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Maintaining Your Vehicle Can Save You Big Money!

Keeping your car for 15 years, or 225,000 miles of driving, may save up to $31,000 according to Consumer Reports magazine when compared to the cost of buying a similar model every five years, which is the tendency for many auto sales. In an annual national auto survey, it was determined from 6,769 readers who had logged 200,000 miles or more on their autos.  To name a few, the cars included a 1990 Lexus LS400 with 332,000 miles and a 1994 Ford Ranger pick-up that logged 488,000 miles!!  Calculating the costs involved in buying a new Mid-sized sedan or pickup truck every five years for 15 years - including depreciation, taxes, fees and insurance – it was estimated that the cost would be approximately $20,500 more than it would have cost to maintain one car for the same 15 year period. Add to that, up to $10,300 in interest that could have been earned on that money, assuming a five percent interest rate and a three percent inflation rate, over that time. To reach or exceed the milestone of 200,000 miles, a car needs to be well maintained, of course. Below are listed a few simple steps for maximum performance and longevity, not to mention savings.

  • Read and follow the maintenance/service guide in your owner's manual and have the suggested services made promptly.
  • The use of recommended types of fluids, including oil and transmission fluids is always the best practice.
  • Have the engine compartment checked regularly. Listen for strange sounds, sniff for odd smells and look for fraying or bulges in pipes or belts
  • Keep your clean inside and out. Use a quality wax on the paint surface. (it’s like sunscreen for your car) Clean the underside of the vehicle with a pressure spray.
  • Listen for odd noises, pay attention to vibrations and smell for odors.

Call Dallas Park Cities Eagle Transmission to assist you in properly maintaining your vehicle.  If you need transmission repair, rebuild or service, Dallas Park Cities Eagle Transmission is “The One to Trust”. We would be glad to assist you in maximizing the investment that you have in your current vehicle.


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