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Are Maintenance Repairs Worth it in the Long-Run?

Are Maintenance Repairs Worth it
 
Everyone has heard that in order to extend the life of your vehicle, you must properly maintain it. This entails getting it checked out by a mechanic often, which can end up costing a lot of money. This brings up the question, is it worth the money in the long-run to maintain your car?
 
One of the biggest benefits to properly maintaining your vehicle is that it prevents larger problems from arising down the road. Even if its seems like you’re spending a lot at the time, it’s most likely going to be a lot cheaper than purchasing a brand new vehicle every five-seven years. Even if you don’t have to replace in entirely, replacing an engine or your transmission can be very costly.
 
Another question you need to ask yourself is whether financing a new car would cost more than spending to ensure your old vehicle is in good shape. Even if you expend about $100-200/month on maintenance costs, chances are you will still be paying a lot less than if you were to finance a new car. Remember this when you’re debating whether you should take your car to a mechanic.