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This article brought to you courtesy od Karen Johnston, All About Automotive, Gresham Outlook Insider Automotive Expert.

Karen Johnston

Maintaining your present vehicle may be the key to long-term financial happiness. Spending a portion of your tax refund on repairs or maintenance can help to protect your second largest investment.

According to USA Today in 2019 the average age of a vehicle is 11.8 years old, in the West that average is 12.4 years old. This is an all-time high, while the number of vehicles on the road is just under the 280 million mark. As the average consumer puts approximately 15,000 yearly miles on their vehicles, most of those vehicles have close to 180,000 miles on them.

A properly maintained vehicle is, safer, more dependable, more fuel efficient, cleaner and more valuable. An ideal vehicle is still in great shape, is paid off and that needs only modest repairs and/or routine maintenance.

Simple services can extend longevity and the reliability of a vehicle. Keep all of your oil, coolant, power steering, brake, transfer case fluid, differential and transmission fluids clean by having them serviced regularly. Regular complete inspections with periodic replacement of ignition parts, like spark plugs and plug wires, regular brake services, air and fuel filters so that they stay clean as well as properly inflated and regularly rotated tires.

Enjoy your tax refund & stimulus but invest in something that pays back. Call your trusted repair facility and set up a maintenance plan for your vehicle to keep it safe, reliable and so it can retain its value. Happy Motoring!

All About Automotive

139 NW 2nd Street

Gresham, OR 97030

503-465-2926

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