Regular car service is imperative to keeping your vehicle running efficiently. Just like the human body, a car needs constant nurturing and care to keep it healthy and functioning properly. Below are five reasons why regular car service is so important.

  1. Preventing more expensive repairs.

Preventive maintenance measures serve as a small investment of time and money to protect against larger repair costs down the road. For example, not changing your oil on a regular basis can lead to a buildup of sludge which can lead to serious — and expensive — engine damage.

  1. Safety.

Driving around in a car that has not undergone the recommended service simply isn’t safe. For example, tires that have never been rotated will wear unevenly and can make turning and braking inconsistent, unreliable, and potentially hazardous.

  1. Performance.

We all want to drive a car that has smooth handling, accelerates well, and brakes efficiently. Neglecting service on your car means jeopardizing these luxuries as parts wear down over time and begin to affect the vehicle’s performance.

  1. Fuel efficiency.

Who doesn’t like to save money at the pump? A car that has not been properly serviced will have an engine that must work harder and thus will burn through gas at a higher rate.

  1. Convenience.

If you’ve ever broken down on the side of the road, you know what a headache it can be. Regular service can keep your car running like new and greatly decrease the chances you’ll be left stranded.

How Car City Can Help You Pay for Car Service

Regular car service is important, but it isn’t free. Car maintenance can cost an average of $766 per year, or roughly five cents for every mile you drive. Many people neglect having their car serviced or repaired because they don’t have the cash to do it. But just how most people don’t pay the full cost of a car upfront, service repairs may also be financed at a place like Car City.

Car City offers loans for car repairs for everyone — even people with bad credit. You can apply directly online and receive an instant decision on loans of up to $4,000 with no down payment required and a 90-day interest rebate.  

So, if your car needs service, but you don’t have the cash to pay for it, consider visiting one of our four locations in Whiteville, Lumberton and Calabash, North Carolina, along with Conway, South Carolina. At Car City, we have you covered.