A recent AAA survey says the week economy is changing how motorists handle their vehicle maintenance.
Nearly 30% of survey respondents said a $2,000 repair bill for their car would be more than their budget could handle. And one in eight surveyed said a $1,000 repair bill would break the bank.
More than half of respondents said they’ve decided in the past 12 months to hold onto an older vehicle rather than face the burden of paying for a new one, according to the survey.
Here are more survey results from the Magic Valley Times-News.
My dad was a stickler for preventive maintenance of his cars, he changed his oil much sooner that it says to in the book from the manufacturer, and so he got a lot more miles out of his cars with very few major repairs.
I'm trying to take a page out of your dad's book @Charles. In the past I didn't really care but I bought a newer car this past year and figured I have to make it last for a while now so better actually do the preventative maintenance so it doesn't fall apart. Yes, it's kind of spendy at the time but it supposedly pays off over time.