10671282 - pouring engine oil from its plastic containerLike your body, your car is a complex set of systems that need to be cared for, for optimal performance. While cars are lasting longer than ever with fewer issues, that doesn’t mean it’s time to get lax on maintenance. In fact quite the opposite is true. A consistent and mindful maintenance routine can pay dividends.

How so? For one, your vehicle will perform better and return better fuel economy – and who wouldn’t want that? The most significant advantage is that major repairs – and the associated breakdowns – are prevented or at least minimized. It’s amazing how affordable yet effective preventive maintenance can be. For example, modern engines demand proper lubrication for performance and longevity. Missing just one oil change can cause build-up called sludge to start forming. Sludge clogs small engine passages and that means oil doesn’t get to parts. It’s only a matter of time for an expensive failure to occur.

Taking care of the little things now prevents big problems with your vehicle later. It’s really that simple. If you’ve fallen short with maintenance, now is the time to get back on track. After all, your vehicle probably ranks high up on your list of investments. It’s time to treat it like one!