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5 tips for keeping your vehicle maintenance costs down

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Posted by Pit Stop Limited on 10 Jun 2021

n3 Supplier Pit Stop has some helpful advice on keeping vehicle maintenance costs down. Small changes can make a big difference in the long run; here are some handy tips.

Owning a vehicle means paying for fuel, insurance, servicing and repairs, and all of it can get expensive, especially if you use your vehicle regularly. However, there are many ways to keep your maintenance costs as low as possible while keeping your vehicle in great shape.

We have 5 tips from the team at Pit Stop to help:

  1. Prevent Expensive Repairs with Regular Servicing

    Having your vehicle checked regularly is a small price compared to shelling out large amounts of money for significant repairs in the future. By regularly servicing your vehicle at Pit Stop, we can detect and address minor issues immediately, so they won't become major problems later.

  1. Pay Attention to your Wheels

    It is important to rotate your wheels and tyres and ensure 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, properly inflated tyres and aligned wheels reduce wear and improve your vehicle's overall handling and stability. Pit Stop can take care of this for you.
  2. Remove Unnecessary Weight

    Driving around with a heavy load makes your engine work harder, which means it consumes more fuel. Unnecessary weight also causes wear and tear on the vehicle's suspension, chassis, and tyres. Try not to use your vehicle as a storage locker! This will also improve your fuel consumption.
  3. Drive Smart

    Smart driving means sensibly handling your vehicle and practising 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.
  4. Practice Preventive Maintenance at Home

    Another way to keep your vehicle 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; they'll be happy to show you how to do these checks.

A typical n3 Member saves 11% with Pit Stop. The national contract discount applies for all n3 Members, including all Pit Stop ezy services, WOF checks, and general parts.

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