How Does Regular Car Maintenance Help Save Money?

Auto Repair Technician Working on Vehicle

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been late for an important meeting because your car suddenly broke down.

Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever blown off lots of dough, rectifying car problems that would have cost way less if you had them fixed earlier.

Data provided by Auto City places the cost of engine oil changes at $120 per year, and the cost of engine rebuilds or replacements at $1,000 to $4000, depending on the extent of the damage (1).

P.S: engine rebuilds or replacements often result from failing to change your engine oil regularly.

This proves the statement ‘for every buck saved on avoiding vehicle maintenance now, you risk spending ten tomorrow.’

Here’s how regular vehicle maintenance helps you save money.

Better Gas Mileage

Damaged fuel ejectors, dirty air filters, and clogged oxygen sensors are the leading causes of high gas mileage.

All it takes to keep these issues at bay is regular vehicle maintenance.

Do your pockets a favor by taking your car for maintenance today at the best auto repair shop in San Antonio, Finsanto Automotive.

It Helps Your Car Last Longer

Your friend Steve bought his car at the same time as you. But somehow, yours looks eons older.

It’s no miracle! You’ve probably not been taking good care of that baby.

The better you take care of your car, the longer it lasts, reducing the need to purchase a new one.

The Earlier You Fix It, the Less Expensive It Becomes

Depending on the number of cylinders your car engine has, you only need $16- $100 for a set of spark plugs.

Left unrepaired, damaged spark plugs could lead to abuse on your catalytic converter, which will end up costing you $1,000 to replace.

On the other hand, damaged PCV valves lead to oil leaks and sludge formation. Fail to have this repaired soon, and you will have to deal with engine repairs summing up to over $1500.

The A-word (Accidents)

According to the NSC, the average cost for non-fatal accidents caused by motor vehicles is $78,900 (2). You think that’s a lot? Well, how about this...

The cost per death is $1.141 million.

Further, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) links poor vehicle maintenance to 20% of all traffic accidents (3).

Preserve life and save yourself a lot of money by maintaining your vehicle regularly.


They say prevention is better than cure, and looking at the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance, this statement couldn’t be more accurate. Do yourself AND your pockets a favor by dialing the San Antonio Auto Repair Experts phone number, 844-935-0155

9354 Bandera Rd San Antonio, TX 78250 (210) 684-2277
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