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Best Ways To Stretch Car Servicing Costs

With the recession ever present on the average UK resident’s mind, finding ways to get the best value out of a car service is one of the ways to help stretch the family’s budget. Maintenance and repair of the family vehicle is a cost that cannot be ignored and stretching those costs out is important. However, going too far with this and missing out on the necessary servicing to your vehicle, can lead to more costly repairs, so finding a balance is vital. Some of the best tips for minimising car servicing costs are below.

Do Your Own Maintenance

There are portions of car maintenance that even the person with no training can do on their car. Most car manuals have step-by-step instructions to replace burnt out lights as well as filters. These parts are easy to get and easy to replace. Even replacing a car’s air filter is an easy process. Doing these changes means that the visit to the shop is simply for an oil change, rather than the higher profit items like air filter changes. Instead of paying for a half hour of labour for them to take ten minutes, why not take the half hour to an hour to learn how to do it yourself and start saving money immediately.

Learn Where You Can Stretch and Where You Can’t

There are some maintenance items that can be stretched and some that cannot. Ignoring the warning signs, or trying to fix them yourself without the correct know how, can spell disaster. Finding a reliable mechanic or garage is important, and you may even like to consider a service center that can take care of the dealings with the garage on your behalf. Using services such as these will mean that you are not forking out money unnecessarily, or being ripped off by garage owners.

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