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By Erin Thompson on September 30, 2020 in Life Hacks

Wear and tear can happen simply by driving your car to work every day, and over time you will have to visit the auto shop. In order to prevent serious issues with your vehicle, it is important that you bring your car in for routine maintenance inspections.

Regular vehicle inspections ensure your safety and keep other cars around you safe as well. Although many factors can cause car accidents, keeping your vehicle regularly inspected is a great step in helping prevent them. During an inspection, mechanics check steering and braking systems, fluid levels, windshield wipers, tire conditions, and other parts that, when neglected, may cause catastrophic damage.

It’s no secret that routine maintenance helps enhance performance. When fluid levels are properly maintained, your car is more responsive, allowing all parts to work together efficiently. Each year, a car tune-up is recommended to keep your vehicle running at an optimal level. The tune-up can include the replacement of some overused car parts such as the air filter, spark plugs, and fuel filter. This ensures your vehicle is in tip-top shape and typically prolongs its life. Poorly maintained vehicles also have a tendency to burn gas faster, so keeping your vehicle tuned up will help save you some cash at the pump. #Winning!

Another way to help keep your vehicle in good shape is by taking it in for routine oil changes. Ignoring this regular maintenance can cause gunk and other foreign objects to build up over time. Luckily, when you go in to get your oil changed, the mechanic leaves a sticker on your windshield to tell you when your next service should be. They typically want to see you every 5,000 miles, but with the handy-dandy sticker, this is almost impossible to forget!

Regular car inspections are a proactive step you can take to prevent an unexpected breakdown. Car issues tend to build up over time, which means you might have a problem for months before the problem manifests and causes serious issues. Paying for a tow, hiring a mechanic, and finding a temporary vehicle can become time consuming and expensive, so taking the time to get your vehicle inspected regularly (although it sometimes seems like a pain) is truly in your best interest!

If you are a Say customer experiencing car issues while on the road, check out our Roadside Assistance page to learn what to do next.

Erin Thompson is the Marketing Manager for Say Insurance. She's responsible for guiding the strategic direction of all Say marketing campaigns. Prior to joining Say, Erin worked for a media agency based in Columbia, MO. She spent several years developing successful advertising campaigns for a diverse set of clients across the United States. Erin began her career in television advertising after earning her Master’s from the University of Missouri Journalism School with an emphasis in Strategic Communication. Her love of communication and helping people directed her to the insurance world.