Keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance services is an extremely important part of keeping your car running right. But oftentimes it’s these maintenance services that seem to get the backseat! “Life” just seems to get in the way.   The truth of the matter is, however, that a good car owner knows getting regular auto maintenance services performed is the best thing that you can do for your vehicle – and for your busy schedule! On average, maintenance services take much less time, and cost much less, than a major auto repair service. Still need more convincing for how keeping up with your car’s maintenance services can make your life easier? Check out these great reasons below.     

Longevity: You’ve probably seen a car that is older than, well, dirt. But surprisingly, it doesn’t look like it. I’ve seen vehicles with over 400,000 miles on them that run & look great! In fact, a well-maintained old car can outlive a newer car that’s been neglected without proper care. Quite often, it’s the little things like regularly checking your tire pressure, brakes, fluid level, battery and lights that make the big difference in the long run.

Boost Your Safety: Did you know that some road accidents are directly caused by poor car maintenance? For instance, you can forget to service your brake system and when you need to slow down, it malfunctions causing an accident. Another scenario would be a worn-out tire that was supposed to be changed that bursts when you’re driving at high speed. You get the picture, right? Anyway, maintaining your car can improve your safety and potentially save your life.

Enhances Reliability & Performance: If you drive a car for long enough without maintenance, you start to notice a decline in the performance. It could be that it doesn’t accelerate fast like it did when it was fresh out of the dealership. Maybe the fuel economy worsened, or it coughs when you start it. This happens because it is normal for car components to wear out if they aren’t serviced or replaced on a regular basis.

Increases the Resale Value of Your Vehicle: Ever wondered why some classic cars are auctioned at a higher resale value decades later after they were purchased? This is usually quite common among rare limited car models that are out of the market, but the owners kept them in mint condition. However, even if your vehicle is not one of those scarce types, ensuring that it is well-maintained will increase its resale value when you go to trade it in at a dealership or sell to a private buyer.

Saves You Expensive Repair Costs: Prevention is better than cure! Regular maintenance of your vehicle ensures that little issues are caught before they become BIG issues. It’s like going to the doctor for an annual exam. You can take care of your body...take care of your vehicle in the same way.

Minimizes Roadside Emergencies: It can be annoying when your car engine won’t start on a cold winter morning or it suddenly breaks down on the roadside due to overheating problems. It’s even more frustrating when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with no strong network signal and you have no choice but to abandon your vehicle to go seek help. You can minimize the risk of roadside emergencies if you take good care of your vehicle.

We hope that you found these auto tips useful...and that if your vehicle to the “doctor” lately, we hope that you schedule an appointment soon! Big City Cars is located at 4910 Lima Road, just down from Costco. Or give us a call today at (260) 212-1111. We look forward to helping you get into a quality preowned vehicle that fits your lifestyle & budget.