It is natural to want to save as many of your dollars as possible, but trying to avoid paying for small repairs and checkups on your vehicle can lead to bigger and more expensive problems further down the road. To avoid excessive costs later, Frecks & Sons Automotive believes you should start paying for these small and routine fixes now:
- Change Your Oil on Time: Checking your oil monthly is free, and getting an oil change once every 3,000 to 6,000 miles costs less than $50. If you don’t do it, you possibly void your warranty and shorten the life span of your engine. Full engine repair can cost upwards of $3,000.
- Make Sure Your Transmission Filter is Full And The Fluid is Clean: Taking a look at your transmission filter at home costs nothing, and getting it changed every three years or 36,000 miles costs a maximum of $80 if you have it done in a shop. Dirty or low fluid can lead to transmission failure, which can cost up to $2,000 (not including labor) to remedy.
- Avoid Faulty Brakes With a Generous Amount of Brake Fluid: Brake fluid only needs to be changed once every two years and costs between $60 and $165 when completed by a mechanic. New brake pads cost at least $60 to be replaced, and brake repair can be $2,500 or more when old brake fluid isn't changed frequently enough and corrodes brake lines.
If you want your automobile to be in the best shape it can be, call Frecks & Sons Automotive at (636) 928-5326 or visit their website to see a full list of their services.