How Does Preventative Maintenance Extend The Life Of My Car?

Some people bring their vehicles in for scheduled maintenance like clockwork; others figure it isn’t that big of a deal. If you’re the latter, University Auto Repair would like to explain why preventative maintenance is so important. First, it extends the life of your vehicle, which means you get more out of your investment. It also does the following, which saves you money in the end.

Prevents Breakdowns and Major Repairs

The purpose of preventative maintenance is to keep all vehicle systems running as efficiently as possible. During preventative maintenance, technicians replace belts and hoses, drain and refill fluids, replace filters and check vehicle parts to assess their wear and tear. Should something be worn, such as brake pads, technicians replace the pads before they cause damage to the rest of the brake system.

This not only saves you money, as it’s less expensive to replace brake pads than it is to replace the brake system, is also prevents breakdowns. For example, if you fail to maintain your radiator system, your vehicle could overheat and leave you stranded on the side of the road. Why put yourself through that stress? Preventative maintenance helps technicians identify problems before they become problems.

Boosts Fuel Efficiency

Preventative maintenance also saves you money at the gas station and considering the ups and downs of gas prices these days, everyone could stand to save a little money at each fill-up. Believe it or not, clean air filters, oil changes, tire rotations and other preventative maintenance reduce how hard your engine must work. The less your engine works the less fuel it burns, i.e. better gas mileage.

Keeps You and Others Safe

What might happen if one of your tires blew out? What if you were driving fast when it blew? The best-case scenario is you maintain control of your automobile and are able to pull over to safety. The worst-case scenario is you lose control of your vehicle and cause a serious accident. Preventative maintenance keeps you and others safe on the road by preventing dangerous situations such as tire blowouts.

When you take all of this into account, it’s hard to ignore your vehicle’s preventative maintenance schedule, which you’ll find in your owner’s manual. University Auto Repair in Flagstaff, AZ, employs certified technicians who are experts in maintenance services. Call us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll get you in and out quickly and safely driving down the road.


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