Not many car owners particularly like having their car serviced. There’s all that worry about how many little niggling repairs and work it’s going to need. And those repairs and work don’t come cheap. While it’s true that there’s no real legal stipulation or law that says you should get it serviced every year, it’s still something that many experts would recommend you do. In the following post we’re going to look at some of the biggest reasons why you should organise a regular service.
Saves You Money
You may feel as if you’re saving money by avoiding those services every year that you think are unnecessary. However, that really is false reasoning, as servicing your car regularly helps to identify faults and issues early on that would costs less to rectify than if you left them until they were more serious. Engine oil is a great example. It’s required to provide lubrication and protection for the moving parts of your car’s engine. If there’s not enough oil, the engine will eventually seize up and the bill for replacing or repairing your engine is a darn sight more expensive than a service. There’s an old saying – if you look after your car, whether it’s a Nissan or something else, your car will look after you.
Along with the financial benefits, there’s also real practical and safety benefits to servicing your car every year. Just as noted above, it helps to identify what appear to be minor problems. With cars, often minor problems can become major ones and those problems can not only cost you expensive repair charges but could cost you a lot more if they cause an accident. Think about the suspension and braking system, these are crucial to the safe running of your car. If these develop a fault and let you down when you need them most, you could be in real danger. Remember also, the more you drive a car, the more it naturally suffers from wear and tear. The older a car gets, the more love and attention it needs.
Extend the Lifespan
It’s no exaggeration that if you want to extend the lifespan of your car, even just a little, you need to regularly have it serviced. In a similar way to what we said above, the better you treat your car, the longer it will last. And as many more people than ever before are looking to hold onto their vehicles if possible, it’s crucial that you service yours at least once a year.
Help Secure a Reasonable Price for it
At this moment in time you may not be thinking as far down the road as selling your car, but it’s important to keep that in mind. One of the best ways to be able to put your car up for sale and secure higher selling prices is by having it regularly serviced. Evidence of this tells would-be customers that the car has been looked after and is probably good value for money.