Preventative maintenance is applicable everywhere in our lives. But, preventative maintenance for vehicles doesn’t really exist. Many vehicle owners don’t think about maintenance on their vehicle until it breaks down.
If you could avoid getting a root canal, would you? If you could avoid open-heart surgery, would you? How about this – if you could avoid spending $2,000 for a mechanic to rebuild your transmission, would you?
In the medical and fitness industries, you hear a lot about “preventative maintenance.” It has become pretty common knowledge that if you want to live a long life without needing multiple surgeries or operations, it’s important to eat & drink healthy, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep.
In the landscaping and lawn care world, it’s important to mow the grass, fertilize, and pull weeds to make sure your lawn and/or landscaping looks nice and stays healthy. If you let it go for too long, it gets unmanageable and takes a huge project to clean it up.
So why don’t we think this way when it comes to our vehicles? For the average American, owning a vehicle is the 2nd largest expense we have next to owning a home. When it comes to maintaining our vehicles, there’s more to it than changing the oil and rotating the tires. Did you know pre-owned vehicles can sell for quite a bit more when they’ve been properly maintained? Why do you think that is?
In an upcoming blog we will be going into more details about preventative maintenance for vehicles, but first, we need you to wrap your head around the concept before getting in too deep. Properly maintaining your vehicle is very important if you:
- Want a reliable vehicle;
- Want to drive your vehicle for a long time;
- Want to avoid costly repairs down the road;
- Want to eventually sell it and get good resale.
Whether you buy a new or a pre-owned vehicle, there are several reasons why it’s important to keep your vehicle in good running condition. If you get all the recommended maintenance performed, does that mean your parts won’t eventually wear out? No, but it’s a proven fact that vehicles last a lot longer when their owners take care of them. So, the question remains, would you spend approximately $450 over the course of the first 120,000 miles of your vehicle to avoid that $2,000 bill down the road? We hope you would as well.
If you have questions about preventative maintenance. You can contact us and we would be more than happy to help you answer them.