Tip one – Good car maintenance gives you peace of mind
Good car maintenance ensures you have peace of mind because you know you’re doing your best to keep yourself and your passengers safe. Brush up on best practice with our time and space article for and stay as safe as possible when driving.
Tip two - Good car maintenance prevents potential issues
We tend to ignore minor car problems if they don’t immediately prevent us from driving. Unfortunately, this can often lead us into bigger and more expensive trouble down the line! Bob advises routinely checking on your car’s performance and doing your best to not ignore small issues for weeks or months on end. Here are some of the things you should look out for under your bonnet.
Ask a qualified mechanic to make sure everything is ticking along in accordance with your car manufacturer’s guidelines if you’re unsure of anything.
Tip three - Good car maintenance can improve resale value
We all look forward to a chance to sell on our car for something newer or is maybe a better lifestyle fit. Saving to buy a new car is hard enough as it is, never mind if the resale value of your old car doesn’t help close the gap.
Cars tend to lose 40 to 50% of their value within the first three years of ownership, but good car maintenance can help to slow this rate of depreciation. To read more about depreciation and how to slow it down, check out our article on how to maximise your car's resale value.
If your car’s no longer fit for purpose and you’re exploring different options, have a read of what to consider when buying a used car.
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