It’s no secret that owning a vehicle can be a good bit of work.

If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s okay to skip that next oil change or put off the brake service for a while to avoid the cost or the inconvenience, the answer is simple. It’s a small price to pay in order to prevent much bigger problems down the road. Here’s what happens when you skip Jeep® service.

Why Can’t I Skip Service?

Neglecting the routine maintenance on your car will cause many things to happen—and none of them good. For example, failing to get an oil change as needed won’t allow your engine to function properly, and can even result in the engine locking up completely. Skipping that next brake service could lead your brakes to be worn down to the rotors and to lock up when you hit them. Leaving off the tire rotation could cause uneven wear to the point your tire fails when you’re on the road.

Big Costs, Big Consequences

To put it simply, skipping out on the cost of regular Jeep service now will only lead to higher costs in the future. It will also decrease the lifespan of your vehicle, as well as the resell value.

Failing to keep up with maintenance doesn’t just lead to serious costs, though: it also puts you at risk of injuries. Rather than risking your car failing at high speeds on the highway, or in remote locations where you have no service, it’s best to keep up with your maintenance in the first place.

If your Jeep SUV is in need of some work, schedule Jeep service  today at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM-Bowie. Our Maryland dealership is ready and waiting to get your vehicle into great shape.