June 13, 2022
All car services matter, but some save you more money than others. Today’s post highlights the top-3 car services for drivers working on a tight budget, then explains how your local TIRECRAFT can help you save on essential upkeep.
Read on to learn more, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to speak directly with a car service specialist near you.
Top-3 Car Services That Will Save You Money Over The Long-Term
1. Oil changes. Without question, oil changes are one of the most critical car services, and they’re also one of the least expensive, giving drivers serious bang for their buck. Regular oil changes keep engines clear of sludge and ensure all components run together smoothly. Failure to invest in regular oil changes can lead to a whole world of problems, from worn pistons to catastrophic engine failure. So even if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll need to commit to this important car service.
At TIRECRAFT, we generally recommend booking your oil change after every 3 months or 5,000km of driving, but everyone’s different. For example, synthetic oil can be changed less often. When in doubt, ask your local TIRECRAFT tech—it’s totally free, and knowledge is power!
2. Inspections. Car service schedules can be useful, but you shouldn’t rely solely on them to keep your vehicle in shape. Stock car service schedules assume that every vehicle is the same, but no two drivers are exactly alike—for example, some lead-footed pedal-stompers will need brake services far more often than the typical 12-month / 20,000km car service schedule recommendation. Waiting that long could cause irreparable damage to your vehicle.
To determine your vehicle’s unique maintenance needs, and greatly increase your odds of detecting problems early on, you should commit to regular inspections. Contrary to popular belief, this does not expose you to upselling—TIRECRAFT inspections can save you money by ensuring you only pay for what you truly need.
At TIRECRAFT, inspections are included as part of every car service, so you don’t need to make any extra room in the budget. Even if you aren’t already coming into the shop for a scheduled service, you can get a free inspection and quote at no cost—just use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to book.
3. Tire alignment, rotations, and wheel balancing. These car services not only reduce the risks of uneven wear, helping you get more mileage out of your tire investment, but they also greatly enhance fuel economy, which is worth a lot as gas prices continue to soar. These services will also keep your brakes and suspension system in shape for longer.
All of these essential car services are available at your local TIRECRAFT, and they can all earn you customer rewards points. These points can be spent to drive down the costs of any future services, tire upgrades, or part replacements, even if you’re already receiving a discount from one of our exclusive promotions.