Creating a Kanata Car Maintenance Budget

We do a lot of urging you on this bog to get your car into a Kanata garage for Kanata car maintenance the first signs of trouble.  Putting off many repairs ends up costing you more long term.  But no one (well, almost no one) has an unlimited supply of cash. We’d urge you to create a budget so you can handle Kanata car maintenance issues as they arise.

Some Kanata car maintenance issues are more anticipated than others that may come as a complete surprise. There are some things you can take into consideration to set a budget that will help you manage your Kanata car maintenance needs when they arise.

Look at Your Recent Past
Collect everything you spent in Kanata car maintenance the prior 12 months.  Make sure you dig it all up – if you go to the same Kanata garage for everything, they should have records of what you have spent.  If not, you can simply look at your credit card and bank statements. Kanata car maintenance costs include repairs, oil changes, tires and other necessary work, but not gas, car payments or insurance.

There WILL Be Math
Add up your total and divide by twelve (months) and you have your monthly Kanata car maintenance budget.

Be honest with yourself on a few counts…1) did you skimp on Kanata car maintenance the past twelve months? and 2) What condition is your car in now?  If your car is older you will probably need to spend more each month on Kanata car maintenance as it ages.  You also know when a major tuneup might be due and the shape of your Kanata tires. Conversely, if you have a new car – you can most likely shift your anticipated Kanata car maintenance spend down.

Put the Money ASIDE
Whatever you determine the monthly budget to be, put it aside as you would a regular payment… somewhere. Savings account, magtresss.. somewhere… but make sure you keep your Kanata car maintenance budget amount so that you are ready when the time comes to take your car into a Kanata garage… before it gets worse.

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