How to Easily Save Money on Car Repairs

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One of the most frustrating things about owning a car is having it break down. Many people agree that cars seem to always break down at the most inconvenient times, making it difficult to maintain regular daily activities while your car is in the shop.  But guess what?  There is NEVER a convenient time for your car to break down, which makes maintenance even more important.  The inconvenience, combined with the repair bill, equates to stress and headache!

But, these situations can frequently be avoided by staying up-to-date with regular auto maintenance. Here are a few things you need to know about regular maintenance to minimize the chances of your car breaking down:

car repairMaintenance is Usually Cheaper than Repairs

Regular maintenance on your car is always much cheaper than repairing the car. For example, a timing belt change takes a few hours and it only costs several hundred dollars (depending on the type of car you have). If you procrastinate the timing belt replacement and the belt breaks, then it will ruin your engine… leading to thousands of dollars in repairs.

Doesn’t it make sense to spend a few hundred dollars now to avoid a repair bill of as much as $2,000 later? Watch your mileage and maintenance schedule, and make sure to have the timing belt replaced at the recommended mileage.

The timing belt is just one small example of how regular maintenance can save you money. Other examples include oil changes, tire rotation, brake pad replacement and more.

Other Benefits of Regular Car Maintenance

When you are proactive to keep the car in good working order, then it decreases the likelihood that you will be dealing with a broken car on the side of the road. Additionally, you can choose the time when it is convenient for you to leave your car in the shop for a while, making it easier for you to manage your schedule.

Another reason that regular maintenance will save you money is because it will extend the life of the car. If you take care of the car and keep up with ongoing maintenance it is possible to drive the car for a longer period of time, which potentially will save you money on car payments that would be required to replace a broken car.

Do you want to find out more information about the maintenance schedule for your car? Contact European Autowerks for more details. Call us anytime for help with your car repairs or maintenance: (951) 225-1131