Automobiles are a large investment. In fact, they can be one of the larger investments we make in our lifetimes. To maximize the return on your investment, you should be sure to keep your car well maintained. There are various perks to keeping your car well maintained that you may have not even considered. Why should you keep up with regular maintenance?

Warranty Protection

Some vehicle warranties actually require routine maintenance on the vehicle in question. In order to ensure your vehicle qualifies for warranty coverage, be sure to keep up to date with maintenance and save your invoices. The warranty will remain valid as long as a qualified mechanic is servicing the vehicle, so don’t feel like you have to go straight back to your car dealer.

Extended Vehicle Life

Like most drivers, you likely bought your vehicle to last for the long haul. Performing routine maintenance will maximize your chances of keeping your car on the road as long as possible. This is because it allows your mechanic to find those minor issues in the car’s cooling system, transmission, engine, etc. before those problems are magnified and lead to more significant (and more expensive) failures.

Increased Safety

Keeping up with maintenance increases your level of safety in many ways. First, it keeps you off the side of the road with car troubles. The side of a busy street is anything but safe, and a maintained car is much less likely to require roadside assistance than a poorly maintained one. Avoiding routine maintenance can also lead to accidents. Manufacturer defects, significant tire wear and brake failure can easily lead to accidents. Each of these issues is also easily prevented with routine maintenance.

Higher Trade-In Value

Simply put, a well taken care of car will garner a lot more interest than a beat up one. If you have plans to re-sell your car down the road, be sure to maximize its price tag by keeping up with routine maintenance. In the meantime, you can enjoy the peace of mind of driving a reliable and properly performing vehicle.

Maintain Your Vehicle with Churchill Auto Care

If your vehicle needs maintenance, give us a call! We offer excellent service at a fair price for all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs. To schedule an appointment, please visit our site or give us a call at (301) 620-7620.