It is tax time and although you may be thinking of ways to splurge with your tax refund, why not consider something more practical? By simply allocating a portion to vehicle maintenance and service, you will realize big dividends in the form of safety and dependability.The financial benefits of auto care don’t stop there. Your vehicle will perform more efficiently, saving money at the pump, and its useful life will be extended, postponing the major expense of purchasing a new car.
With proper care, the typical vehicle should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance. National Car Care Month in April is the ideal time to perform common routine maintenance and repairs, including checking the oil, filters and fluids, belts and hoses, brakes, tires and the HVAC system. The non-profit Car Care Council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.
To help you get the most out of your vehicle investment and protect its long-term value, visit the Car Care Council’s website at www.carcare.org to order your free copy of the 80-page Car Care Guide and sign up for the free custom service schedule.
By Rich White, Executive Director, Car Care Council