If you own a truck, SUV or Jeep keeping it well maintained is very important to ensuring high performance and safety of you and your occupants. However, there are a few tips to learn to not only save some money- avoiding unneeded maintenance, but to also ensure quality parts go into your vehicle so that it lasts and is functional for the many years to come. Here are some tips.
Before You Schedule Maintenance Check the Owner’s Manual
While many people want to make sure their vehicle is in top shape, you don’t necessarily have to over do it. Before you schedule maintenance, check the owner’s manual for the intervals necessary. For instance, if you drive your vehicle normally, you probably won’t require an oil change every 3K miles or 3 months. This can save you big in the long run.
Have Your Truck Inspected Every 6 Month
Unfortunately, for those that use their truck for business, you can put plenty of wear and tear on it quickly. While your truck is usually built to be more durable than the average car, it still can develop problems that can be quite costly. To head off serious problems, inspect your truck every 6 months, so if there is something brewing, you won’t have to wait till it is broken- which can cost you not only the cost of the part, but the downtime as well.
Don’t be Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Trucks can be expensive to maintain, however, don’t try to cut corners to save money, because inevitably, it will come back to haunt you. As the old saying goes- penny wise, pound foolish.
Following these quick maintenance tips can not only help to keep your car in tip top shape, but also save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the life of your vehicle.