Many vehicle owners believe that they don’t have to keep their vehicle up to date with regular maintenance since they bought their vehicle in good condition. For those of you who think that, please continue reading so we can educate you on the truth. Even though you keep your vehicle in the greatest condition, will still need to have it serviced on a regular basis to keep your vehicle working properly for years to come. Here at Upper Brant Auto, we want to teach you the 5 reasons why you shouldn’t ignore vehicle maintenance but ignoring that service light on your dashboard. The last thing we want is for you to end up on the side of the road on your phone calling for an emergency vehicle service.
1. SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
Hundreds of accidents happen every year in Ontario as a result of owners avoiding vehicle maintenance. You may think the reason to blame is poor driving more often than not, many of these accidents happen because of faulty or timeworn brake systems, worn out wiper blades, uneven or limited tire treads and exhaust build ups just to name a few. Make sure that yourself, your family, your car, and all the other vehicles around you are safe by scheduling regular service checks. Give us a call so we can help you make safety a priority for your family.
2. REGULAR MAINTENANCE INCREASES VEHICLE PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY
If you stick to regular vehicle maintenance, you can bet yourself that your vehicle will return the favour with being more dependable to get you where you need to be. If you pay a little more attention to a vehicles vital fluids, oils, and various parts, you can be sure to reduce the internal wear and tear.
3. YOU WILL GET A HIGHER RE-SALE VALUE
The majority of pre-owned vehicle buyers require evidence of their vehicles history of service. They do this with the goal of purchasing a vehicle that was cared for properly and kept in good condition. Regular vehicle servicing and maintaining service records provides purchasers with evidence that your vehicle has been well taken care of and has not undergone any major repairs. This is what sets apart one comparably priced and used vehicle from another.
4. LOWERS THE COST OF OWNERSHIP… SERIOUSLY!
Wait, what? Yup, you read it correctly. You must be thinking: how can I lower my cost of ownership by spending more on maintenance? Well the answer is by performing routine maintenance, you can avoid a major malfunction, which can ultimately lower your cost of ownership, as many of the large-scale problems with vehicles can be identified early and prevented.
5. REDUCES THE NUMBER OF ROADSIDE EMERGENCIES
There is very little that is more frustrating than when your car breaks down or stalls. By ensuring you keep up regular maintenance on your vehicle, you will prevent your car from breaking down, along with all the stress and expense that comes with that.