Posted On: July 26, 2012
Every vehicle manufacturer has recommended services to be done after vehicles have met or surpassed specific mileages. Many people have asked why do people have to do them now when in the past they were not needed. Also, people ask what is the point of having them done besides for dealerships to make money.
Vehicles have become more sophisticated over time with computers now working more within the vehicle. Because of this, manufacturers have been able to monitor a vehicles health more efficiently when they have come in and over years have determined what can be done for a vehicle to extend the life of it and prevent major break downs. Manufacturers have learned from the past and want to keep you, the customer, happy and on the road.
The two big reasons to have the recommended services done at the appropriate mileages are to avoid major break downs and repairs as well as increase the re-sale value of your vehicle. For example, if you have your transmission serviced regularly, dealerships are able to advise you of its condition, what it may need now and what it may need in the future. By giving you some time, you can save up to have the repair work done, rather than be stuck without a vehicle when you cannot afford it.
By having the recommended services done, you can show a perspective buyer of your vehicle it has been maintained and looked after. A buyer is willing to pay a little more for a vehicle they know is maintained rather than one they do not know about.
Wouldn’t you want to purchase a pre-owned vehicle knowing it was looked after?
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