We see all kinds of cars and one thing that we’ve learned here at Rick Stroud Auto Repair and Maintenance through the years of vehicle maintenance is that if you invest the time and money into buying a vehicle you also should know that regular maintenance will extend the life of your auto significantly. Which means that your auto will be there for you when you need it. It also means that when it comes time to sell it you will find that you can get more for it than other auto owners who didn’t take care of the car or truck.

I’m reminded by that by this article I read this morning:

(NAPSI)—When it comes to taking care of your car, keeping to a regular maintenance schedule can be like putting money in the bank.

That’s because regular maintenance is an investment of sorts. This is particularly evident when an owner sells a car. Used cars with a documented history of regular service are usually worth more, to both the buyer and the seller.

That’s why, in addition to getting the maintenance done, keeping records of that work is also essential.

Fortunately, a growing number of repair facilities are now reporting maintenance information to Carfax. Having this documentation appear in the vehicle’s history can help sellers demonstrate that they have kept to the recommended maintenance schedule.

A Carfax Report can include the location of the facility that did the work and the kind of work performed on the vehicle.

To learn more, visit www.carfax.com.