How To Avoid Wasting Money On Your Vehicle
You work hard for your money so why would you want to spend more on your vehicle than you absolutely need to buy it pr maintain it? In an effort to help our customers save more, we’re talking today about easy ways to avoid wasting money on your vehicle!
Buying A Used Vehicle Without A Warranty
There was a time when you simply couldn’t find a used vehicle from a dealership that also came with a warranty on it but those days have changed. Some dealerships, like Broadmoor Motors, have begun to offer their customers not only a variety of quality vehicles but ones that come backed by a warranty and then the option to purchase extended warranties. Which begs the question… if you could purchase a vehicle that you know comes with the certainty that you won’t be facing unexpected expenses of repairs, why wouldn’t you? Buying a used vehicle with a warranty is one of the easiest ways to save money on future repairs and give you peace of mind.
Higher octane helps prevent knocking in engines but if it’s not recommended for your vehicle, you are just throwing money away by using it. While some people view octane levels as good, better and best, that simply isn’t the case. Most engines are designed to take regular gas and using premium does not actually enhance the vehicle’s performance. Unless you have a more powerful engine and the manufacturer recommends a higher octane, save yourself some pain at the pump… fill it with regular.
Ignoring Check Engine Light
Your Check Engine indicator is meant to alert you to problems early on so they can be corrected as soon as possible but ignoring one won’t make it go away and could end up costing you more in repair bills by delaying a fix and doing more damage to your engine or vehicle. While no one enjoys bringing their vehicle to the shop, it doesn’t always have to be painful. A trusted mechanic should offer you a solution and a timeline when the repair should be completed to avoid more costly issues and knowing you can rely on them to fix the problem can ultimately save you both time and money.
Delaying Brake Fix
Brakes are one the items that can become more expensive to repair the longer you put it off so our biggest suggestion is… don’t. Fixing your brakes at the first sign of trouble can help prevent a costly repair bill by avoiding having to replace rotors and drums that were worn down unnecessarily once the pads became too thin.
Oil Changes Too Soon
Regular oil changes are critical in maintaining proper lubrication in your vehicle’s engine but having oil changes done more often than necessary can be an added expense with no real benefit. While most dealerships strongly encourage people to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles, experts have agreed it simply isn’t needed that frequently. Broadmoor Motors recommends to customers having it changed every 4,000 miles to maintain a clean and healthy engine.
Did you know that a tire under inflated by even 6 psi can cost you 5% of your fuel efficiency, reduce the lifespan of that tire by 25% and even lead to failure? It’s true. Low tire pressure is not only dangerous but it can take a big hit on your wallet as well with additional money spent on gas and replacement. A tire that’s correctly inflated will last longer, keep your safer and use less gas. To save money on fuel and unwanted additional wear to your treads, keep your tires inflated to the psi recommended by the manufacturer.
Buying From The Wrong Place
There’s no doubt, buying a vehicle from a sketchy private seller or a shady dealership can end up costing you more than necessary in the end but you don’t have to walk into situations blind. Online reviews are a wonderful tool to help consumers make a more informed decision regarding a dealership and their practices. While no business is immune to a negative review from time to time, if one has predominantly negative reviews, you may want to steer clear. Particularly if the same problem or issue is experienced by multiple people or the dealership has not attempted to make things right.
If you find yourself searching for your next used SUV, minivan, truck or car to fit your needs and your budget, we invite you to check out all of our theft recovered inventory or all of our current inventory of Used Trucks, Vans, SUVs and Cars. At Broadmoor Motors, we specialize in finding the right used minivan, truck, SUV or car to fit your personal or business needs, all while giving you the best deal we can on both your purchase and trade in. Our family has been in the car business for over 60 years and continues to be family owned and operated in all of our Caledonia, Hastings and Wayland locations with financing available to those who qualify. We will find you the right vehicle to fit both your budget and your needs in a pressure-free environment.
Check out our reviews online and buy with confidence!! Family Owned & Operated and with Financing Available, we stand behind our Vehicles and our Warranty so you can be assured your used Car, Truck, Van or SUV will be reliable! Broadmoor Motors is your local choice for Car Sales in the greater Hastings, Middleville, Caledonia, Grand Rapids, Wayland, Byron Center, Dorr, Hopkins, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing, Lake Odesa, Kentwood, Holland, Zeeland, Moline, Cutlerville, Wyoming, Hudsonville, Grandville, Jenison, Hamilton, Ionia and Allegan. Ask about our BMG Protection Plan, this is not an aftermarket product! area. Let Broadmoor Motors save you time and money when buying your next quality, Pre-Owned Car, Family Minivan, All Wheel Drive SUV, Commercial Van or Work Truck. Whether you need to replace your current car, minivan, truck or SUV with a great used vehicle, we can help you out. Broadmoor Motors is here for all your Car Sales, and Auto Service needs in the Byron Center, Kentwood, Caledonia, Middleville, Hastings, greater Grand Rapids, Wayland and Barry County area. With three locations to serve you in Wayland, Hastings and Caledonia, we’re here for all your Sales & Service needs. Give us a call at 616.698.9595 in Caledonia, 269.397.2400 in Wayland or 269.320.6304 in Hastings to see how we can get you back on the road!