SUVs, like any other vehicle, require routine care and maintenance in order to ensure optimum performance and safe operation. While most of the tips and advices we give are applicable to every vehicle and suitable to every car owner, there are a number of advices that are specific to certain types of cars. This is especially true for SUVs.
If you are an SUV owner, here are a few tips that will help you take care of your vehicle while allowing you to get the most out of every dollar you spend on maintenance.
Choose the right repair shop
While this tip usually applies to every type of vehicle, this is especially important for SUVs. SUVs usually have extra options or equipment like towing capability and 4WD. That being said, owners should find a repair shop that has experience in maintaining, servicing and repairing SUVs. You’ll want someone who has an understanding on how SUVs are different from other vehicles out there and what it means from a maintenance prospective.
You can also ask your friends, family and co-workers for recommendations. This is beneficial as they have first-hand knowledge on some of the best local repair shops.
Set up a budget
Unfortunately, the cost of maintaining SUVs is a bit higher as compared to your previous car. This may be attributed to the difference in equipment, size or even the complexity of the individual vehicle.
In order to help you set up a budget, it would be best to ask for standard pricing for maintenance tasks ahead of time. This will also help you determine as to where things will cost more and where the pricing is relatively the same.
Follow the regular maintenance schedule
With all those extra options, this means that your SUV will need more maintenance. That being said, checking the maintenance schedule that is provided in the owner’s manual is of great importance. This way, you can be sure that maintenance is performed in a timely manner.