with tender loving care and provided with regular maintenance services throughout their life span.
Better Fuel Mileage
With the cost of fuel skyrocketing lately, it’s important to optimize your gas mileage with routine maintenance. Even simple things like changing the air filters and the oil will reduce your gas consumption considerably. Your tires should be rotated and then balanced every 15,000 – 25,000 kilometres to also optimize fuel efficiency. An overall general tune-up that includes checking or replacing your spark plugs will also help the cause.
Preventative maintenance will help keep you safe on the roads, which is the most important reason why you should be maintaining your vehicle regularly. A certified mechanic can let you know of any potential problems in your car before they become dangerous. Your vehicle is also less likely to break down while you’re on the road so that you don’t end up stranded in a remote area or in the middle of traffic in the city.
If you need help with the maintenance on your vehicle or need a repair done, please fill out the contact form on our website at uchanics.ca or call us directly at (647) 725-7750. We are the vehicle mechanics that come to you when you need us the most.