Start the New Year Right with Auto Repair and Maintenance

With the New Year’s holiday fast-approaching, many people are putting together their resolutions in order to start 2015 out on the right foot. Common resolutions include losing weight, eating better, exercising more, quitting smoking and going back to school. That’s all fine and well, but what about taking better care of your car, truck or SUV? The better you take care of your car, the better it will take care of you.

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Living in a ‘one-season’ city such as San Diego, auto repair service and regular maintenance can be something that gets overlooked. The New Year’s holiday can serve a reminder letting you know it is that time of year to get updated car repair and services such as the following:

  • Looking for the Cheapest Oil Change in San Diego? – It’s true that many newer vehicles on the road today no longer need the 3,000-mile oil change. But just because your vehicle doesn’t need frequent oil changes, it still needs them every 5,000 or 7,500-miles. Check your vehicle’s manual and get on schedule with oil changes for your car to keep it running longer.
  • Two-Year Maintenance Checkups – For most vehicles, the golden rule is that regular two-year checkups can prevent major auto repair. Find a trustworthy and skilled auto repair shop and make a commitment to yourself – and your car – to start and continue this tradition. Just like going to the doctors or dentists, regular checkups can help ensure you catch a problem when it is small before it becomes a bigger issue.
  • Modify Your Attitude Regarding Car Repair – When it comes to automotive repair services, you probably prefer to bury your head in the sand rather than face the prospects of car repair head on. That’s a bad idea, and you more than likely already know that. Small car repair jobs can be handled quickly and cost a fraction of what major repair jobs could cost.

So if you drive an aging vehicle, make part of your new year’s resolution to be to handle car repair & maintenance issues promptly. Your wallet – and your car – will thank you in the long run.

Abraham Chavez
About the Author: Abraham Chavez

Owner of Griffin's Auto Repair. Come visit us at our downtown location for all your auto repair needs!

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