Shade Tree Garage Discusses the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Morristown, NJ, June 10, 2011 --( With the cost of many items rising in the U.S., it’s important for most to find ways of saving money. To help their customers minimize on the occurrence of costly repair bills, the automotive experts at Shade Tree Garage continually educate on the importance of preventative maintenance.

“Auto repairs resulting from breakdowns are usually unexpected and unplanned expenses,” states John O’Connor, Shade Tree’s owner. “It’s not always easy to budget for these repairs, but with preventative maintenance, you can plan your expenses and extend the life of your vehicle.”

To understand its importance, it is helpful to know what preventative maintenance is meant to accomplish. Preventative maintenance is a step that is taken to keep an automobile operating efficiently and is performed before a vehicle breaks down or is in dire need of maintenance. Preventative maintenance includes such things as changing fluids and filters along with checking for signs of excessive wear and tear.

So what are the benefits of preventative maintenance? According to Dan O’Connor, Service Advisor at Shade Tree Garage, here are the top four preventative maintenance benefits:

1. Reduced Repair Costs - Over the long run, the cost of preventative maintenance is far less than the costs and inconveniences associated with break downs and expensive repair bills.
2. Improved Gas Mileage - By doing simple preventative maintenance procedures like properly inflating car tires, passing emissions tests, getting a basic tune-up and changing the fuel filter, car owners should expect to see up to a 10% increase in gas mileage.
3. Breakdowns Minimized - No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road because their car breaks down. By checking fluid levels and having oil and filter changes performed on a regular basis, the number of unexpected break downs will be reduced. It’s also important to remember to perform maintenance on brakes, transmissions, power steering, air filters, radiators, belts, etc.
4. Increased Passenger Safety - By properly maintaining a vehicle, the incidence of dangerous mechanical failures is reduced.

A reputable automotive repair shop is the car owner’s best advocate for safety and preventative maintenance. The trusted experts at Shade Tree Garage perform a courtesy 27-Point Safety Inspection with each preventative maintenance service performed. This allows them to alert customers to maintenance issues before they become costly repair problems. They also keep a detailed record of all the work performed so owners will know when their vehicle is due for a specific type of service.

Shade Tree Garage is a trusted independent automotive repair shop located in Morristown, New Jersey. They work hard to accomplish their mission: “To give you peace of mind about the safety and reliability of your car.” They are located at 171 Washington Street, just past Mills and next to Golden Cleaners. For more information, visit their web site at

Shade Tree Garage
John O'Connor
171 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960