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Preventative Car Maintenance

5 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

by Dutch Silverstein April 6, 2021

Preventative maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle running efficiently and continuously for many years. One of the best ways to maintain your car is to have professional auto mechanics like those at A & M Auto Service inspect your vehicle during scheduled routine services. There are many types of preventive maintenance, from changing your oil to flushing your transmission to inspecting tire tread. Keeping up on this type of vehicle care will benefit you in the long run, and here are five reasons why you’ll want to keep up with your vehicle’s service or get started right away!

#1 everyone can appreciate this; it will save you money

For example, if you get your oil changed regularly, which we recommend between 3,000 and 5,000 miles, for many reasons, did you know it will increase your fuel economy? Therefore you’ll be saving more money on gas in the long run. Keeping up with maintenance; prolongs the life of your vehicle and prevents unexpected issues from springing up at inconvenient times.

#2 Your vehicle will last longer and run smoother

Did you know that simple maintenance tasks such as checking your tire pressure and ensuring your tires have plenty of tread will increase the smoothness of your ride? Preventative maintenance will help keep your vehicle running longer; by simply making sure your transmission fluid is topped off, you are preventing your car from strain while shifting. Say, if the engine oil were to run low, it could cause your vehicle to overheat and cause a worse issue than just low fluid, like warping mechanical parts. Most car problems don’t happen overnight; they tend to manifest over time and worsen if ignored. You can trust the folks at A & M Auto Service to inspect your car, increasing your vehicle’s reliability.

#3 Preventing unexpected breakdowns

Preventive maintenance will keep your car from being in the shop unexpectedly for extended amounts of time. No one wants to spend the extra money to rent a car if it is avoidable. Scheduling regular upkeep will help you keep your vehicle running smoothly and keep you on the road and on schedule.

#4 Maintaining Value

Reason number four is for those of you thinking ahead to the next car of your dreams. Let’s face it, many of us have cars that we want to upgrade eventually. If you’re planning to sell or trade-in your vehicle, properly maintained vehicles are much more likely to be sought after and bought. The amount of time and effort it takes to maintain your car will increase the resale value; this means in addition to peace of mind while driving, you are more likely to get a higher resale value, saving you money in the long run.

#5 Peace of Mind

The fifth and final reason is probably the most important, it will give you peace of mind! There is no greater feeling than the knowledge that your car won’t break down, leaving you in the middle of nowhere with a broken vehicle. An unserviced vehicle is a potential ticking time bomb that could put you in a less than savory situation, such as a break down in the middle of the road. Untimely breakdowns not only pose a risk to you but to other people on the road. By conducting regular preventive maintenance, you will be confident that the chances of your car leaving you stranded are low, and you can continue with ease on your next adventure!

From Charlotte, NC, to Pineville and beyond, you can trust A & M Auto Service for all of your preventive maintenance and auto repair needs. Our entire team focuses on creating a top-notch customer service experience for you; we are here to serve. Schedule an appointment with us and have a qualified auto mechanic care for your vehicle; you will be glad that you did! A & M specializes in quality service and repair, so you can trust that your car is in the best of hands. For peace of mind, please schedule an appointment with us today; we look forward to seeing you soon!

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