We've all seen a vehicle or two sitting on the side of the road in Ferndale with smoke coming from the hood. The driver is standing beside the car, talking on their phone, or seated inside with a look of frustration. You ride past them, shaking your head until you find yourself in the same position a week later. The worst part about it is that it all could've been avoided.

Regular maintenance on your vehicle will keep you from being stranded on the side of the road, but there are other benefits as well.

Reason #1: Your Vehicle will Last longer

If you want your vehicle to endure the harsh winters in Royal Oak or Warren, then it's best to keep your car in good shape. Oil changes, tire rotations, and tune-ups are just a few of the services that will keep your car running strong through the cold winters and hot summers.

If your engine doesn't have the proper lubrication, you'll risk a lot more than a smoking car on the side of the road. Few things kill an engine quicker than skipping oil changes or driving with low fluid levels. Regular maintenance checks will ensure that your vehicle has the fluid it needs to keep your car running smoothly in the hottest and coldest months of the year.

Reason #2: Increases your Safety

Multiple things can put you and your passengers in danger. Balding tires are hazardous to drive on, especially when you can see the tiny wires inside the rubber. That means that your tire is close to a blowout and, whether you're on the freeway or city streets in Dearborn, blowouts can cause major accidents.

Most times, you don't know that your tires are bad because it's not something you pay attention to.

Trained technicians will check your tire pressure and your tire tread condition during your routine maintenance checks. They'll make sure you have the proper traction so you can drive safely in rain, sleet, or snow—and in Ferndale, we're never short on either.

Reason #3: Saves you Money

Keeping your vehicle up to date with routine checks will keep more checks in your bank account. Small problems generally grow into larger ones. A $100 oil leak repair can quickly turn into a $4,000 repair to a major part of your vehicle in no time.

Regular Maintenance also doubles as preventative maintenance. What would you rather pay? Forty dollars for a synthetic oil change in Warren or $10,000 for a new car because the damages have totaled your old one? The choice should be an easy one.

Reason #4: Keeps your Car Value High

If you want to trade or sell your vehicle down the line, many things factor into the amount you'll get for it. Practically everyone will go by the Kelley Blue Book® value, which is sort of "the bible of vehicle valuations."

They'll see what your car is worth and take that as a starting point. Then, they'll grab a Carfax report or ask if there have been any damages to your vehicle. Each time they find an issue, it will give them a reason to lower the value of your car. The less you stay on top of regular maintenance, the less money you'll get for your car in the long run.

The positives behind regular service on your far exceed the negatives. Especially when we at Hodges Subaru make it convenient for you to get your vehicle serviced in Dearborn.

Need Parts?

If you know how to handle the regular maintenance on your own, that's great! We can supply you with the parts and you can handle the dirty work. We'll have what you need, one way or the other.

Vehicle Repair with Hodges Subaru in Ferndale

If you'd rather bring it in to our shop, we'll be more than happy to assist you. At Hodges Subaru, we offer a shuttle service to drop you off at your destination and pick you up again when your vehicle is done. So, you don't have to spend your day in our service station and wait for your repairs.

We have convenient 24/7 online scheduling, early-bird, and night drop-off boxes, and we're home to the Subaru Stellar Care Award.

Let one of our trained factory technicians handle your regular maintenance schedule so your car will last. And, if you haven't stayed on top of your car's upkeep, we can handle major repairs as well—but let's hope it doesn't come to that.

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