Why is Car Maintenance Important?

Staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance services is crucial if want your car to run right. Unfortunately, we all have such busy lives it feels optional to spend time and money on our cars when nothing seems to be wrong. This is why maintenance so often gets the backseat.

But the truth is that you need to call “Shotgun!” for maintenance. Putting regular maintenance in the front seat now means less downtime and more money in your bank account later. Still need more convincing? 

Here are some great reasons to stay up with regular maintenance which includes oil changes and factory scheduled services that often come at 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles:

Save money

Why Is Car Maintenance Important | Johnny's Auto

Keeping your car properly maintained usually costs much less than expensive auto repair. For example, regular oil changes keep your engine working and are relatively cheap. But if you never get your oil changed and you damage your engine, you’re looking at a major auto repair. This will cost you hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars, and land you in a shop for extended amounts of time that could have been avoided. An efficiently running vehicle will also save you money at the pump by increasing gas mileage.

Protect your investment

Your automobile is a big investment, probably one of your largest. To get more bang for your buck, you need to make sure all of the parts are working together correctly. This makes it less likely your vehicle breaks down and leaves you stranded on the side of the road. Maintenance will also help your car keep its value if you ever want to sell it. In addition, your warranty may require factory scheduled maintenance services and might be voided if you don’t keep up. 

Protect you and the environment

Most importantly, keeping up with your auto maintenance services makes your automobile safe for you and your loved ones. You spend so much time on the road! It’s important to make sure you’re driving a safe and reliable vehicle. Further, when your vehicle is performing poorly, it releases harmful emissions. You can’t see them, but, if you think about it, protecting the environment is just another way to protect you and your loved ones from unsafe toxins in the ground, water, air.

At Johnny’s Auto Service, our friendly ASE certified service technicians will get you in and headed home quickly, usually the same day. We are also friendly and will always talk to you, not down to you, in terms you can understand. Call us at 626-966-5212 or schedule an appointment online for maintenance and repair done right the first time!