In India, car is important for people in general because it provides status and pride, owning a car is even more important, since it provides the only opportunity for travelling long distances. Let’s say you are travelling with your friends or relatives and suddenly car breaks down and you don’t even rectify what might be the cause for breakdown. This kind of situation push you into an awkward position by the talks of not maintaining the car well enough even though you are very optimistic about your car's health. This makes you to feel annoyed and to be in confused state about your car's health.
Millions of people own and drive cars, but many of those people go through their whole lives not knowing anything about how to fix or notice the minor details of their cars. Every now and then they shell out thousands of rupees to take their cars to get fixed for small things. Your car is one of the biggest investments in your life. Do you want the value of your investment to drop significantly? If the answer is clearly no, then you need to prioritise your car maintenance every month. If you are able to take a little of your time and much less money, you could easily take care of your car health like the way you take care of your physical health.
Let us explore some reasons why we need this car health and why it is so important?
Keeping the car in good condition will save you from unwanted car problems
If you do not pay attention to car health, your car is at higher risk for major faults developing in the engine and other components. The faults in the engine and components develop over time. If you perform regular car maintenance, many of the minor issues can be prevented from turning into big problems.
Similarly, maintaining recommended levels for brake fluids and power transmission will keep these systems efficient and you can enjoy your driving experience. Maintaining recommended engine coolant levels will ensure that the engine runs cool, which will extend the life of the engine.
It increases safety on the road
When you travel in a car on empty roads, the last thing you want is car breakdown. When you are far away from towns and cities, it is difficult to get timely help when you are stuck on an empty road. Anything can happen on deserted roads and it is necessary you take proper preventive measures to avoid such incidents. Regular maintenance checks include inspection of your car for any underlying problems like a broken hose, loose belts or faulty battery.
It reduces fuel costs
Every car owner can agree that fuel costs are burgeoning expenses. However, you can save some money spent on fuel by paying attention to your car maintenance. If your car is in optimum condition, it will give you more mileage per litre which means more savings. Did you know a well-maintained car can give you 4% to 30% more mileage? Just imagine the monetary savings you can reap by performing regular car maintenance.
It reduces the depreciation value of the car
As your car gets older, its value depreciates. But did you know that you can still get a good resale value for your car provided you have maintained your car? People who buy used cars pay attention to the regular car maintenance performed by previous owners. Some buyers also ask for maintenance records to get a good idea about the car’s health. After all, no buyer would want to purchase a car and then spend a few thousand rupees in repairs and parts replacement. If you have plans to sell your car in the near future, you should pay attention to your car health to get the best value.
Thus, you can see that there are many reasons to pay attention to your car health as we take care of our health and you should never neglect it for any reason.