Preventative Maintenance

preventative maintenanceAt Mike’s Auto Service Repair, we caution our customers to avoid the “preventative maintenance isn’t that important” trap. It’s crucially important. Your vehicle’s manufacturer lists a service schedule in your automobile’s owner’s manual. The manufacturer recommends this maintenance because it keeps your vehicle running at its best, which means more miles for your money.

You’ll Save Money

You might put off preventative maintenance because you think can’t afford it, but can you afford a system failure and replacement instead? The primary reason why we recommend you stick to the recommended preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle is it saves you money in the end. Maintaining your vehicle prevents expensive repairs because we can see which parts are wearing down and replace them before they fail. A properly maintained automobile also runs more efficiently, which saves you money at the gas pump.

You’ll Save Time

Should your vehicle breakdown and require extensive repair, you’ll be without it for weeks. It’s much quicker to have scheduled maintenance work performed – it usually takes one day, tops – than to wait for major repairs to be completed. Plus, regular maintenance keeps your engine purring like a kitten as well as prolongs its lifespan. When everything functions as it should, you run less risk of misfiring, gear slips, stalls, overheating, engine damage from dirty oil, and tire blowouts. Preventative maintenance prevents vehicle mishaps.

You’ll Be Safer

Ignoring your tires and having a blowout alone can cause you to lose control of your vehicle with the end result being an accident. What about your brake system? When was the last time you had it inspected? Preventative brake maintenance ensures your vehicle stops every time you engage the brake pedal. No matter the system in your car, truck, or SUV, preventative maintenance keeps you safe while you’re on the road because it ensures your vehicle operates at top capacity at all times. A reliable automobile is a safe automobile.

Customized Preventative Maintenance Schedule

Finally, preventative maintenance keeps your vehicle’s value closer to what you paid for it, and you do want to get as much for it when it’s time to trade it in or sell it, don’t you? Mike’s Auto Service Repair has been helping West Springfield, MA, customers since 2004. Mike is an ASE Certified Master Technician who brings over 20 years of experience to each vehicle he services. Call us today at 413-737-7806 or fill out our online form for an appointment. Mike will discuss with you in detail the best preventative maintenance schedule for your automobile.

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