If you’re a car owner, you’ll know that sometimes expensive repairs are unavoidable. However, with the right care and maintenance, there are plenty of easy ways you can avoid making a big spend on your vehicle repairs.

Get you car regularly serviced

When your vehicle is regularly checked by an expert, it reduces the chances of running into difficulties later on.  A service is a good preventative measure that will save you a lot in the long run.

Check your car regularly

Become familiar with how your car behaves by checking over parts that easily wear, like the tyres.  In doing so, you’ll be able to spot any issues with your car before they put you in any danger on the road.

Take advantage of good deals and offers

Wherever you can, use the deals and discounts you are offered at car repair shops.  Here at Eden Tyres & Servicing, we have a number of vouchers you can use whenever you visit one of our branches in person.  We also have online only discounts that are worth taking advantage of, a little cash saved here and there all adds up!

Be sensible

You’d be surprised at how much your driving style affects wear and tear on your vehicle.  By taking things at a steady speed, avoiding sudden braking and always making sure you are in the right gear, you are more likely to avoid a big spend on car repairs.

Do what you can

Knowing how to make small repairs to your car can save you money.  This doesn’t include expert work like repairing a puncture, but you can do minor things like swapping the tyre to a spare, to avoid expensive roadside recovery.

Buy the parts you need

Buying and fitting small parts yourself, such as headlamps or windscreen wipers, could save you money.  However, anything bigger than this will need the help of an expert.

Get repairs done ASAP

It’s never wise to keep driving your car when you’re aware of a problem, such as a slow puncture.  The best option is to take it to a garage as soon as you can so that the problem doesn’t get any worse and end up costing you more money.

Get your car checked before a long journey

When you know you’ll be on the road for a long time, it’s good to get you car checked over.  Then you can rest assured your car is ready to face the road.  Take advantage of Free Checks such as Tyre pressure checks, not only will you save 20p at the local filling station but you’ll know your pressures are accurate for optimum safety and tyre wear.

Know your warranties

When parts of you car are getting replaced, make sure you know the warranty – you can check this with the mechanics or you driver’s manual. You’ll find you could save a fair amount if the parts being replaced are within the warranty.

Use a trustworthy garage

When you get you car repaired with a reliable garage, you won’t have to worry about whether the price is fair or if you’re getting the best service for your money.

At Eden Tyres & Servicing, we pride ourselves on our years of experience with cars.  Our customers are assured their car will leave our garage in the best possible condition, and you can have this assurance too! Just pop into one of our ETS branches – we’re always ready to help.