The Psychology Of Avoiding Important Auto Repairs

It’s an unfortunate fact that most of us are born procrastinators. We put off the things that we know we should be doing because they may not be the most enjoyable or because they may be painful, either physically in the sense of exercise or financially in the case of paying bills or avoiding that auto repair you know you need.

Meanwhile, we never quite seem to put off getting that ice cream or watching our favorite television show. It’s not often that you will hear the kinds of excuses that are associated with avoiding regular auto maintenance (“I’ll do it later”, “It’s probably not that important”) applied to playing that new video game. But, unfortunately this is how we are wired as human beings. We tend to avoid the things which cause us distress or anxiety and seek out those which cause us pleasure. Even if avoiding the necessities just makes them cause us more pain in the long run.

Although this lesson can be applied in just about every corner of our waking lives, Fort Collins Foreign Car Service wants to let it be known that you are only hurting yourself by putting off that auto repair. If it’s just a minor issue like an oil change, you’re probably okay letting it go a couple weeks past the sticker date.

But, when that ‘check engine’ light comes on, do yourself (and your car) a favor and bring it on in to Fort Collins Foreign Car Service to get checked out. Our technicians will identify the problem and quote you a fair price to repair it. You can feel free to shop around or compare our work to the competition, because we are confident that our work holds up to anyone else in the area.

So, the next time you need an auto repair, remember that Fort Collins Foreign Car Service is there to give you the honest repair advice that you need. We don’t charge for an estimate in most situations, and we’ll let you know when you need to get the work done yesterday and when you can let it slide until you get your next paycheck. Hey, we’re working people too, we know that when money is tight you tend to avoid big ticket items and that auto repair can be expensive at times. But, we just want to make sure that you don’t shoot yourself in the foot by putting off that repair and ending up with a more expensive service needed down the road.