The Importance of Regular Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance is important to both your vehicle and your budget. Though every vehicle owners manuals clearly outlines your suggested maintenance schedule, nearly 80% of vehicles on the road have at least one component needing maintenance at any given time. What maintenance services should you be keeping up with, and what are the potential risks in avoiding these services? Read on to find out!

Here are a few basic vehicle components in need of regular maintenance:

-Oil filter
-Engine oil
-Air filter
-Battery
-Belts
-Brakes
-Tires
-Exhaust
-Hoses
-Transmission fluid
-Power steering fluid
-Washer fluid
-Wiper blades
-Lights

What are the consequences of not keeping up with regular maintenance?

Scheduled maintenance is in place for a reason – it’s going to keep your vehicle running more efficiently, for a longer period of time, and help your vehicle maintain it’s value. Failing to keep up with basic scheduled maintenance can lead to costly repairs down the road. Don’t avoid vehicle maintenance to save a few dollars, because there’s a good chance you’re going to lose in the end.

Additionally, accidents become more likely when these maintenance items are ignored. Take wiper blades and tires, for example. Letting your tire tread or wiper blades wear too low can put you at a greater risk of weather-related accidents. Your life is worth far more than a $25 set of wiper blades!

Where to start?

Wipe the dust off your owner’s manual. Read up on which maintenance services are recommended when. If you’re behind on your maintenance schedule, give us a call. We can take a look at your vehicle and let you know which maintenance items are of the highest priority.

Written by Coopers Auto Repair Specialists

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