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You’ll Lose Hundreds of Dollars If You’re Waiting to Fix Your Car


Does your car make any weird noises? Do you see any broken or rusty parts? Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Stop neglecting your car or you’ll end up losing money. Even though life sometimes gets in the way and it may be tempting to kick your car down the road, this may end up making your car maintenance cost more when you have to get your car running again after a breakdown.

If you are seeing or hearing signs that something is not working properly on your car don’t wait until it’s too late. Things that could easily be fixed or issues that can be solved with a replacement part should get fixed right away. The more you wait, the more problems your car may develop in the future. It is just like when you don’t treat a wound in your foot: If you keep neglecting it, you could even end up losing your foot (even leg) due to severe infection and the irreversible damage caused by it.

Of course, you would never mess around with the health of your foot – it’s what takes you from point A to B. Well so does your car, and not having it up and running can cost you way more than getting it repaired. You’ll have to get a tow truck, rent a car and even take public transportation, which might not be very convenient.

So, you might ask: How will I save money? Well…

For instance, if your timing belt is damaged and you ignore the strange noise it makes every time you start your car, when the belt breaks it will most likely destroy your engine. So instead of replacing a $50 part that is basic car maintenance, now you need a new motor that will cost hundreds of dollars.

Read more about addressing strange noises before they cost you even more here!

What Preventive Car Care Will do For Your Car Maintenance Cost

Preventive car care will do wonders for your wallet, even if you are planning to get rid of that Oldsmobile in the foreseeable future.

  • It will keep your car away from an expensive repair at the mechanic by preventing a possible breakdown.
  • You’ll extend the life of your car without having to invest a lot of money.
  • Finally, you’ll get more money when selling it.

You could also get an idea of how much maintenance will cost before you buy a car for yourself. Here’s a car maintenance cost comparison of different vehicle makes and how much maintenance costs you’ll have to spend on your vehicle over its lifetime.

No one wants to buy a car with visible rust that makes weird noises. But fixing all those problems at the very last minute might cost you as much as the profit you can make from selling your car. So don’t wait until the day you decide to sell your car to start looking into possible issues.

For any part you might need to keep your car running smooth and like new, My Auto Store has you covered. Shop our inventory of quality used engines and transmissions now.  If you need any other OEM auto parts call us today and one of our team members will assist you in finding exactly what you need.


Don’t forget! The better shape your car is in, the more you can sell it for too!
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