Used cars are having a moment, and it’s easy to see why. With customers feeling the burn from rising costs and high inflation, affordable vehicles are in high demand. If you’ve found yourself searching for used cars in Allentown PA, don’t forget that we can cater to their unique service needs, too.

General Maintenance Needs

All vehicles have maintenance needs that will need to be addressed periodically over the vehicle’s lifetime. Your specific maintenance schedule will differ based on the type of car you have, its age, and more. But in general, these are some of the most common routine services you will need to have performed on your vehicle:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire service and rotation
  • Wiper and filter replacements
  • Brake services
  • Battery services

Service Needs: New vs. Used

While all vehicles require upkeep and maintenance to function correctly, a pre-owned car may cost more to maintain than a brand-new one. This is because, in addition to mileage-based maintenance needs, you may have more time-based service needs (such as replacement of belts and hoses) for a vehicle that has a significant amount of miles on it than a newer one.

With that said, pre-owned cars tend to be much cheaper to purchase, as well as to insure. So you’re spending on maintenance and service costs, you’re likely to save in interest.

Scott Lot Service Center

At Scott Lot, we offer an in-house Pennsylvania service center to accommodate all your service and maintenance needs. Our experienced technicians are knowledgeable about all types of pre-owned vehicles and are highly trained at our cutting-edge service center. If your used car is overdue for a maintenance visit, contact us today to schedule an appointment.