As we head into the new year, many will resolve to cut costs in 2023. Although adding to your budget is probably not what you are looking for, regular maintenance and Toyota repair are critical to saving you money! If you ignore your dashboard, sooner or later, you will be sorry. There is a reason the lights are red and blinking – something is amiss, and traveling along without addressing it can lead to adverse consequences.
Parts Take Time
If you wait until your car is broken down instead of addressing a potential problem, then you are going to be stuck. Due to supply chain issues, getting the part you need might not be as easy as it once was. If your car is out of commission, you will be stuck without a vehicle while you wait. If you have it looked at when the light comes on, you can order the part, drive the vehicle sparingly, and have it fixed as soon as possible without a breakdown!
Maintenance is Always Cheaper than a Repair
Nine out of ten times, maintenance is going to be less expensive than a repair appointment. First, when you drive a car till it breaks down, whatever was wrong to begin with likely affected other parts, meaning that you have more to fix. Second, if your car does break down, then you are going to have to pay for a tow, a rental car, and the repairs. Things begin to really add up!
When the dashboard lights come on, most of us assume that if it were something urgent, then the car wouldn’t be able to function – but that isn’t the case. If a dash light comes on, it is important to check your manual and find out what the problem is. Not only is getting stranded on the highway dangerous, but driving at high speeds with an engine issue is never a good idea! If you think you can safely assume it is nothing, you are anything but safe!
Your Dashboard is There for a Reason!
Your dashboard is designed to light up when something is wrong with your car. There is a reason it lights up with red and sometimes blinking lights; that is because it’s important. If you ignore the warning, it will always lead to adverse consequences. Although no one wants to spend money on Toyota repair and maintenance, in the end, it will save you money, time, and safety to be proactive.
As with anything blinking red and needing attention, ignoring it is usually not the answer. If your car dashboard is lit up, the problem will not solve itself. The longer you wait, the more harm you are likely to do and the more it will cost. At Japanese Import Pros, we can repair and maintain your Toyota with the specialization of a dealership at a competitive price. Contact us today to schedule your next regular maintenance requirement!