Don’t Skip These Money-Saving Car Tips in the New Year

Don’t Skip These Money-Saving Car Tips in the New Year


The new year is a great time to set new goals and make changes in our lives. As we look ahead, many of us strive to find ways that we can save money throughout the year.


Did you know that one of the best ways that you can save money in the new year is to make smart decisions on your car? 


Pro Automotive in Dudley and Webster, MA, knows how essential preventative maintenance is when you are trying to save money. Because we want you to be able to make informed choices when taking care of one of your most significant investments, we put together a few money-saving tips to guide you:


  1. Don’t skip oil changes- Oil changes keep the internal parts of your engine lubricated, so when you skip them, these parts aren’t able to function correctly. Metal will grind against metal, and it will begin to overheat. To prevent a hugely expensive engine replacement, you should schedule regular oil changes.

  2. Get Your Brakes Serviced- Did you now that badly worn brake pads lead to costly, major repairs? When you ignore the signs of worn brake pads, other parts of your car’s braking system become damaged as a result. Make sure to replace brake pads when they wear down! Pro Automotive in Webster and Dudley can help you schedule regular brake service as needed.  

  3. Check the Condition of Your Tires- When you keep your tires inflated to the correct psi, you get better gas mileage and save money at the pump. Make sure your tires wear evenly by getting regular balances and alignments! When your tires wear evenly, they last much longer, which saves you money! 

  4. Look at Your Fluids- Periodically check the fluids in your car, including oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid. If you hit empty on any of these, you will quickly begin to see problems surface on your car! Watch the area underneath your car, too, for any leaks that might appear. 

  5. Clean/Replace Your Air Filter- When you keep your air filter clean, your engine can suck in the air it needs to fuel combustion. When it is dirty, however, the air isn’t able to get through the filter, starving your engine of an essential element. Check your air filter monthly, and, if necessary, put in a replacement.


Pro Automotive is here to help you save money on car repairs this year! We want people in the Dudley and Webster areas to know that car repair savings are easily within their grasp when they do preventative maintenance. To schedule an appointment for an oil change, brake service, tire balance, or anything else, call us at (508) 461-6591 (Dudley) or (508) 461-5535 (Webster).

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