Nobody wants to spend money to service their car, but to paraphrase that old Mr. Goodwrench commercial, you can pay your mechanic now — or you can pay him later. The problem is, if you pay him later, it’s likely to cost a lot more money.
One of my best friends, Gary Norton, has been a service advisor at a dealership for more than 20 years. Years of listening to his horror stories have taught me to take better care of my cars. Considering that his suggestions have paid off — my cars’ maintenance and repair costs have dropped — I’ve decided to pass his wisdom on to you, the reader.
Following the advice may cost you a little bit more now, but it will save you in the long run.