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8 Reasons To Invest Your Tax Refund In Preventative Vehicle Maintenance

This year, consider being practical and investing a portion of your refund on preventive vehicle maintenance is likely to pay long-term dividends.

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You could spend your tax refund on a new gadget or purse - or you could put your money towards something that will reward you for much longer - like car care!
 
Here are 8 benefits of investing your tax refund into preventative vehicle maintenance: 
 
1) Extend the life of your vehicle - According to CarCare.org, a typical vehicle should be able to provide at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance with proper care.
 
2) Reduce likelihood of a break down - If you neglect routine maintenance or ignore small problems, your car will eventually break down and have bigger, more costly repairs. Routine care allows your experienced Wiygul Automotive Clinic technician(s) to identify and mitigate any potential problems that need repair. 
 
3) Enjoy the best possible performance - In some ways, cars are very much like people - the better you treat them, the better they will treat you. After you get a haircut, massage or other treatment, don’t you feel better? The same applies to your car! Post service your car will run smoother, resulting in a better overall driving experience.  
 
4) Increase fuel economy - New tires, engine air filters and fuel system cleaning all improve fuel economy. This means less money spent at the gas pump and more money in your pocket. Cha-ching!
 
5) Reduce carbon footprint - A well-maintained car emits less toxic fumes than a car in need of maintenance or repairs. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, performing routine maintenance can help reduce your emissions and minimize your footprint. Looking out for our planet is a win-win!
 
6) Increase resale value - Most drivers eventually end up selling their vehicle. If that’s your plan too, keeping your vehicle well maintained and investing in routine maintenance could increase your payout down the road. Think of auto service as a small investment now for a bigger return later.
 
7) Identify Hidden Issues! - Even when your car seems like it’s running fine, there may be a hidden problem. There are plenty of red flags that you’d never notice without getting under the hood, like timing belt wear or slow oil leaks.
 
8) Improve Safety - Ineffective brakes, tire blowouts, smoke coming from your engine - these are all car problems that can put you at risk on the road. At Wiygul Automotive Clinic, nothing is more important to us than your safety and well-being. 
 
We hope these reasons have persuaded you to invest some of your tax refund into preventative vehicle maintenance. It’s truly one of the best investments you can make!

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