High ON fuel prices hit most of our budgets here in St. Thomas. If increased fuel costs are consuming a bigger portion of your budget, you may be tempted to skimp in some other areas – like scheduled maintenance.

According to news reports and industry studies, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn’t been repaired. Some of these items are serious safety concerns. Others are just more likely to affect the cost of operating your vehicle.

In this area, we can take a lesson from professional vehicle owners in the St. Thomas area: fleet owners and operators like trucking companies and St. Thomas delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on it, they have gotten scheduled maintenance down to a science. And the last thing they skimp on is regular maintenance.

Why is that? Well, for one thing they know that routine maintenance prevents expensive repairs and costly breakdowns. They also know that a well-maintained vehicle uses less fuel. For them, even a small decrease in fuel economy may mean not being profitable.

Here are some vital services that could potentially save you some fuel in St. Thomas:

Fuel system cleaning, transmission service, differential service, wheel alignment, oil change, tune-up. Ring any bells? Is there at least one thing on the list that hasn’t been done? Let’s suppose you chose to spend one hundred and fifty dollars at The Auto Guys and get caught up on some of these vital services and that they combine to improve your fuel economy by fifteen percent. What would that mean to your pocketbook? The more fuel costs in St. Thomas, the more it pays to take care of your vehicle. Some of us St. Thomas drivers drive trucks for work or recreation – or want a large SUV for family needs. A fifteen percent improvement in fuel economy can generate huge savings.

So catch up on those services at The Auto Guys in St. Thomas. Talk with your The Auto Guys service advisor about your vehicle’s needs. Get a couple done now and a couple next time. Chances are you’ll save a lot of cash on fuel this year – and a lot more on repairs in years to come.

Stop by or give us a call.

The Auto Guys
135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4