A car enthusiast would advice people to monitor their car repair expenses. But in most cases, a lot of car owners and drivers would say that it doesn’t make sense and it’s just a waste of time. Well, this could be one disadvantage, but there could be a lot of advantages that we can get from this, mostly when it comes to money.
Owning a car is all about money and expenses not to mention its advantages. You need to feed your car before it will run. You have to maintain its needs so it would be in good condition. You need to keep insurances as to security and emergency cases. With all of these things and with the busy lives that we have, we might say that we don’t have free time to back track all the expenses that we had for our car. Well, that could be true but what if making back tracks could save us money? Would we dare to do it then? Here are the reasons why we need to do that waste of time.
Keeping records of the expenses will help you realize about the total cost of your car repair, car maintenance, and emergency expenses on the road. After a year of summation, you can then decide if certain insurance can do several jobs in just one package, thus making your job lesser the next year. With this, you can also decide if you need to get a new car that could be lesser than your previous annual repair fees. You want to consider the total for everything and you can try to find a good policy that can possibly do the job and you also pay less.
Another reason to keep back tracks of your car repair expenses is about the warranty. When you keep the records, it means keeping a receipt of the entire paid amount you spent for your car. In some cases, a spare store for cars won’t honor the warranty not unless you can provide the receipt. Well, they make sense though, how could you prove that you bought your spare with them if you can’t even show them the proof of your purchase? So it is very important to keep records as this can mean not to buy a replacement spare whenever it broke within the warranty period.
The last benefit that we can get from this back tracking of records is for budget purposes. After a year of calculation, we can then decide if we have to cut some unnecessary expenses for additional savings. By taking a closer look at the list of expenses, we can identify which one is necessary and needed and which of those are just luxuries. If we feel like the expenses are beyond limit, then we can cut it off the next year.
So if the last year was full of expenses and frustrations about your car, you have the next year with enjoyable and satisfying mood that you will surely have.