Do you ever put off car maintenance? Did you know that by delaying proper maintenance on your vehicle may cost you more in the long run? Learn about why you should always be proactive about auto maintenance in Reno Nevada.
According to an article at news.carjunky.com, “Don’t Delay Service on Your Vehicle”
“(ARA) – Drivers count on their vehicles to get them to their destinations safely, but how well a vehicle runs depends on how much effort motorists put into protecting their investment in their cars.
About 70 percent of vehicles on the road are in need of some repair, according to the National Car Care Council. A recent article from StockMarketsReview.com revealed that 40 percent of consumers involved in repair decisions are postponing car maintenance or repair on their primary vehicle.
“Delaying service on critical items such as brakes, batteries or mechanical components can seriously affect a vehicle’s safety and performance,” says AutoZone’s Jimmie Swims, category manager for brakes. “Maintaining and replacing key components such as brakes and batteries at proper intervals can keep vehicles on the road and help prevent dangerous and costly breakdowns in the future. The key is to be proactive. Take care of your car so it can take care of you.”
To help motorists get and stay safely on the road, AutoZone is offering these tips from Bruce Bonebrake, certified Master Automotive Technician and host of Weekend Mechanic on the DIY network.
“A lot of conditions affect how well a car performs, from the driving conditions to how well the car is maintained,” Bonebrake says. “With that in mind, motorists should make time to show their cars some TLC before problems arise.”
* Perform Routine Scheduled Maintenance Checks.
Motorists should check their owner’s manual for a schedule of recommended maintenance intervals from the vehicle manufacturer. If the owner’s manual has been lost, many websites, such as the National Car Care Council’s web site www.carcare.org, offer a recommended maintenance schedule for vehicles.
* Be Proactive.
Don’t wait for a breakdown to check important car components such as brakes and batteries. Proactive checks and preventative maintenance of these critical car parts can be the difference between staying on the road and being stranded on the roadside.
* Give Brakes A Check-up.
Hazardous road conditions can lead to increased use of Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), which can cause premature wear of all brake system components.
As temperatures warm up, motorists should check their braking systems to uncover any damage that may have occurred during the winter months.”
Don’t delay on auto maintenance or vehicle repairs, schedule your next auto maintenance with Wayne’s Automotive Center located in Reno. For more information on Wayne’s Automotive Center services visit waynesautocenter.com.