Even though we’ve seen high gas prices come down a little it still hits hard on most of our budgets. If the price you pay for fuel is consuming a bigger portion of your budget, you may be tempted to put off other needs of your automobile – like scheduled maintenance at Professional Automotive.
News reports and industry studies have indicated that you’re not alone. Some 9 out of 10 cars on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn’t been done. Some of these items can be considered serious safety concerns. While most of them will simply affect the cost of operating your vehicle.
Some of the best examples of people who know how important maintenance is are people like professional vehicle owners. Fleet companies like trucking and delivery services. Their livelihood depends on how well they take care of their vehicles. They have gotten scheduled maintenance down to a science. And the last thing you will see them do is skimp on regular vehicle preventive maintenance.
Why is that? Remember the old saying, “A stitch in time saves nine?”Routine maintenance prevents expensive repairs and costly breakdowns. Plus a well-maintained vehicle uses less fuel. When you own or operate a large fleet even a small percentage of less than optimal performance can keep them from being profitable.
Professional Automotive offers services that could potentially save you on fuel costs. Things like Fuel system cleaning, transmission service, differential service, wheel alignment, oil change, and tune-ups. Ring any bells? Is there at least one thing that has been recommended to you but you have been putting it off?
For example, let’s say you chose to spend $150 and get caught up on some of these services and they improve your fuel economy by 15%. What would that mean to you in savings just in fuel?
The average personal vehicle is driven about 12 to 15,000 miles a year. If you get, lets say 20 miles per gallon, over the course of 12 months you would pay for the $150 worth of maintenance and save an additional $165 if gas is at $3.50. The more expensive gas is the more important it is to keep your car fuel efficient. This example just figures the savings you will have in fuel expense. There are also savings from premature wear or breakdowns.
So catch up on those services you’ve been neglecting. Talk with your friendly Professional Automotive service adviser about your vehicles needs. Get a couple done now and a couple next time. Chances are you’ll save a lot of money on fuel this year – and a lot more on repairs in years to come.
Give Brandon or Curtis a call at Professional Automotive today.
7013 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46250
At Professional Automotive in Indianapolis IN (46250) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 317.596.0898. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.