ownership after you drive it off the dealer’s lot. However, performing proper maintenance on your car can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of your vehicle. Even more importantly, maintaining your vehicle will make it far safer to drive as well because easily-preventable mechanical malfunctions are a common cause of traffic collisions.
Let’s dispense with the excuses. If you don’t have time to take your car in for an oil change, you’re definitely not going to have time for it to be in the repair shop for several days or more when the pistons seize. If you don’t have the money to spend replacing your treadless tires, you’re most certainly not going to be able to afford the body work your car needs after your tires lose their grip on the freeway.
To prevent these problems and more and keep your car running smoothly, follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual, and find a trustworthy mechanic to advise you further. Pay particular attention to getting regular oil and fluid changes, maintaining proper tire pressure and rotating your tires at specified intervals, and having your vehicle inspected periodically.