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It’s a New Year: Is Preventive Maintenance Really Worth it?

Welcome to 2021! As we say goodbye to the old year, We welcome in 2021 with our best intentions and the hope that this year will be the one to put 2020’s bad times behind us. With a COVID-19 vaccine on the way, there’s certainly every indication that things are looking up. If we can manage our homes, our vehicles and our lives in the next year, we might just prosper.

As people consider the expenses of the year, there will be some who choose to neglect certain parts of their life to handle others. Perhaps they may hold off on an oil change a month longer than expected. Ignore that rattle sound. Just bear with that vibration in the engine. For some people, the pandemic has forced them to live hand-to-mouth and to cut back on everything. And it may have you asking, is preventative maintenance for my car really worth the cost?

If you’ve never really committed to preventative maintenance before, there’s one thing you need to understand: preventative maintenance saves more than it spends. It’s all about understanding where your car is at and making sure you are in fine form if something unexpected should happen.

Preventative maintenance isn’t about putting your car on a treadmill of service. It’s about inspecting your car thoroughly to get a clear understanding of where it rests. It’s giving you our estimates for when you may need the next series of services, so you can be aware if your plans change, and to budget for your cars needs. It allows us to help you maintain your vehicle instead of reaching that unforgiving point where you must let her go and look for a new vehicle, which will take considerably more out of your budget.

For instance: a bare tire can cause an accident and damage your engine and your car’s body and suspension. The money you will spend replacing the tire is far more economical than the money you would spend on repairs and parts and body work. And to be less extreme, a thinning tire may just need a rotation to put its wear elsewhere. A rotation is certainly less than a new set of tires.

If you’ve neglected the preventative maintenance approach up to now, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for your next auto repair or service today, and let us show you the benefits of staying ahead of your problems! Brookside “66” Service is located at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113. We are open 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM on Monday - Friday.


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