Car repairs and car maintenance have been known to be one of the most costly things any individual who owns a car might face. The average car repair in many cases can be as high as $1,500, and that is a value that too many can’t prepare themselves for.
The good news? Well there is a way to avoid this situation all together. The best way to do this is to make sure you are following through with your vehicles regular maintenance schedule. What is included in this regular maintenance? It ranges from a simple oil change to a tire rotation.
The most common regular vehicle maintenance is undoubtedly the oil change. Most vehicle and manufacturers recommend that you service your vehicle for an oil change roughly every 3,000 miles. But a lot of newer models with a premium oil can last as long as 10,000 miles. What we recommend is that you just fork over the extra money, and just your oil changed every 3-5,000 miles. Pushing beyond that is just going to add unnecessary wear and tear to your vehicles engine.
Next up, and this sometimes goes hand in hand with your oil change, is replacing your Engine Air Filter. Most mechanics recommend again, every 3,000 miles driven. Some air filters however can last longer, but they should always be checked each time you have your oil changed. A clogged air filter can lead to start up problems, and significant engine damage.
Tire rotation is another very important regular service to consider. Most mechanics recommend your tires every few months, or every 5,000 miles driven. The rotation of your tires lengthens the life of your tires and ultimately the overall performance. For those that live in wintery conditions, it is recommended to always rotate your all-seasonal tires each fall leading into the winter, then again right after winter.
These are just a few of the most common regular vehicle maintenances that as a car owner you must follow if you wish to avoid the long-term pricier repairs.
Source: Arrigo Sawgrass