Owning a car is a big investment that requires some regular TLC to ensure it will last you a long time. Regular maintenance will keep your car running smoothly and includes things like checking/changing oil, checking tire pressure and changing filters. But why follow “the rules?”

Well, here’re three reasons why following the maintenance schedule outlined in the manufacturer’s handbook is a good idea.

Saves you money

Evidence shows that not keeping a regular maintenance schedule will actually cost you more in the long run. For example, the oil in your car is the stuff that keeps your engine running smoothly and dirty oil can lead to clogs and expensive breakdowns. By following your regular maintenance schedule and getting the oil changed on a regular basis (either by time or by mileage), you’ll be able to avoid costly (and usually unexpected) repairs later on.

Helps your car age gracefully

Regular maintenance means your car will remain a good ride for years to come. Just like you have to go see your doctor to make sure you remain healthy as you get older, having the car in for a check-up will help identify any potential problems and solve them before they become too damaging.

Avoids unnecessary damage

When you’re getting your car cared for, make sure the technician takes a look at the tires as well. Afterall, they are the four things that carry you and your (heavy) vehicle to wherever you are going. Damaged, deflated or bald tires won’t do their job properly and can leave your car vulnerable to damage from potholes or debris on the road.

If your vehicle is in need of a check-up, any one of our service centres would be happy to help you. Call us today!