Raise your hand if you hate taking your car in for service. I can imagine a lot of hands being raised right now. Next, raise your hand if you know when you should take your car in (and for what) to keep it in the best shape possible? I bet there are a lot fewer hands raised now. Have no fear; I am here to help you with a general car maintenance schedule! You should always double check your owner’s manual, but this guide should get you started in the right direction. Car maintenance can seem like an annoyance but taking proper care of your vehicle now can save you time and money down the road.
Guest Post by Rebecca Graham of BestCompany.com
Ah, the Honda Accord. What’s not to love? It is a great car that is made by Honda. This probably means it is a reliable car, right? I absolutely loved my Honda Accord for all the years I drove it. Apparently so do other Accord owners. Since 1989, the Accord has continually been one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States. That’s almost three decades of popularity!
When your car breaks down, is one of your first thoughts “How will I get anywhere without my car?” I know it’s mine! I have places to be and things to do! The unfortunate reality is, that if your car needs to be in the repair shop or at the dealer for a full day or more, you will likely need to borrow a car or rent one. Although renting is an excellent solution, it also means more money to spend on top of the money you’re already putting into vehicle repairs.
All luxury cars are expensive to own, right? Wrong! In reality, there are many factors that contribute to the cost of owning a vehicle. One of the biggest factors to consider is the cost of repairs for your vehicle. Lexus owners, or those looking to buy a Lexus, properly assume that repairs on a Lexus cost more than many other vehicles. However, because of Lexus’s stellar reliability, their vehicles tend to spend less time in the repair shop. As a result, the lifetime cost of repairs may not actually be that expensive!
Let’s face it: cars are expensive. They’re expensive to buy and they’re expensive to repair. Because of this, many people try to buy cars that are known to be reliable. It makes sense: reliable vehicles should mean that you will spend less money on repairs and that your car will last you longer. Both of these things mean you get more for your money. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to find reliable vehicles...as long as you’re willing to do a little research.
Is your manufacturer’s warranty about to expire, or has it already? Have you thought about getting an extended vehicle warranty or vehicle protection plan? If you have, or even if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, keep reading to learn more. Extended vehicle protection usually covers the cost of many repairs once the original manufacturer’s warranty has expired.
If you drive a Dodge or are considering buying a Dodge, you have probably considered the cost of repairs for a Dodge and whether they are expensive. Repairs on any vehicle can add up quickly and it is wise to be prepared for what’s ahead. For Dodge drivers, or potential Dodge drivers, the better question may be: how often will you have to pay for repairs and how expensive will they be?
Have you decided it’s time to sell your car? Perhaps you’ve already bought a new one, or maybe you have your sights set on something newer and better. Selling your car may seem like a simple and straightforward endeavor, but there are a few things you need to know before beginning the process.
Has your manufacturer’s warranty expired, or will it expire soon? Or did you recently buy a used car? Then you need to be aware of extended protection. What is it? In essence, extended protection is either an extended vehicle warranty or a vehicle protection plan. These plans usually offer coverage for the cost of certain repairs and problems after the original manufacturer’s warranty expires.