How to reduce car servicing costs?

14 Oct, 2019 • 5 min read
How to reduce car servicing costs?

The cost of car servicing can be up to S$500 a year and this could be higher if you own a luxury car. We’ve compiled what we think is the best way to save on your car servicing bill.

1) Service your car regularly

The easiest way to reduce the cost of car servicing is simply by servicing your car regularly.

Cars have tens of thousands of different parts which interact seamlessly to ensure you get from point A to point B.

When a part malfunctions, other parts that interact with it could also break down, causing the problem to spread.

For example, neglecting to replace worn-out brake pads could result in the entire braking system to fail, which can cost significantly higher to replace.

By servicing your car regularly, small issues can be identified and fixed before they turn into big ones.

2) Find the right workshop

Our study of workshop quotes and prices also revealed that regular car servicing could cost from as low as $60 to as high as three times that amount or $180!

Many factors could drive this difference, including the type of engine oil or filter used.

By partnering with a large network of mechanics, Steer is able to provide a range of competitive quotations tailored to your requirements. Start browsing here or chat with us today to find your workshop.

3) Look out for promotions

From time to time, car workshops may hold promotions. Typically, promotions are advertised to the workshops’ existing customers or facebook pages.

Whenever workshops launch promotions, Steer will bring them online so drivers know of them. You can find promotions on Steer here.

4) Go to specialist workshops

Specialist workshops tend to be more experienced with specific car makes and can often make better judgements with the right diagnostics tools.

Sometimes, this can make the difference between going to a workshop twice a year for regular servicing or going back multiple times.

They may also have access to parts stockists that offer more competitive pricing. Ask us for a workshop that specializes in your car or find a specialist workshop for your car here.

5) Order parts from stockists

Ordering parts by yourself from stockists can significantly reduce your cost. The cost savings could be in the tune of S$100 for a S$500 bill, though this heavily depends on the service.

The reason for the lower cost is because products are typically marked up. Sourcing your own product means there is no longer any mark up on the parts.

We recommend only more experienced car owners to try this as having some car know how reduces the risk of ordering the incorrect parts.

Alternatively, chat with us to find out how we can help you to source car parts and book a workshop for installation.

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