Safety is a very important matter, especially when it comes to being on the road. It is very important to remember that all motorist do everything in their power to make sure that not only they are safe on the road, but that others are as well, and not only by their driving. Auto care also heavily affects safety on the road. That’s why as drivers it is very important, we maintain our car’s health by providing the services that it needs. Giving your car a spring tune up makes your vehicle much safer on the road for the following months after.
While you may not understand or love the cost of car maintenance, it ends up saving you the most money in the long run. If you use your car regularly and plan on keeping it running smoothly for years to come, then it is essential you keep the vehicle is the best shape you can, to make everything under the hood last longer. Car maintenance will end up being one of the best investments in your life.
While we’re still on the discussion of how your vehicle affects your cash flow, we should discuss how there is an ongoing cost for both the price and the use of gas. Keeping your car in good health allows for better gas mileage, meaning less gas, and lower prices.
Now that we’ve covered why car maintenance is important and how it can save you money in the long run, lets discuss some ways you typically expend more gas. We have two main ways that gas is used from your vehicle that can also help you understand and fix problems that may be happening to your vehicle.
How the air filter affects gas use
Your car has an air filter to clean different contaminants that can get caught in your engine, like dirt, debris, dust, etc. Unfortunately these filters have a lifespan and because they’re cleaning so many dirty particles out of your engine, they can become clogged. When a clog happens, the air cant flow in as easily. This can become a problem for wasting fuel when trying to get up to speed. We highly recommend having your air filter cleaned or replaced.
Brakes and tires
Another part of being safe on the road is being able to stop when you need to. Not being able to properly stop your vehicle can cause very serious damage, to you, your family or other passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, property, etc. However, the same applies to tires. Under-inflated tires are usually one of the biggest culprits. Either of these parts malfunctioning or wearing out wastes gas.
Even though we realize that it is important for us to take care of our car and it’s maintenance to maintain safety on the road, it’s not always our first priority, or sometimes we just don’t even realize something is wrong, and it just sits unnoticed.
Statistics from a study show that many people drive without realizing that parts of the car need attention:
9% need to replace their license plate lights
6% have their check engine light on
21% do not inflate their tires properly
16% need to replace their tires
11% have damaged tires
80% have tires that are not suitable for driving
85% have problems from minor to major, including low oil, frayed belts, clogged air filter, and battery cable issues.
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your fuel system or engine or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.
If you’re still asking yourself “Why should I choose your shop?” Well here are a few advantages of using our business.
- Fast – same day service, always our goal.
- Honest – do only the work necessary.
- Professional – ASE Certified Master Technicians.
- On Site Owner – you can talk to.
- Priced Right – highly competitive pricing for the most respected service in town.
- Convenient – free courtesy rides.
- Extended Warranty Work – encouraged and accepted.
- 100% Customer Satisfaction – our most important goal.
- No Surprises – on your bill. All prices must be approved by you before any work is done.
- Work Done Right – the first time.