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The Aging Automobiles of America

People are holding onto their vehicles for longer

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 05/30/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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The Aging Automobiles of America

The Aging Automobiles of America

Are you currently driving an old car? Studies show that cars in America are about 10.8 years old on average. 
This is higher than in past years, which can mean that people are deciding to hold onto their vehicles for a longer time. It’s often a good financial decision, especially if you are the type of person that keeps up with needed vehicle maintenance and repairs your vehicle as necessary in a timely fashion. 
Auto repair doesn’t have be expensive. Getting regular preventative auto repair maintenance services performed either by yourself or by a professional, can save you a lot of money later on. Today drivers are keeping their vehicles on the road for a longer time and auto repair techs are seeing more business and keeping people on the road as long as possible. 
Also, shops that sell replacement parts are seeing increased sales from people who choose to do their auto repairs themselves. This helps the economy and brings great satisfaction to a do-it-yourself type person.
Choosing to repair your vehicle instead of purchasing a new car can make financial sense. The overall quality of the cars on the road today make it so that getting regular maintenance and preventative auto repair can keep vehicles on the road for longer.
Now cars that are close to 10 years in age have access to better parts and technology than were available in decades prior to that. Even the best vehicles need regular maintenance to keep them performing at their best. Also, taking care of your vehicle’s auto repair needs year round helps to ensure that your vehicle is as reliable as ever.
An older car can give you a real economic advantage. Although, that’s only true if the driver stays up to date with all of the vehicle’s repairs and inspections.  Look for signs that an issue may be occurring and catch them as soon as possible. Small changes can be like a shimmy in the tires or a strange new sound. Get these checked out sooner rather than later. Older cars needs a little more attention in order to keep them performing at their best on the road. Listen to your vehicle and get the needed auto repair as soon as possible. 
At AAMCO Overland Park, we provide preventative maintenance services and all the auto repairs to keep your vehicle performing at its’ best. Call us today for an easy appointment.
 

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