Having a car is definitely a monetary investment. It takes quite a bit of money to maintain your vehicle throughout its life. Wouldn’t you like to pay less money when your take your car in to get serviced? Well, we talked to some of our car maintenance experts at Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont and asked them about the best ways people can save money on their Orlando auto service.
Are you paying too much for your auto service?
There are many mistakes drivers make to get a hefty bill for their auto service in Orlando. We put together a list of our top 4 tips that will keep more money in your pocket while maintaining your vehicle.
Tip #1: Do it yourself (DIY)
If you’re good with cars or your vehicle just needs an easy fix, try fixing it yourself with our DIY car maintenance tips! Changing your windshield wiper blades, adding windshield wiper fluid and changing your vehicle’s oil are great things you can do yourself. If you don’t know what to do or are uncomfortable doing tasks on your car, don’t do it! If you perform any of these things incorrectly, it can cost a lot more to fix the problem you created than just fixing the initial problem at an auto shop.
Tip #2: Don’t ignore your engine light
If your engine light comes on don’t ignore it! If you ignore a small issue in your car’s engine for too long, it can possibly lead to a cataclysmic problem. So if you see your check engine light come on, have it checked out ASAP so you don’t have to fix a bigger problem than you need to. But first make sure that your vehicle’s gas cap is on correctly. Most new car’s engine light will illuminate when the gas cap is not put on correctly, or put on at all. This is a handy feature, but most drivers don’t seem to know about it.
Tip #3: Have a service schedule routine
Having a service schedule routine for your vehicle is extremely important. When you properly take care of your vehicle throughout its life, not only will less issues appear, but it’ll also last longer. Orlando car maintenance schedules should be made for your vehicles tires, fluids, battery, oil and brakes. Yes, it’ll cost you more money upfront to properly care for your vehicle, but you will save money in the long-haul by not having to deal with your vehicle getting a dead battery, worn out brakes or overheating. And you won’t have to deal with that headache either!
Tip #4: Get rid of your bad driving habits
Bad driving habits make your car bill go up! Being an aggressive driver with habits like taking sharp turns, slamming on your brakes and quickly accelerating wear your car out faster. So be safe, drive defensively and be rewarded with a low Orlando auto service bill.
Affordable Orlando car maintenance
If you want low prices on your auto service in Orlando upfront, bring it in to one of our family dealerships. This can make your bill even lower than by just following these tips alone. This is because our dealership’s service prices are already low to begin with!
So call and set up your vehicle’s auto service at one of our family dealerships today!