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From little things, big costs can grow

2 min to readSafety
When it comes to vehicles, repair and tyre expenses can add up gradually, especially if you overlook minor issues. By doing a few small things to keep your vehicle in good shape, you can stay safer on the road and avoid bigger issues down the line. Here are our key recommendations for minimising car repair costs and ensuring your vehicle remains safe to drive.
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Regular car maintenance

Ensuring your vehicle undergoes routine maintenance is crucial for keeping it in optimal condition. Car manufactures suggest maintenance intervals that are right for the make and model that you drive and following this recommend maintenance schedule is important to ensure your car is getting the right service at the right time. You can book all maintenance services with LeasePlan. Just get in contact with LeasePlan via phone or app and LeasePlan. In addition to professional maintenance, there are several tasks you can perform regularly at home, such as checking and changing oil and fluid levels, adjusting tyre pressure, and keeping your car clean. Regular cleaning can protect the paintwork and reduce the risk of rust or corrosion, especially if you live close to the sea. And being honest, driving a clean vehicle is always nicer.

Replace tyres with poor tread

If your tyre tread is worn down, it's crucial to replace the tyre quickly. Driving with bald or inadequately treaded tyres makes them more susceptible to punctures and compromises road grip. This not only affects driving comfort but, more importantly, jeopardises safety, especially during braking on wet roads. Regularly monitoring your tyre tread and pressure is vital, and you can easily check your vehicle’s tyre pressure. Many new cars are equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system so you can view your tyre pressure on your vehicle’s dashboard, or you can check it at petrol stations.

Stay within fair wear and tear guidelines

When leasing a car from LeasePlan, we acknowledge that wear and tear are normal aspects of daily vehicle use. Consequently, fair wear and damages are not charged at the end of the contract. However, excessive damage beyond what is typical for regular use will incur charges. To avoid these charges, take good care of your car and promptly address significant damages by contacting LeasePlan. Our website provides clear guidelines on what is considered fair vs. unfair wear and tear and we have separate guidelines for light commercial vehicles.

Drive sensibly

Driving responsibly is a no-brainer when it comes to keeping you safe on the road and reducing the risk of accidents. Avoid aggressive driving, sudden stops, and rapid acceleration. This will keep you and your passengers safe on the road, reduce fuel consumption, and minimise wear on your vehicle’s components. Always adjust your driving to weather conditions, as snow, ice, or heavy rain require more careful driving and slower speeds.

You drive, we handle the rest

LeasePlan is here to manage all your vehicle-related needs, including repairs. We collaborate with a network of professional garages, ensuring you receive top-notch service at your convenience. If your vehicle requires repair or maintenance, simply contact with LeasePlan via phone or WhatsApp chatbot (800-DRIVER) and initiate the request, and we will take care of the rest.

Published at February 8, 2024
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