One of the most important aspects of being a vehicle owner is understanding the preventative and general maintenance that is required to keep your vehicle running smoothly and also ensuring your safety on the road. Although it may seem like a hassle to have to visit the auto repair shop multiple times a year, these short trips will end up saving you time and money down the road. It is actually recorded that each year, neglected vehicle maintenance that leads to major accidents is responsible for more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.
Now, we know that those figures are scary. However, the good news is, most of these accidents can be avoided with proper maintenance and vehicle care. Problems such as engine overheating, brake failure, and steering issues can be avoided with regular inspections and servicing.
In order to stay safe on the road, be sure to have your vehicle inspected at least twice a year, stay on top of your vehicle's recommended services, and always check your tires for the correct pressure and look out for excessive wear. Getting ahead of major problems is essential to your vehicle's performance and your ability to drive carefully. The sooner we can catch a problem with your vehicle, the less money you'll need to spend on repairs.
Get your car ready for the road here at Pickering's Auto Service today!