Cheap Car Maintenance Service North Platte NE

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.

Knapp Electric Inc
(308) 532-4840
1900 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Tools Wholesale & Manufacturers, Welding Equipment & Supplies Retail, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Air Compressors, Alternators & Starters, Generators, Sales, Water Pumps,

G and K Enterprises Inc
(308) 534-0103
PO Box 668
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Grease Monkey
(308) 532-1805
321 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Dr Vinyl
(308) 534-5785
1011 N Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

B G & S Transmissions
(308) 530-8808
2015 East 4Tst
North Platte, NE
 
Corner Quick Lube
(308) 532-3358
1202 N Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Car Detailing

Natures Way Olde Time Dtlng
(308) 532-4680
2415 W 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Car Detailing

B G and S Transmissions
(308) 532-8927
2015 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Transmission Repair

Elletts Automotive Service
(308) 532-3170
111 E 11th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Transmission Repair

Bill Summers Nissan
(308) 532-2500
3301 S Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair

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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