Basic vehicle maintenance, or a car tune up, is a simple task, but why is it important? Basic vehicle maintenance can go a long ways towards holding off a more serious mechanical issue and extend the lifespan of the car.
If you take neglecting oil levels as an example of what happens to a car when you don’t act to maintain it; oil is essential for ensuring that an engine continues to work correctly, and without it you risk breaking important components in your engine, which can cost hundreds of pounds to replace if you’re lucky, and a few hundred more to get a mechanic to repair it. Likewise with transmission fluid, of which a below than minimum amount could result in serious damage to your vehicle.
On the other side of things, neglecting to maintain suitable levels of brake fluid could mean a braking failure, likely to result in a crash, and potential serious personal harm.