The Cost of Ignoring Routine Car Maintenance

Car Tips | Mar 3, 2017

Like many drivers, you may not know how to tell if there is something wrong with your car. You may also ignore warning signs like the check engine light or try to stretch your mileage as much as possible before an oil change. While it is tempting to get the most value out of your car between service appointments, doing so can cost you much more in the long run.

Think about it this way: The average cost of an oil change is between $20 and $55, but having to replace an engine that’s seized can cost thousands of dollars. By performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, you will be able to keep it in operation for longer.

Every five years that you drive a car that is completely paid off can save you as much money as you would spend on a brand new car. It is important to understand the type of maintenance your car needs. Professional mechanics and service centers can help keep your car running smoothly so you can always get where you need to go.

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