Two Ways That Regular Car Servicing Can Save Car Owners’ Money in the Long Run

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Incurring the cost of regular car servicing can actually save a car owner money in the long run. Here are two reasons for this. 

It ensures that all of their car's essential fluids stay topped up or get replaced

When servicing a car, a mechanic will typically check all of its fluids, including the engine oil as well as the transmission and coolant fluids. If any of these fluids are running low or if the quality of any of them has deteriorated, they will top them up or replace them. This part of a car servicing session can be incredibly beneficial, as it can prevent transmission problems, overheating and damage to the engine. This, in turn, can reduce the risk of the vehicle owner having to pay for expensive car repairs, in the form of an engine rebuild or the replacement of their vehicle's transmission.

Furthermore, by ensuring that a vehicle's fluid levels are kept high, a mechanic who carries out a car servicing can also save the owner the costs that come with a vehicle breakdown. When a car breaks down due to, for example, its engine overheating, the owner might not only have to pay for a tow truck on that day but might also incur additional travel costs over the next few days or weeks (such as taxi, train or bus fees) whilst they wait for their vehicle to be repaired.

It can maximise the fuel efficiency of the car

Car servicing can also save a car owner money in the long run, by maximising the fuel efficiency of their vehicle and thus helping the owner to avoid overspending on fuel. For example, when servicing a car, a mechanic will often either clean its air filter or, if necessary, replace this filter. This is important, as a clogged up or malfunctioning air filter can lead to inefficient fuel combustion which can, in turn, lead to the vehicle needing to use more fuel than it would if the filter were clean and functional.

Additionally, most mechanics will also check and, if needed, correct a vehicle's wheel alignment when they service it. They will also check the level of air pressure in each tyre and adjust the levels in the tyres that are underinflated. Because both wheel misalignment and underinflated tyres can increase rolling resistance (which can increase a vehicle's fuel consumption), the correction of these issues can improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency.

Reach out to a car servicing mechanic for more info.