Preventative maintenance consists of scheduled inspections, servicing, and needed repairs to prevent future problems with your vehicle including high-cost auto repairs. Preventative maintenance to your vehicle is also important to keep your vehicle running safely and smoothly.
Be proactive, not reactive
If you only get repairs done as problems arise, you will not only experience down-time where you’re vehicle is unusable but you’ll be hit with higher repair costs than you would have if you simply spent a little bit of money to prevent a major problem. Many major problems with vehicles actually arise out of not properly maintaining your vehicle. As you can see, this is a reactionary way to fixing your vehicle and is not ideal.
Being proactive with your vehicle maintenance can save you time, money, and extend the life of your vehicle. Preventative initiatives are usually laid out by a factory scheduled maintenance guide or by inspection guides from your mechanic.
Preventative maintenance is something that requires a commitment but it’s one of the best things you can do to ensure safety to you and others on the road, extend the life of your vehicle, ensure your vehicle is up to regulatory requirements, and save you time and money.