Owning a car is a big thing. After you have bought it things become a little more complicated
and the running costs come into play. However, one of the biggest areas of cost that people
sometimes ignore is maintenance. It is possible to maintain a car to the point where it
actually costs less money than it normally would. Sure, this means looking after the car,
which is common sense. But there are more than a few reasons why looking after your car is
It will have more value
We rarely keep a car forever, and at some point we will want to sell the car we have bought.
If we look after it well enough there is a very good chance we will ‘beat the market’ on our
These days, people are more likely to be fully aware of the value of a car. They will have
compared prices online and even gone to specialist valuers to find out how much a car is
worth. If you have looked after your car and have had it undergo services and maintenance
consistently, you will quite possibly end up with a car that beats the normal value that the
market places on it. This is not always the case, but it is possible. The more care you put
into the car, the more likely this will be the result.
Cuts down on maintenance (even the awkward
You know how it is. You are driving your car as part of a long journey and suddenly lights
start flashing and your vehicle seems to have some kind of problem. Then it stops working.
Regular maintenance cuts down on the possibilities of this kind of awkward situation, where
you may have to call in a roadside assistance truck, or spend valuable time trying to fix the
Having your car looked at regularly, so you keep on top of any issues that could possibly
balloon into serious problems, that is the kind of behaviour that ensures you don’t have
roadside assistance issues.
Makes for a better drive
Modern cars are incredibly sophisticated machines. If we look after them, they reward us by
performing better. It’s vital that we look after our cars, but one of the benefits is that they will
give us better performance if they are treated well.
It all comes down to the parts themselves. They are much more likely to wear well and
perform better if they are looked after. All car parts, whether they are Ford or Volkswagen
car parts, do a better job if they are looked after. It makes perfect sense to ensure regular
maintenance checks are in place. You just get a better performing car.
This is the crucial aspect. A well-maintained car isn’t necessarily guaranteed to be safer, but
it can certainly help. A vehicle that has had all it’s safety checks, has good tyres and brakes
and so on, has a much better chance of being a safer car. It makes perfect sense to keep
maintenance up to date for that reason alone.
Keeping your vehicle running well and repair-free is vital, and it could even save you money
and time in the long run.