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5 Reasons To Add Preventative Maintenance To Your Calendar

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5 Reasons To Add Preventative Maintenance To Your Calendar

Last month, many of us took to drafting complicated schedules and random errands into our brand-new 2023 planners. As the month of New Year's Resolutions ended, you may have felt sluggish regarding your goals and appointments. This is totally normal for this time of year. Research shows that by February, nearly 80% of people have given up on their New Year's Resolutions.


Today, I’m making the case to you to keep on keepin’ on, especially concerning car maintenance. In fact, scheduling your car maintenance directly in your planner, calendar, or phone can help you in many ways. Below, I will list the top five reasons to add preventative maintenance to your calendar. 

1. Save Time & Money by Identifying Problems Early

Have you ever gone into the shop just to find a little problem has become a huge problem?


You’re not alone. Sometimes, that strange clicking or strange smoke gets put on the back burner while we take care of life. Unfortunately, ignoring or not addressing problems can often lead to costly repairs, and your issue may increase threefold.


Think about it this way: if your tires are having trouble, and you don’t get it taken care of right away, you may end up on the side of the road with a flat. This is a huge deal in itself–but there’s more. The strain on your tires may have affected your axles, drive train, or vehicle's frame, meaning you’ll need more repairs than just one.


This is why it’s so important to put car care on your calendar. Even if you forget (or ignore) an issue in your vehicle, there’s an appointment set for when you can bring the issue up. And, if the problem gets worse, it’s even easier to call and get an earlier appointment than starting from scratch. 

2. Improve Safety & Reliability with Regular Maintenance Checks

What better reason to add an appointment to your calendar than to improve safety and reliability?


Safety and reliability are two of the most important aspects of any vehicle. Regular maintenance checks ensure that all equipment is functioning correctly and safely, reducing the risk of accidents or breakdowns. By performing regular maintenance checks on all equipment, businesses can be assured that their equipment is operating efficiently and reliably.


Regular maintenance checks can also help identify potential problems before they become major. This allows for repairs to be made promptly, reducing the chance of costly repairs down the line.


Additionally, regular maintenance can help to identify any potential safety issues, such as worn or damaged brake pads or tires, which can help to keep you and your passengers safe.

3. Extend Your Vehicle & Parts Lifespan

Regular maintenance also helps keep all of the vehicle’s fluids and filters clean, which can improve the engine's and other components' performance. This helps to keep the engine running efficiently and can reduce the chances of premature wear and tear. 

4. Appointments Help You Stay Organized

This point is less about maintenance and vehicles and more about the power of an appointment.

Making an appointment ensures that you have the necessary time set aside to complete the task at hand. It keeps everything you need to do on your radar so that you don’t let your opportunities slip by as things come up. This can help to avoid any last-minute stress or rushing, which can help to keep your appointment on time.

5. It’s A Date! Come See Us At Import Auto Specialists

The final reason to add preventative maintenance to your calendar? Because we’d love to see you at Import Auto Specialists! We want to keep your vehicle safe, reliable, and ready to roll. Our auto mechanics are friendly, knowledgeable, ethical, ASE-certified technicians ready to help you get your car in shape when you are prepared to invest in your vehicle's long-term health. We are located at 7171 Ronson Rd Ste B, San Diego, CA 92111, and we're open Mondays through Fridays, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Please schedule an appointment today.


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