Keeping your car running well on a budget

We are all aware of the necessity of keeping our vehicles in a roadworthy condition and making sure we take the car to a reputable garage for the annual MOT to be carried out but how many of us are as conscientious about having our cars serviced regularly? The main reason for this is usually because of financial restrictions but there are ways of keeping your vehicle in tip top condition without spending a fortune.

Many of the routine checks and jobs that are carried out during a routine service can be attempted by the general public with some help from online forums or instruction manuals. For example, changing the air filter is a relatively simple procedure whereas changing the oil and oil filter will need a bit more effort.

Shopping around for a good deal on servicing is an alternative should you not feel confident about tackling jobs on your car. Local garages are good places to start and are usually a lot cheaper than car dealerships. The reviews from previous customers can be referred to to check whether the company is reputable and whether they give a good level of service. Often a reliable garage can be found by speaking to friends and family who can recommend businesses that they have used.