Car Maintenance: 3 Ways To Keep Your Repair Costs Low

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It is no secret that cars are expensive. Add in pricey repairs and the cost is staggering.

Keep reading for a few quick tips to affordably keep you in the driver’s seat.

Car Maintenance: 3 Ways To Keep Your Repair Costs Low

  1. Don’t Skimp on Routine Maintenance

    No matter the make, model or age of your car, it is designed to work best if certain routine maintenance tasks are completed on schedule.

    For example, regularly changing the oil helps your car run more efficiently and prolongs engine life.

    Rotating and changing tires as they wear down will do more than enhance the appearance of your car and the smoothness of the ride. Properly maintained tires are safer to drive with and minimize wear on your car.

  2. Learn Basic Car Maintenance and Repair

    If you’re like most of us, your home garage is not equipped with an oil change bay or a lift.

    There are, however, several small maintenance tasks and repairs you can easily learn. The owner’s manual for your car, or a quick Google search, can supply you with instruction for tasks such as changing the headlights, replacing windshield wiper blades or replenishing windshield wiper fluid.

    If you keep your home garage stocked with basic replacement parts, you can replace a burnt out headlight or worn windshield wiper blades whenever it is most convenient for you. This will save you time and money.

  3. Buy a Used Car and Repair it with Used Parts

    Once you gain facility with basic car maintenance and repair tasks, you may wish to save even more money by learning how to repair your car. In this case, buying a used car can be a great investment.

    Not only will you have a car at a greatly reduced price, but you will have a chance to learn and practice new skills.

    A self-serve auto parts recycler, such as U Pull & Pay, will have thousands of used cars from which to choose. Learning to repair your car yourself can save you the hassle of taking it to a mechanic and it may be cheaper in the long run.

No matter what level of maintenance and repair work you are willing to perform, any of the above options will save you from expensive repair costs and keep you on the road.

The tips above will help you save money and you may even find a way to make money by fixing other people’s cars.

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