When you purchase a vehicle, you know it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Not only do you have to pay for the car upfront, but you have to maintain it, insure it, and take care of any repairs that pop up along the way. When it comes to taking your vehicle into an auto shop, of course, you’d rather not. But there are many instances in which it is the right decision. Here are just a few.
-You need an oil change or other regular maintenance
It is important to maintain your vehicle based on the maintenance schedule outlined by the manufacturer. This schedule is put into place for a reason…because it is what’s best for the vehicle. While you may like to go longer between oil changes and other recommended maintenance, if you want your vehicle to run well for as long as possible, you’ll start taking it in when necessary.
-You need a state inspection
You are required by law to have a Philadelphia, PA state inspection, if your car is due to have one, you need to get to an auto shop. If you fail to make it in for an inspection, you are no longer legally driving. It is very important to follow the laws in order to protect your driving privileges.
-Something is broken on the vehicle
Of course, anytime something goes wrong with your vehicle, you need to take it in so you can get things working as quickly as possible. You use your car a lot and you need it to be reliable. If you’re hearing sounds or your car isn’t acting the way it should or normally does, take it in sooner rather than later. The sooner you get the car in, the easier the issues are to fix. If you let it go, things can get worse and you can end up stranded.
-You want to save money
That’s right, visiting an auto shop on a regular basis for tune-ups and maintenance can actually save you money. The technicians know the signs of trouble ahead and they can recognize and fix little issues that can become big problems later. If you want your vehicle in working order and you don’t want to pay any more than you have to, visiting an auto shop often is really best.
If you are ready for any of the above visits, contact Schafer’s Auto Center to make an appointment at 215-755-1270. We’re located at 1924 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148. We’re a family owned and operated business that has been serving the area since 1964. We treat our customers like friends and neighbors because that’s exactly what you are. Our employees live and work among you and we want you to understand that you can trust us as honest, hard working, local people who care about your car needs. We can fix everything on cars or light trucks and we’re ready whenever you are!