In our last blog we just started touching on our eight tips for keeping your car on the road. For most families in American, their car is the second most expensive thing in their life after their home. Could you imagine how nice it would be to say good bye to that expense forever? To do that, you would have to pay off your car and keep it on the road. How are you going to do that? By following Hastings & Hastings 8 tips for keeping your car on the road, of course!
This one can be rather tough. Sometimes we have trouble confronting the reality of our situation. We hear that weird, subtle screeching every time we make a left turn, but we don’t really acknowledge it. We play it off like it is nothing. This is how larger problems start to develop. Don’t ignore the warning signs with your car. Take it in to the shop. A few dollars spent in maintenance now, could pay off huge in the long run.
It is generally recommended that you take your car in for tune-ups every 30,000 miles or so. If you feel like that is excessive or outside of your budget, you can probably get away with bringing it in at 50,000 and 100,000 miles. During the tune-up mechanics will change fluids and replace worn parts.
If you are intending on keeping this car for 10-15 years, then this mechanic is going to in your life for a long time. You want to make sure you have a good relationship with them. The more they trust you and get to know you, the more likely they are to be on your side when it comes time for major repairs. This is a relationship that could pay big dividends! Who knows, they might even be a fun person to be around too!