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Creating A Budget For Auto Repairs

By November 18, 2019Auto Repair
auto repair in Philadelphia, PA

Have you ever been in the situation where you had an unexpected repair and your budget just couldn’t handle it? You likely know, possibly even from experience, that auto repair in Philadelphia, PA never happens at a ‘good’ time. There’s no such thing as a convenient time for your car to need repairs, right? Since your car is vital to your life, it’s important to budget for repairs so you are prepared for those inevitable times.

When you set up your family budget, you likely have a car payment and insurance on that budget. But you would be smart to set aside a little every month for auto repairs as well as maintenance. You know you are going to have to get oil changes and it’s good to have maintenance checks as well. And you never know when something else might come up so it’s nice to have that pocket of money available for when things turn south on your vehicle.

Driving a car isn’t all about buying the car upfront. There are a lot of other expenses that go into car ownership. You have to get gas to make the car run, for example. You have to spend money on oil changes, new filters, and other such items. The car has to run smoothly to do you any good and, in the long run, that can cost you. Anticipate those costs and keep an eye on the owner’s manual so you know when the transmission fluid needs to be changed and other such things and you can prepare your budget accordingly.

You likely know how important care maintenance is. IT makes sense that by spending a little on maintenance checks on a regular basis, you can save a lot in the long run. It’s cheaper, for example, to get something small fixed now than to wait, have something major break down, and have huge costs ahead of you. While it might feel like your vehicle costs a lot, even on small things, it could be much worse.

If you need help budgeting for your auto repairs, the professionals in the industry can aid you in that process. While they can’t help you save or tell you how to control your money, they can tell you how much certain elements you will need cost (like oil changes!) and how often you will need to have those things done so you can ensure you have the money for it—plus some extra for unexpected repairs.

When you need auto repair in Philadelphia, PA, or maintenance of any kind, contact the professionals at Schafer’s Auto Center. You can call us at (215) 755-1270 to set up an appointment or you can stop by and see us in person to talk over some issues at 1924 S Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19148. We understand your vehicle is an investment and also a necessity in your life and we’ll help you take good care of it and make it last as long as possible.

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