What Proactive Vehicle Maintenance Is [& Why it Matters]

By Naylor's Auto Repair on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 15:24

Taking care of your vehicle properly is essential if you want it to last a long time. Considering how much money you spent on it, why wouldn't you want it to last? That's why proactive maintenance—consistently maintaining your vehicle even when it's working fine, rather than reacting when something goes wrong—is the best way to keep your car or truck working properly. 

Let's take a look at what proactive maintenance covers and some of the key reasons why you'll want to keep up on maintenance. 

What is Proactive Vehicle Maintenance?

The goal of proactive maintenance is to reduce the likelihood of catastrophic issues and breakdowns. When it comes to your vehicle, "proactive maintenance" can mean a lot of things, but basically, it's anything that keeps your car from failing you. Although some proactive maintenance can and should be done at home, there are other things that you'll want auto repair experts to do for you.

Here are some examples of proactive vehicle maintenance:

  • regular oil changes
  • tire rotation
  • brake service
  • tune-ups
  • fluid exchanges
  • fuel injection services

Remember, different maintenance tasks should have different schedules, and some need to be done more frequently than others. (An auto expert can help you decide when to do what, that way, you're never left in the dark!)

Why Proactive Maintenance?

So, what's so crucial about proactive maintenance? Here are a few convincing reasons to give your car a little TLC!

It Saves You Money

Proactive maintenance is a lot cheaper than significant repairs. It also makes your vehicle and all of its parts last longer--and, when it's time to explore new roads, a well-maintained vehicle will have higher resell value.

It's Good For Your Car

Let's be honest: we all ask a lot of our cars. The least we can do is take care of a few little details now, and then so those hardworking vehicles continue to do their best on the road.

It's Safer Than Reacting 

The last thing you want is to wish you'd kept up with proactive maintenance tasks when you're on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. Regular maintenance makes your vehicle safe and reliable, even in harsh winter conditions.

Do you need help with proactive maintenance? Or are you looking for auto repair experts? Contact us today!