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Don’t skimp on car repairs, it could cost you big time in long run January 12, 2009

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Jay Jennings-GM of NARPRO.com

Jay Jennings-GM of NARPRO.com

Kick off the New Year right by taking care of one of your most important investments – your car. In today’s challenging economy, consumers are looking for any way to stretch their budgets; preventative maintenance on your car is an excellent way to do just that.

“Many people ignore doing their major 30/60/90,000 mile maintenance services thinking they are too costly and expensive,” said Jay Jennings, General Manager of the Neighborhood Auto Repair Professional Network. “Changing your oil and rotating tires is important every 3-5,000 miles for sure, but car owners should be aware of doing their major services which happen at 30,000 mile intervals. These 30,000 mile interval services can include flushing and replacing your transmission and radiator fluids plus checking other major car components such as the braking and charging systems, making sure every major key component of your car is not going to break down and not costing you more money in the long run.. The old days of looking at a hose and changing it when it looked like it needed changing are over. New technologies are making things last longer but also harder to visually inspect, making it even more important to follow the maintenance guidelines and replace them before they break.”

Jennings stated that the difference between replacing a worn engine timing belt before it is broken can be around $500 versus the engine damage it will cause if it breaks of $1,500 or more.

NARPRO is a local network consisting of 27 highly recommended auto repair shops throughout the valley. Each location is independently owned, full-service and has passed 26 rigorous tests for certifications, customer service, performance and management. In 2008 NARPRO was selected as the “Best Way to Find a Good Mechanic” according to Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley edition.

Not only does utilizing a NARPRO recommended repair shop assure that consumers receive affordable and dependable services; using an approved shop will not compromise or void any manufacturers new car warranties plus NARPRO shops will make sure they are up-to-date on all automotive recall programs. NARPRO shops utilize a national automobile database which evaluates and tracks common problems that occur for all makes and models of cars, giving real world documentation which means better service.

Jay Jennings adds “By using national databases we can view a broad history of car repair averages throughout the United States and inform car owners of potential problems; this gives consumers an additional edge for keeping repair costs down.”

For the month of January, contact your local NARPRO auto-repair shop for your major 30,000 thousand mile interval maintenance service (30/60/90/120/150/180) and receive 10% off the normal price. This is an addition to the 10% discount all NARPRO VIP card holders already receive. Go to http://www.NARPRO.com to sign up for the free VIP card and to locate a shop near your work or home.

For more information on NARPRO services or to find a reputable, honest mechanic where you work or live visit http://www.NARPRO.com or call (602) 257-0033.

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