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Budgeting for Vehicle Maintenance
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From negotiating the price to sitting behind the wheel while testing the stereo system, purchasing a vehicle can be both a stressful and enjoyable experience. Hours of research and time spent visiting multiple dealerships is forgotten as you drive that shiny, low mileage, new-smelling car off the lot. What a great feeling! But there’s something else you could be forgetting. Auto care and maintenance.
When you’re cruising around in your newly purchased vehicle, how often do you think about vehicle maintenance? Unfortunately, with every passing mile, fluids, filters, tires and wiper blades wear out. But, before you start feeling bummed out about the constant wear and tear on your new purchase, read on.
When making a vehicle purchase, it’s a no-brainer to budget for that monthly payment while attempting to get the most “bang for our buck,” even by considering gas mileage in our vehicle selection. This is a great first step! However, knowing that miles add up and the fluids, filters, tires and wiper blades wear out, budgeting for car maintenance is a very important next step.
Putting $10 or $20 aside each month in your “cookie jar” for auto maintenance will put you in the driver’s seat when those critical wear items need to be replaced. By preparing for and consistently completing maintenance required by the vehicle manufacturer on time, you will extend the life of your car, retain its value and prevent unwelcome, surprise car troubles down the road.
Regardless the miles on your current ride, set aside those dollars every month for maintenance. It will give you peace of mind knowing you have the funds in hand to keep your baby running smoothly.
Lube Stop offers a number of
preventative maintenance services
that will keep your car in tip-top shape. Have questions about how to care for your car? Stop in and see us at one of our
37 convenient locations
October 14, 2015
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