We invest a lot of time and money for our vehicles whether it’s new or used, the same question applies.
The average price for a new car today is right around $40,000 in the United States in 2021. This is a lot of money for the average household to invest in.
It is a great question; How do you keep them running right? There are a lot of people where their vehicles run out of warranty long before they run out of payments. That’s a problem, so what we’ve learned at The Auto Shop in 40 years of working on cars in this company is maintenance. It’s all about maintaining your vehicle especially during the warranty period as well as after the warranty period.
Instead of taking your car to the new car dealership, The Auto Shop is your dealer alternative. Our service on extended warranties may save you a ton of money and may help relieve any of your concerns or anxiety. Once you bring your car to The Auto Shop, we will do a complete inspection from bumper to bumper. A full report is generated on the condition of your car. Part of the report finds out where it’s at in the scheduled services that are recommended by the manufacturer and whether or not you need to bring some of the items up to date. It could be overdue, or something missed on the last service.
How do you drive your car like Mario Andretti or a little old lady that doesn’t drive much or a girl that is tough on the brakes?
There is the 3,000 mile, the 10,000 mile, the 30,000-mile maintenance check to name a few. So, the question is “How often do we need to check our vehicle to make sure that everything’s running properly?”
It’s not just a simple answer, it’s a complicated answer. It depends on your vehicle; it depends on your driving habits and whether your vehicle runs on conventional motor oil or if it has synthetic oil in it. Synthetic oil has a tendency to last longer than conventional oil for a number of reasons but if you have a synthetic oil vehicle then we would recommend every 5000 miles. That’s what I do on my personal vehicles, that’s what we do on all our company vehicles.
If you’re running on conventional oil, I would go no less than 3000 to 4000 miles. good maintenance will save you a ton of money and you’ll run out of payments before you run out of car so the bottom line is bring your vehicle into The Auto Shop, and have one of our ASE certified technicians check it out bumper to bumper. Now you will know what you need to do, you’ll know what is coming up in the future. Whether it’s your 30,000-mile checkup or your 100,000-mile checkup, you can plan what you need so there are no surprises, and that way your vehicle will last longer. Just by doing the regular maintenance that your car manufacturer requires to keep it in tip-top shape!
It is very common to get two, three, or four hundred thousand miles out of a well-maintained vehicle. In the old days if you kept up with the regular maintenance you could get three or four hundred thousand miles easily. However, if you maintain your vehicle regularly, absolutely anybody can get that kind of mileage out of a car or truck.