I learned to drive at 18, but I didn’t drive my own car till I was 20. Learning how to drive was a breeze, taking into consideration that I was practice-driving on a manual/stick-shift car. That didn’t deter me, although, I was kind of nervous at first, I was focused because I was determined to be able to drive my own car in due time.
A brand new Toyota Corolla was my first ever car. As a newbie car owner, I was ecstatic to say the least. I patiently read the car’s manual and eventually got myself familiar with the car’s parts. Opening the hood every weekend to get myself acquainted with all the parts was a must for me. I eventually knew all the basics of car maintenance.
Knowing fully well that I was driving a brand new car, I didn’t want to have my car serviced by just any mechanic around the block. At that time, it would have been great if I had access to an online portal such as the one that lists reliable and excellent Chicago auto repair shops and mechanics, but there was none where I used to live. Hence, the over-eager car owner like me, had no choice but bring the car for service and take the astronomical fees at the nearby service right at the dealership.
Needless to say, that when my car started to show some decline and aging and the water pump needed replacement, I was no longer as car-crazy as I was. That time, I tried to shop around and through recommendation from my family I sought the service of a reliable and knowledgeable mechanic.
Owning a car is like taking on a commitment. If you want to get the best service out of your car, you have to be able to commit to take care of that vehicle and keep it in tip-top shape. After all, even that brand new shiny car will one day deteriorate, and if it is taken cared for properly from the start, you’ll definitely reap the rewards and save yourself from the headaches that an un-cared for car gives.