You've probably heard it said that the minute you drive a new car off the lot that it depreciates in value. Sooner or later, even if it's several years down the road, that shiny new vehicle is going to need some repairs. And if you're like us, those repairs often catch our wallets off-guard. However, at Orthodox Auto Company, we’ve learned a few tricks for saving money on car repairs, and we want to share them with you.
1. Don't neglect car maintenance
One of the best ways to avoid big repairs (and big dollar signs) is to keep up to date on your car's routine maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotation, annual tune-ups, and so on. Maintaining your car helps keep it running its best and doesn't put extra wear and tear on the car that can result in major issues.
2. Gather quotes
When your car needs to be fixed, we understand that time is often an issue. You want it fixed fast. However, you often pay more for quick service because you don't take the time to shop around. Don't take the first quote you get. It may be worth a phone call or two to compare prices or to get a second opinion.
3. Buy used auto parts
Many people don't realize that you can purchase quality used auto parts at a fraction of the price. At Orthodox Auto Company, we buy accident cars or old cars at cash value. We remove the remaining quality, usable parts, make sure they're in good condition, and then sell them to customers like you for a fraction of the cost.
Want to find out more about our used auto parts or our pick and pull program? Contact Orthodox Auto Company today at (215) 398-6838, or you can stop by our Philadelphia location anytime to talk to our staff.