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Reinvest your tax return into your vehicle

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ALL ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE - Karen JohnstonMaintaining your present vehicle may be the key to long-term financial happiness. Spending a portion of your tax refund on repairs or maintenance for your vehicle can help to protect your second-largest investment.

According to USA Today, the average age of a vehicle on U.S. roads was 11.5 years in 2015. The average number of miles that a consumer puts on a vehicle each year is approximately 15,000 miles. This means that the majority of these vehicles have close to 172,500 miles on them.

A vehicle that is properly maintained is safer, more dependable, more fuel- efficient, pollutes less and is more valuable. The ideal stage of vehicle ownership is to have a vehicle that is still in great shape, is paid off and needs only modest repairs and/or routine maintenance.

Simple services can be very important to extend the longevity and reliability of a vehicle. Keep all of your fluids clean (oil, coolant, power steering, brake, transfer case fluid, differential and transmission fluids) by having them serviced regularly.

Have regular, complete inspections with periodic replacement of ignition parts, including spark plugs and plug wires; regular brake service; replace air and fuel filters so that they stay clean; and make sure tires are properly inflated and regularly rotated.

Enjoy your tax refund, but invest it in something that pays you back!

See your trusted repair facility and set up a maintenance plan for your vehicle to keep it safe, reliable and to ensure it retains its value.

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