Pitfalls of Delaying Routine Maintenance

Posted March 15, 2014

With the economy the way it is, it’s easy to justify passing on routine maintenance. While it may seem like you’re saving money by not visiting our local White Bear Lake auto service, the truth is the longer you delay routine maintenance, the more damage is being done to vital components in your vehicle.

To be honest, by delaying routine maintenance, you may not see significant damage initially, but it will catch up to your vehicle eventually. At this point, the dent it’ll put in your wallet will be much worse than a preventative maintenance plan would have.

To keep your vehicle on the road longer and running better, here are a few items to watch out for to keep your vehicle running smoothly:

Filters are what prevent harmful debris from entering vital systems in your vehicle, allowing your car to run strongly and efficiently. The major filters in your vehicle are the transmission, air, and fuel filters. When you take your vehicle into your reliable Vadnais Heights Auto Repair, having all of these filters replaced by an ASE-Certified technician won’t cost you too much money or time. If you don’t have these filters regularly replaced, you are compromising your vehicle’s fuel mileage as well as making the engine work that much harder.

Fluids act as a lubricant to reduce the amount of friction in your engine, transmission, brake and steering systems.  If you stay on your fluids and keep them fresh, you’ll be prolonging the life of every component in those particular systems. Much like filter replacements, fluid flushes performed at your reliable Vadnais Heights Auto Repair are quick, easy and cheap, especially compared to an engine replacement or complete overhaul. Doesn’t it sound smarter to spend around $200 and two hours having your fluids flushed instead of spending $4000 and a full day waiting on an engine replacement?

Your engine oil is no exception, as oil changes run anywhere from $30 to $60 dollars and should be done by an ASE-Certified technician like our automotive mechanics at our White Bear Lake auto repair shop every 3,000 miles. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s fluids, stop by our Bellaire auto repair shop today!

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