Buying a new vehicle every few years can get expensive and make you pay a lot more than you need to for automobiles. Some people want to avoid paying for costly repairs so much that they would prefer to buy a new vehicle every time a repair is needed. While this may be justified in some cases depending on the vehicle’s age and condition, many times the repair could have been prevented in the first place. The secret to keeping your vehicle for many years is preventative maintenance, and we’ve explained why it’s so important.
Many Common Reasons For Car Breakdowns Are Preventable
Some items that need to be repaired on a vehicle result from wear and tear and may not be preventable. Getting into a collision is also unpredictable and unpreventable. However, many of the most common reasons why people break down on the side of the road or in a parking lot can be prevented with preventative maintenance. Water pump failure is an example of an issue that could have been prevented. While this type of issue may seem sudden to a vehicle owner, bringing in the vehicle for preventative maintenance means doing regular coolant flushes and maintaining other cooling system components. This type of maintenance can significantly extend the water pump’s life and potentially save you from having to do a major repair or replacement.
Some Repairs Are Backed By Warranty
In the example of a water pump failure, if you have been diligent with preventative maintenance and the component still fails, it may be backed by a warranty, so you won’t have to pay anything out of pocket. You will just need to show you’ve been diligent in getting preventative maintenance checks done for the warranty to kick in. Other warranty claims could depend on whether you’ve done preventative maintenance as well, so it’s important to continue getting your vehicle checked regularly to take advantage of a warranty issue if one arises.
Schedule Your Preventative Maintenance Appointment Today
At DeBoer’s Auto, our extensive and detailed maintenance plans and inspection process are designed to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded. Scheduling a regular preventative maintenance schedule will protect your vehicle and get ahead of issues so you can avoid costly repairs or replacements in the future. The longer you keep your vehicle, the less money you’ll have to spend on a new one. The cost of preventative maintenance is minimal when you compare it to buying a new vehicle, so consider it as part of the investment made with your vehicle.
DeBoer’s Auto can help extend the life of your vehicle longer than you ever imagined. The level of detail we put into every vehicle exceeds other auto repair shops, and the result is healthier vehicles that have very low chances of leaving you stranded somewhere. If you want to increase your vehicle’s longevity, contact us today to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment and create a regular maintenance schedule.