Skipping your car service? Think about the risks

 A vehicle is a valuable investment that makes your life easier – getting you to work so you can earn a salary, taking you to visit much-loved family members and friends and helping you transport heavy items from A to B – so it makes sense to look after it and protect it just as you would any other item of value. Just like you get routine check-ups for good personal health, your vehicle benefits much from regular care and maintenance. Skipping a car service and poor vehicle maintenance poses real consequences to both the vehicle and its driver. 

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Before you think about skipping a car service, consider the risks: 

Poor performance 
Any vehicle, whether it’s a personal car, van, or truck, will start to perform poorly once you fail to schedule a routine maintenance for it. Missing a car service will shorten the lifespan of your car. It will become unreliable and could develop a range of problems that significantly reduces the resale price of that vehicle. 
Safety risks 
When a vehicle is poorly maintained or a service is skipped, it poses a safety risk to the vehicle, driver, passengers and other road users. If you miss a service, you might not be aware that your vehicle has pressure issues, tire instabilities, frayed belts, brake failures or other serious problems.
Missed recall notices 
Without your scheduled checkups and resulting conversation with your mechanic, you might be unaware of recall notices for the model, make, and year of your vehicle. This can be dangerous because if a manufacturer issues a vehicle recall to replace electrical components or other parts, there is a severe threat to the driver safety.
Decreased resale value 
Servicing your car not only extends the age of the car but also increases its value. A car with a good service history maintains a high value when selling it. The second-hand market has become very competitive and the buyer will be more attracted to a regularly condition checked car.

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