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Neglecting To Get Your Car Can Cost You A Lot


One of the biggest assets that people purchase is a car. Most of us even purchase a car before we get married, settle down and think of buying a house. Some car buyers take loving car of their cars, whereas others neglect theirs. What we tend to forget since we can't see it is that there are thousands of parts that work in a car that keeps it moving. Neglecting to take care of the car would be considered a crime by car lovers. A car must be cared for and must be serviced regularly. When its time to change a part it must be changed.

Car servicing has never been as easy as it is now. You don’t need to take a brand new car to a franchised dealer to get it serviced. There are authorised car service centres that service car without affecting the warranty on the car. The service given by these centres is par excellent and they even offer to pick and deliver the car on the day its servicing is due. In fact they keep a track of your car and call you and tell you when your car is due for service. No extra work is done without your authorization. It was not too long back when you had to do all this yourself. Keep a track when servicing was due, drive the car to the garage, get the car serviced and drive it back. But those are bygone days.

The financial crunch has affected everyone and everyone has had to tighten up their belts. But by tightening the belt we start by neglecting our means of transport we could end up paying far more for getting expensive repair work done. Car servicing must be placed as a necessary expense in our household budget and the car must be serviced on time. Plus a car with an incomplete service history looses residual value. So when you go to sell such a car you are going to loose money.

Therefore a little neglect on your part can cost you a lot. A car must be considered as an essential part of the household just as your home. If you don’t neglect your home you should not neglect your car. Recent surveys have shown that a large percentage of car owners have started neglecting their cars. They are not getting their cars serviced regularly; they are even scrimping on changing worn out wiper blades. Tyres which are in constant touch with the earth are not being changed when they are worn. A tyre burst at high speed can cause a car to have a huge accident. A simple thing like not getting the engine oil changed can cause the engine to overheat, cause a burst gasket or end up with requiring costly repair work.

Car servicing must be treated as an essential requirement. The six month interval between car services gives you enough time to set a small sum aside to spend on the servicing. Like this it won't dent your budget for the month when the servicing is due.

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