Prevent the Preventable

 

Nobody likes to spend money on things that break. My heat pump started squealing like a stuck pig at about four in the morning last week. I thought I was hallucinating at first, but no—my 20 year-old heat pump was protesting against the single digit temperatures. A good friend of mine brought his 98 Toyota Tundra in for some repairs this week. It had a leaking transmission seal, pulsating brakes and a squealing noise emanating from the engine compartment (kind of like my heat pump). Since his truck has 170,000 miles on it, a few problems are expected. My point here is that a good, proactive maintenance program can make a vehicle (or a heat pump) last a long time. I love it when people trade cars every 2-3 years, but I also realize and appreciate those who keep a vehicle going and going because they take care of it and address problems when they occur. Yes, things will break, but that’s why we are here…to be there for our long-term customers who count on us, the experts, to keep their cars and trucks going for the long term. Every one can’t get a new car every 2-3 years. In reality, there’s really no need to if you take care of the one you have.
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