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4 Reasons To Keep Up With Your Car Maintenance Schedule

Between your work, familial and social obligations, you may struggle to find time with other “lesser” responsibilities, such as car maintenance. And, if your vehicle is running just fine, why should you try to squeeze in a maintenance visit between Friday’s last meeting and baseball practice? There are quite a few reasons, actually. Routine car maintenance can help keep your car safer, improve your gas mileage, increase performance and prolong the life of your vehicle. It can also help you avoid costly repairs and maintenance issues. If you’re someone who only brings your car into the shop when something goes wrong, read on for a few reasons you should change that.

  1. Save Money

For many people, money is the number one reason they forego routine maintenance visits in Las Cruces. However, veering from your maintenance schedule may cost you more money than it saves you. For instance, preventative maintenance services such as cleaning out the air filter or rotating your tires can help prevent more costly issues down the road, such as an overheating engine or uneven wear on your tires.

  1. Ensure Your Safety

Whether you plan to use your vehicle strictly to get to and from work or to take long road trips across the state, a safe, reliable vehicle is essential. When you bring your vehicle into a Las Cruces repair shop for regular visits, you can rest assured that it doesn’t have any issues that may compromise your safety or leave you stranded on the side of a road in the middle of nowhere.

  1. Convenience

Time is a precious commodity, one that people seem to have less of these days. If you’re like most people, you don’t have time to wait hours or even days for your vehicle to get out of the shop. Routine maintenance visits require far less time than repair visits. If your vehicle fails altogether, you could be out a vehicle for weeks. If it breaks down at an inopportune moment, you could be late for an appointment or miss it altogether. Long store short, keeping up with your car maintenance schedule allows you to stay in control and is therefore much more convenient than issues that arise when you skip visits.

  1. Maintain Value

You’ll never get for your vehicle what you paid for it, but that doesn’t mean you must sell it for dirt cheap. When it comes time to sell, potential buyers will want to know that the car’s systems are in good working order and that they will remain that way for years into the future. It also doesn’t hurt to invest in external repairs, such as bumper repairs and dent repairs, or to invest in a new paint job. The reliability of a vehicle may sell a buyer, but the car’s appearance attracts him or her.

If you’re not sure if your vehicle is overdue for maintenance or not, it probably is. Schedule a visit with ABC Paint & Body for the inspection and maintenance your car needs.