Routine Auto Care Creates Savings
Performing routine and preventative vehicle maintenance now, could save you lots of money in the future. Whether it is changing the oil, replacing the wiper blades or checking the tires, finding the time to perform simple preventative vehicle maintenance is money in the bank, said the non-profit Car Care Council.
According to research conducted by IMR Inc., www.automotiveresearch.com, one out of three consumers that put off routine vehicle maintenance do so because they cannot find a convenient time. In addition, millennials and those who own older vehicles are more likely to delay routine maintenance.
“There is an old adage that if you take care of your car, your car will take care of you,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Making time to perform routine auto care not only ensures a safer, more dependable vehicle, but car owners can preserve the trade-in value and save money by addressing small issues before they become more complicated, expensive repairs.”
The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. The Car Care Council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.
The Car Care Council, www.carcare.org, offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help make auto care more convenient and economical.
Many professional automotive recycling facilities sell used, plus new and aftermarket parts. That means you can buy tires and wiper blades, along with a repair part, to keep your vehicle in tip top shape.