A vehicle is the second most expensive purchase most Canadians make, therefore maintaining your vehicle is crucial to getting the most out of your purchase. When booking your next vehicle maintenance appointment, there are several factors to consider.
Extending the Life of Your Vehicle: Just by following the recommended maintenance schedule, you can keep several vehicle problems at bay. When you are travelling in your vehicle, the last thing you want is to break down. Keeping up with the regular maintenance can help prevent expensive repairs of the transmission system, cooling system, powertrain and other components. Preventive vehicle care reduces wear and tear of the main operating components, such as the engine, that therefore extend the life of your vehicle.
Increased Safety: Many parts of your vehicle need regular checkups by experienced individuals to ensure these parts are still road-worthy, such as tires. Checking the tread depth of your tires and air pressure is essential for your vehicle for a firm & safe grip on the road. It also plays a vital role in the enjoyment of the journey.
Reduced Repair Costs: Regular maintenance is often inexpensive, but unexpected repairs and replacements can be expensive. Engine and other components don't fail without reason. When someone neglects maintenance, it gives way to minor problems developing that can become major with continued oversight of vehicle maintenance. Performing regular maintenance allows you to check whether there are signs of minor issues like cracks, leaks, or excessive wear and tear due to friction. If these issues are caught early, the specific component or part can often be saved, and you can avoid an expensive replacement. In a way, vehicle maintenance extends the engine's longevity and other moving components and can help reduce the need for an early replacement. Thus, reducing repair costs as well.
Below are some inspections that are included in our Peace Of Mind Maintenance Package:
Fluids: Many systems in your vehicle rely on fluids to operate, including your cooling system, brakes, and in some cases, the steering wheel. More often than not, over time, their levels deplete, and the level of functionality they offer decreases. If vehicle maintenance is neglected, there will be more wear and tear on the engine and other essential components, which you may have to be replaced if damaged by lack of fluids.
Tires: The correct air pressure and proper rotation ensure equal wearing of your tires. Maintaining the right air pressure is the easiest thing to do, whether you're comfortable filling yourself or visiting one of our stores (our team is happy to help). It doesn't take much time, but it goes a long way in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing wear.
Oil Change: It's one of the most critical aspects of vehicle maintenance that you should regularly check & change. Many auto experts suggest vehicle owners change their oil after every 5,000 to 7,500 km (even when using synthetic). It is essential to maintain your engine, which is the heart of your vehicle.
Keep this in mind; vehicle maintenance can cost you less than or a few hundred dollars...meanwhile, replacements and unexpected repairs can cost you thousands. Regular vehicle maintenance is a must if you want to extend the longevity of your vehicle, increase safety and reduce repair costs.