n3 Supplier Pitstop has some helpful advice around keeping your car maintenance costs down. Small changes can make a big difference in the long run; here are some handy tips to keep your vehicle maintenance costs down.
Owning a car means paying for fuel, insurance, servicing and repairs, and, all of it can get pretty expensive, especially if you use your car regularly. However, there are many ways to keep your maintenance costs as low as possible while keeping your car in great shape.
We have 5 top tips from the team at Pitstop to help.
- PREVENT EXPENSIVE REPAIRS WITH REGULAR SERVICING
Having your car checked regularly is a small price to pay compared to shelling out large amounts of money for major repairs in the future. By having your vehicle regularly serviced at Pit Stop, we can detect small issues and address them immediately so they won't become major problems later.
- PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR WHEELS
It is important to rotate your wheels and tyres and make sure they are properly inflated. By doing so, you'll be able to extend the life of your tyres and avoid buying new ones prematurely. Also, tyres that are properly inflated and wheels that are aligned reduce wear and improve your vehicle's overall handling and stability. Pit Stop can take care of this for you.
- REMOVE UNNECESSARY WEIGHT
Driving around with a heavy load makes your engine work harder, which means it's also consuming more fuel. Unnecessary weight also causes more wear and tear on the car's suspension, chassis, and tyres. Try not to use your car as a storage locker! This will also improve your fuel consumption.
- DRIVE SMART
Smart driving means handling your car in a sensible way and practicing fuel-efficient driving techniques, such as not speeding or accelerating rapidly and avoiding hard braking. If you want to keep your fuel costs down, keep within the speed limit whenever possible.
- PRACTICE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AT HOME
Another way to keep your car costs down is to learn to do some basic checks at home, including oil and coolant levels, tyre tread depth and pressures, battery condition, and windscreen washer fluid. Just ask your Pit Stop team the next time you come in for a repair, WOF or service, and they'll be happy to show you how to do these checks.
Pitstop has provided this article. A typical n3 member saves 11% with Pitstop. National contract discount applies for all n3 Members, including all Pit Stop ezy services, WOF checks and general parts.
You can apply for an Account with Pitstop or use your n3 Trade Card.