Keeping Car Costs At Bay

Maintaining Your Current Vehicle Keeps New Car Costs at Bay

Buying a new car might sound good, but just isn’t affordable, or good stewardship, for most Americans (recent CNBC report). With the average cost higher than $30,000, using a fraction to make your current vehicle last longer makes good sense!  The Car Care Council agrees.

“Hanging on to your vehicle allows you to redirect money to pay off credit card debt, college loans and other bills, or beef up savings for a vacation…” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Budgeting the equivalent of just one car payment, consumers could cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance.”

Even if serious engine trouble strikes, keeping your current vehicle is the sensible economic decision. For the cost of an average down payment on a new car or truck, a vehicle can be repowered with a remanufactured/rebuilt engine and gain years of reliable service without monthly payments or higher insurance rates.  Ace offers motors w/100,000 mile warranties!

“In the early 1970s, you could buy a house for $30,000, and the average vehicle cost $3,900 but didn’t last anywhere near as long as cars do today,” said White. “With proper maintenance, the typical vehicle should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable, efficient and enjoyable performance.” Ace has customers with over 400,000 miles on their’s.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit

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