Tips for Managing Car Repair Costs

Managing Car Repair Costs

At American Automotive Service Solutions, we are here to save you from crushing car repair costs. Obviously the primary way we do this is by offering great vehicle service contracts, but we also want to help you keep your car maintained and give you tips to help prevent mechanical damage that leads to most car repairs. This page is dedicated to you, the customer, and is here to provide industry-leading tips to maintain your vehicle and keep it out of the shop.

Feel free to call us if you have any questions about how you can reduce your car repair costs by following these tips and by signing up for a vehicle protection plan.

Regular Maintenance Can Help Reduce Car Repair Costs

Reduce Car Repair Costs with a Vehicle Protection Plan

  • Oil Changes: The number one thing protecting your engine from damage and your wallet from high car repair costs is oil. Oil lubricates, protects, cleans, and cools your engine the entire time you drive. Over time, engine exhaust, excess heat, and other debris can change the composition of the oil so that it is not as good at protecting your engine. This is where an oil change comes in. By draining the old oil, you wash away all the dirt and old material from your engine, which helps extend your engine life and keep the engine seals from leaking. Different oils are made to resist dirt and debris for different amounts of time. Usually synthetic oils are better at protecting you and your engine from car repair costs and can typically stay in the engine longer than the old-fashioned 3,000 mile rule. No matter what oil you choose, it is important to change it regularly and follow all vehicle and oil manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Spark Plug Replacement: Spark plugs are a significant contributor to your engine. These parts initiate the controlled explosions in the car’s cylinders, which provide movement. If these plugs are damaged or improperly sized it can cause the combustion to take place at the wrong angle inside the cylinder leading to engine damage. You can easily prevent huge car repair costs by carefully inspecting and replacing your spark plugs about once per year.
  • Filter Replacement: Filters keep the inside of your engine safe from the elements. Air filters, oil filters, and fuel filters are all designed to keep invisible particles out of your engine and to help reduce car repair costs. Believe it or not, your car is an incredibly precise machine that could easy be damaged by even a microscopic piece of sand. Changing filters regularly, helps protect the engine, improve efficiency, and save you money.

Contact Us for More on How to Save on Car Repair Costs

At American Automotive Service Solutions, we have been in the business of mitigating car repair costs for our customers for nearly ten years. All of the steps you have read above are important, but there is so much more you can do. Even the best maintained vehicles can be subject to age and the elements, and we do not want you to have to pay those bills alone. Contact us to learn more about a vehicle protection plan and how it can help protect you from high car repair costs.

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