Having something go wrong with a car can result in a huge bill. Even if you have a great vehicle service contract, it will still drain your time to have to deal with a car that’s in the shop. So how can you avoid the majority of major repairs? Here are three maintenance tips that will save you both money and time.
Vehicle Maintenance You Can Perform Yourself
Even if you are not mechanically inclined, there are a few things that just about anyone can take care of on their own vehicle. For example, when your windshield wipers start to leave streaks (they’re always right in your line of vision, of course), picking up new blades at the store and changing them yourself can save you from a trip to the shop and the potential for being overcharged.
If you are pretty good mechanically, you may want to change your own air filter also. It’s an inexpensive part, a quick fix, and it will save your gas mileage. If you don’t think you can handle changing it out yourself, there are some oil change garages that will take care of the air filter at a reasonable price, allowing you to kill two birds with one stone when it is time to get your oil changed.
Brake Pads and Tires
Replacing brake pads and tires before they wear out completely is not only important for your safety, but it can also keep away other major repairs. For example, brakes that have been worn down nearly all the way can affect rotors, tie rods, and other expensive wheel and brake system components. Old tires can affect everything from gas mileage to how the car handles.
Overall Engine Maintenance
Things like oil changes and transmission maintenance are also a must. This is the heart of your car, and without proper care, you could be in for huge repair bill. Failure to keep up with servicing the engine can lead to spending thousands on a new transmission or having to rebuild the entire engine.
Protect Yourself from Big Repair Bills with an Extended Warranty
Vehicle Service Center offers the extended warranty coverage you need to keep up with the repairs that may come regardless of how well you care for your vehicle. To get your free quote, call us today at 1-800-280-6708 or submit our online request form.