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Save money on your car by spending on a service

29 Nov 2018

Auckland, 29 November 2018. Regular car services can stop minor car issues becoming major financial problems. But, latest research from Canstar Blue reveals two in five people are skipping regularly servicing their car in a bid to save money.

“Unless you know a lot about cars and are maintaining your vehicle yourself, skipping services can be a huge false economy.” Says Canstar Blue’s Emma Quantrill. “20 percent of the people we spoke to confessed to getting their car serviced less often and most of them cited saving money as the reason. But ultimately, a basic service can cost you under $100, can help protect your engine for thousands of miles and ultimately, prolong the life of your vehicle.”

Why do I need to spend my cash on a service?

Many of the checks carried out during a car service are on the components and bits of the car we can’t see, and let’s face it (because we’re not all car experts) may not even know about! Fluids and oils need changing, pressures and filters checked, and belts, drives and plugs may need replacing. Not getting these things done will most probably result in damage to your engine which at best, could cost you a lot of time and money and at worst it could lead to catastrophic engine or mechanical failure that could put the safety of you, your passengers and other road users in danger. A sobering thought.

Quantrill continues:

“This is an expensive time of year but it’s also coming into the holiday period were a lot of us like to make a summer road trip. Making sure your car is serviced and ‘road ready’ can take a lot of stress out of the journey, give you better fuel economy and a smoother ride.”

Most Satisfied Customers

When we get our car serviced, we want the confidence that we’re using a reputable, and competent mechanic. This year we are delighted to announce that two providers, Oil Changers and Pit Stop, have been named winners of the Canstar Blue Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Award for car servicing.

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