Regular preventive maintenance and tune ups are possibly the most important factors in ensuring the longevity of your car. The last thing you want is your car breaking down on the highway when you least expect it, and regular tune ups and car maintenance help prevent this and catch scary problems early. They also help increase fuel efficiency and potentially reduce carbon emissions.
What are some of the risks of not having regular car services?
Oil sludge build up in your engine or Lack of oil: this engine killer inhibits the smooth and normal flow of oil throughout your car’s engine. The short result is over-stressed engine oil and a polluted engine. The long term result could be a complete seizing up of your engine (requiring an entire replacement).
Gas mileage: A car that is regularly serviced is likely to be fuel efficient and costs less, over time, to fill up.
Vehicle damage: Driving a compromised or inefficiently functioning vehicle can result in significant damage, exacerbate existing problems and create new problems as well.
Excessive/Unnecessary wear & tear: In the short term this may not seem like such a problem, but car repairs will be required sooner than you think, will be more expensive than you hoped and will happen more often than is comfortable.
Delaying preventive maintenance or obvious problems, sounds, or leaks will inevitably lead you to more expensive and time-consuming repairs down the road. Regular car services help to ensure the efficient running and longevity of your vehicle, and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you have done all you can to ensure your vehicle’s safety and efficiency.
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Wright, Matthew. Stay On Top of Maintenance With a Regular Maintenance Schedule. 15 December 2014. http://autorepair.about.com/od/regularmaintenance/a/maint_sched.htm