Everyone loves their car, truck and SUV…until something goes wrong. As you watch your odometer tick over throughout long commutes or years of driving, a nagging thought sits in the back of your mind: any day now, something is bound to happen with my vehicle and it's going to break down. All of us listen for a funny sound or strange movement to tell us when it is time to get our vehicle checked out. But then, what do we do about it? Usually just forget about it. If it's not broke, don't fix it, right? Wrong!
There is a lot you can do now before that happens to ensure optimum reliability. In fact, the Car Care Council says that taking a proactive approach to vehicle maintenance is the best way to avoid costly repairs in the future. And there are businesses popping up to help you do that. One such forward-thinking company is Ownersite Technologies. The creative minds behind Ownersite have developed web-based solutions, such as Ownersite, that focus on helping you maintain reliability through automated maintenance reminders, an expense tracking system, and recall notifications.
|According to the Car Care Council, more than 87% of participating vehicles failed inspections due to routine maintenance-related issues.
As the Car Care Council indicates, there is a true market potential for these types of services. According to a 2004 report, more than 87% of all vehicles that participated in vehicle service provider inspections failed. The reasons seemed to center on routine maintenance-related issues, such as engine oil replacement; low coolant, brake fluid and transmission fluid levels, belt replacements, air filters, and tire pressure.
Ignoring these relatively simple maintenance issues severely affects your vehicle's reliability by damaging internal parts, effectively decreasing operating life, increasing the cost of maintenance and repair, and raising the likelihood that you will experience vehicle failure somewhere down the road.
Most of us are familiar with the highly publicized SUV rollover accidents that severely injured or killed numerous people in the last few years. While the car manufacturer and tire companies pointed fingers at each other, research indicated that the majority of these deadly accidents were due to improperly inflated tires. Why leave your car open to a shorter life let alone risk your own because you do not have time for car maintenance?
There are multiple reliability benefits to using a service like Ownersite. It provides the necessary functionality to quickly receive preventative maintenance reminders for more than 90 service items. User-friendly reporting tools make it easy to check on what services have been performed and when as well as help you get to know your vehicle better - how it works and the components that make it function properly. This makes it difficult to find an excuse not to take care of your vehicle and ensure its reliability.
For example, Ownersite offers fuel usage graphs that can help gauge any possible mechanical problems. One tip that the service might provide is that large spikes in fuel consumption over a short period of time could indicate a current or future mechanical attention that needs your attention.
Ownersite Technologies provide a cost-effective proven solution for tracking regular maintenance for your vehicle. Imagine such a beneficial service costing less than fifty cents per month for each of your family vehicles. Up to four vehicles can be included when you sign up for this economical service, providing the peace of mind and comfort that you are doing everything you can to maintain your vehicle's reliability on the road.