Here’s How To Maintain Your Car From The Comfort Of Your Sofa At Home!

Posted on Feb 5 2016 - 7:05am by admin

As a car owner, you will be well versed at taking your car to various places for maintenance. While it’s essential your car gets maintained, the time you take out of your day is precious. Especially if you have to walk or take public transport back to your home!

Saab 900 Turbo

Let’s face it; most people today lead busy lives. They seldom have the luxury of time to spend (or waste) sorting their vehicles out. It’s such a problem for some people that they give up the idea of owning a car! Did you know that it’s possible to maintain your car without even leaving your living room at home?

You might be thinking that I’m about to tell you about a secret or magic formula to make that happen. I’m afraid that I’m not a genie that can grant wishes. Nor am I a magician!

Trust me; when you read the rest of this blog post, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of these things sooner! Check out these incredible ways to keep your car in tip-top condition without doing much:

Many car garages will collect and deliver your car

Do you need to get your car serviced? Perhaps it’s in need of some diagnostic troubleshooting? Whatever the reason, you might loathe the prospect of driving to a garage. Why? Because you’ll have to figure out how to get home after you drop your car off. What’s more, you’ll have to do the journey in reverse to pick it up later!

The good news is more car garages offer a collection and delivery service. All you have to do is phone them to make an appointment for your car.

They’ll tell you what time to expect a technician to arrive at your home to drive your car away. And when they’re done, you can pay for the work over the phone using a debit or credit card. Soon after they will deliver the car back to your home.

Of course, if you go somewhere for work each day, they can offer a collection and delivery service there too. Now you don’t have to worry about taking time out of your day – or annoying your boss asking for time off work!

One bonus of using a garage that offers such a service is they’ll even clean your car too. That saves you one less job to do on the weekend!

Mobile mechanics can work on your car at home

What happens if you have a car that can’t get driven away? Perhaps it may have a fault such as a failed starter motor. Or maybe it is not insured or road legal to drive.

In those cases, you might be wondering what to do about fixing your pride and joy. One option that might be an attractive choice is to use a mobile mechanic! In a nutshell, mobile mechanics will work on your car at home.

They usually come equipped with all the tools and materials they need to carry out the work on your car. You’ll often see mobile mechanics driving vans packed full of equipment. In essence, they drive around a mobile workshop!

The only downside to their work, of course, is having to work out in the open when it’s raining. Many mobile mechanics also carry a car tent to protect both your car and themselves from the elements. There are plenty of mobile mechanics around; you’ll find it easy to seek one out in your local area.

Hate visiting tyre fitting centres? Use a mobile tyre fitter instead!

One sad fact about tyre fitting centres is many of them feel like intimidating places to visit. They are male-dominated environments, and can even make male customers feel wary of them. Another downside of using a tyre fitting centre is you seldom get the best value for money. That means you could end up paying over the odds for a new set of tyres for your car.

An interesting fact about the industry is the growth of mobile fitting services. In contrast to traditional providers, AA Tyres and others like them offer a good service. You’ll always get met by friendly staff that get the job done fast and in a professional manner.

What’s more, they operate websites where you can select the right tyres for your needs. That means you can use the Internet to find the best brands for your car and seek out providers with good prices. As with car servicing, you can have your tyres fitted at home or work.

Mobile tyre fitters use all kinds of technology to lift up cars. The advantage for you is that there will be no damage to your car unlike with traditional jacks, for example.

Car detailing and valeting

I don’t know about you, but I hate the prospect of cleaning my car! It takes so much time and effort. I find that the longer my car goes between a wash and valet, the longer it takes to carry out the work!

Some of us might use a drive-thru car wash establishment. You know, the ones where teams of people rinse and wash cars by hand in a matter of minutes. Others may use automatic car washes, but they seldom do a good job of cleaning. What’s more, they can often cause damage to a vehicle’s paintwork and body.

By now, you might be thinking the only option open to you is to wash the car yourself at home. What if I told you that you could have someone else do it without you leaving your front door?

There are hundreds of mobile car detailing and valeting providers out there. You can discuss with them what level of work you’d like carried out. They arrange a convenient date and time to visit. Meanwhile, you can carry on with your day without any disruption!

Providers like JM Valeting come with all the tools and equipment they need. Many will even have a storage tank full of water. That’s handy if your home doesn’t have an outdoors tap they could use.