Weâ€™re almost through Winter and that can mean only one thing; Spring is just around the corner! With Spring comes a renewed sense of energy and excitement, and you may want to go on a few wee road trips in the coming months. If thatâ€™s the case, then itâ€™s a great idea to take your car to your mechanic and just have him look it over. Even if thereâ€™s nothing wrong with your vehicle, itâ€™s always good to have the basics checked over for peace of mind, especially if you have a family traveling with you.
Here are three reasons to pay your mechanic a visit before you hit the roads in the coming months.
Maximum fuel efficiency
The cost of petrol is getting higher every year, and itâ€™s only set to go up. Make sure you get the most out of your tank with a visit to your mechanic. A simple check of your oil filter, fuel pump, tyre pressure and ignition system, to mention just a few, is a great way to get further for your dollar.
Sure, you had a Warrant of Fitness, but that was a while ago now, and your car has been sitting in the cold, the rain and the snow for the last few months. Who knows what shape itâ€™s in under the hood? Your mechanic does, thatâ€™s who. Get your vehicle checked out and make sure itâ€™s road-worthy for the summer. Your brakes, camshaft and oil can all slip into dis-repair, making your car a dangerous thing to be in traveling at 100km per hour along a country road.
It sounds counter-intuitive; how can I save money by spending it? Well, small problems tend to turn into big problems if left unattended. Spending a hundred bucks today might end up saving you thousands down the road. Bring your car to your mechanic for a service and nip any problems in the bud now before they grow into prickly thorns that empty your bank account.