Why Should You Follow Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule?
By Integra Tire Canada
If you’re reading your owner’s manual, you’ll notice that it will include a maintenance schedule. It will cover things like how often to get your oil changed, when to have your tires rotated, when to have your brakes inspected, when to replace your cabin air filter, etc. These recommendations will depend on the number of kilometers your vehicle has on it, so it is important to keep track of them on your odometer. These recommendations will also vary from vehicle to vehicle, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the recommendations for your particular vehicle. Your local Integra Tire can also advise you when certain items on your maintenance schedule are due.
Following your maintenance schedule has several benefits and is important to maintain the longevity of your vehicle. Here are some of those benefits:
Adds Years to Your Car’s Lifespan
Your vehicle’s components will work best when they are properly maintained. That’s why things like getting your oil changed at the proper intervals and having your tire aligned when it is recommended is so important. For instance, your oil is what acts as a lubricant for your engine and breaks down debris. If your oil is not changed regularly, then debris can start to build up and your engine’s parts can wear down, eventually causing your engine to fail. Likewise, if your tires are not properly aligned, they will wear unevenly, causing you to need to replace them more frequently. Spending the money to keep your vehicle properly maintained at the correct service intervals will save you money in the long run.
Improves Your Safety on the Road
When you come in for your regular oil change, we will also check your washer fluid, coolant, tire pressure, cabin air filter, and wiper blades. This helps to ensure that there are no other issues with your vehicle. This will help prevent any unknown problems with your vehicle and help to keep you and your family safer whenever you are on the road.
Validates Your Warranty
Following your vehicle maintenance schedule ensures that your new vehicle warranty stays valid. If you miss a recommended maintenance interval and something goes amiss with your vehicle, your dealership could void your warranty, and you’ll need to pay for getting that problem fixed. Many dealerships will offer free oil changes for the first few years of owning your car, so don’t miss the chance to keep up-to-date on those recommendations since it could save you time and money in the long run.
Increases Resale Value
If you save all the documentation from your vehicle’s maintenance, this can be used when it comes to selling your vehicle. If you can show a potential buyer that you have kept up with regular maintenance on your vehicle, this will help support the fact that your vehicle is in proper working condition, therefore, increasing its value. A well-cared for vehicle will be much more impressive to a buyer than one that has been neglected.
If you keep up with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, you’ll be able to keep your vehicle for longer, trust that your vehicle is safe, and resell it at a higher price. Your local Integra Tire will be happy to help you whenever you’re due for your scheduled maintenance!
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