Cheap Car Maintenance Service Garden City KS

Keeping your vehicle's fluids new and clean is priority number one when it comes to minimizing future costs. Frequent oil changes can prevent the buildup of harmful deposits that rob your car of fuel economy and power, as well as make internal components work harder. A harder working engine is one with a shorter life span.

Roger Murray
(620) 271-9391
122 Anderson Street
Garden City, KS
Services
Truck Auto Body

Western Motor Western Honda
(800) 794-0448
409 East Fulton Street
Garden City, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Truck Auto Body

Kansas Truck and Trailer Repair
(620) 276-2929
7070 N US Highway 83
Garden City, KS
Services
Trailer Repair

Oasis Car Wash Enterprise
(620) 272-0050
1621 E Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS
Services
Truck Detailing

Solar Control Glass Tinting
(620) 275-7861
2305 N Vfw Road
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Engine Repair

Amigos Paint & Body Shop
(620) 271-0909
04520 E Rd
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Body

Pro Tek Dent and Windshield Repair
(620) 272-2918
106 Anderson Street
Garden City, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Paintless Dent Repair,Truck Auto Body

Sears Auto Center
(620) 271-6095
2310 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-21
Sun:0-18
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-21
Sun:0-18

Burtis Motor Company
(620) 275-6171
601 West Kansas Avenue
Garden City, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Leeper Transmission Inc
(620) 275-0256
1107 East Fulton Street
Garden City, KS
 

How to Reduce Your Vehicle Maintenance Costs

How To Reduce Your Vehicle Maintenance Costs By Brian Alexander, Road Test Editor  Close X If you want to avoid nasty and unexpected surprise maintenance costs, sticking to a regimented schedule of preventative maintenance is something you are going to want to get used to. The reason being is simple – frequent maintenance will keep your car in good health, ensuring you get the most out of all those expensive-to-replace parts. While it might sound counterintuitive, the best way to reduce maintenance costs is to stick to a prescribed maintenance schedule.
 
Keeping your vehicle's fluids new and clean is priority number one when it comes to minimizing future costs. Frequent oil changes can prevent the buildup of harmful deposits that rob your car of fuel economy and power, as well as make internal components work harder. A harder working engine is one with a shorter life span. 
 
Unless you plan on doing engine surgery on your own, engine work is going to cost you a huge pile of money. For example, using DriverSide’s What to Pay for Service feature, we can see that a new oil pump for a 2006 BMW 3-Series (a part that commonly fails as a result of infrequent oil changes) will cost a hefty $815. This is easily avoided simply by changing your oil every 3,000 miles, which at a local lube shop will typically cost less than $40 per visit.
 
Even if your vehicle is brand new, it is a good idea to check the oil every few hundred miles. If the level slowly gets lower between oil changes, you might have an issue with your engine. The same applies for your vehicle’s brake fluid, clutch fluid (if it’s a manual transmission) or your automatic transmission fluid. 
 
While keeping an eye on your vehicle's fluid levels is a good first step toward improving your investment's longevity, sticking to the recommended service intervals in your owner's manual is equally important. 
 
A good example of this is a timing belt replacement. Timing belts and chains keep the different parts of a car’s engine in sync with each other and on average should be replaced every 60,000 miles. Because of the infrequency of a timing belt change, it can be easy to overlook this vital service – especially considering it often requires over $800 in labor alone. However, waiting another 5-10k miles is not advised, as the results could result in a catastrophic engine head failure, a repair that could cost you over double the amount of a timing belt service. 
 
Different manufacturers allow for different time periods between required maintenance. While it may look expensive to go about replacing your air filter, changing your oil and rotating your tires every few thousand miles, the preventative care saves you money in the long run. For a general idea, you can check out our guide to car maintenance.
 
That said, there are a few ways to trim dollars from your regular maintenance schedule...

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