Everyone knows that the prices of new vehicles are expensive and used vehicles even more so. With that in mind, regular and routine maintenance is a must to get the most value and return on investment with your car. Here are some things you can do to to increase the life and value of your vehicle:
1) Make sure you are up to date on your oil changes and regular car maintenance such as: air filters, cabin filters, coolant levels. Here at Valentino’s we inspect these things as part of our standard oil change service.
2) Pay attention to any noises, such as grinding, a high pitched hum, and clunking. These noises can be a sign of repairs needed and if noticed early enough, can prevent further issues and more expensive repairs.
3) If your check engine light comes on, get in touch with us right away so we can scan and diagnose the issue. The longer a problem goes without being fixed, the more costly it will be in the future.
If you do all of these things, you will increase the life and value of your vehicle.
The average monthly payment on a new vehicle today is $500 a month. To put that into perspective, a higher repair bill of $2,500 wouldn’t even pay for half a years payments on a new vehicle. In the long run a new vehicle will cost much more than repairing and maintaining your current vehicle.
We hope this post helps you get the most value out of your vehicle! Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help!