Whilst the media may be reporting a continued upturn in the UK economy this would seem to have little impact on the majority of the population. In fact with the average rate of earnings still sitting below the rate of inflation many of us are still feeling a significant squeeze on our finances.
It may seem perverse in the light of this to suggest that in order to save money you should actually spend it but in the case of your car this is definitely true. Having your car serviced on a regular basis has several positive financial implications for you:
A car with an incomplete or irregular servicing history drops in value like a stone; in some cases it may even be impossible to sell on. You can prevent this by ensuring you have a good service history from a reputable garage.
Servicing your car is not the same as having an MOT (which is only the most basic of safety checks) it actually looks after the smooth running and reliability of your car. It enables you to tackle small wear and tear items in affordable chunks before they develop into bigger issues.
There are also the savings it is difficult to quantify for example the cost of breaking down: you’re late for work, you have to pay a recovery fee, the cost of alternative transport and that’s all before you pay for the actual repair. The majority of recovery’s we see could have been prevented by simple servicing.
The most important reason of all though is safety; regular servicing keeps you, your family and other road users safe on the road – you can’t put a value on that.