Car repairs can be expensive, there’s no doubt about that, and they’re often needed just when we’re least ready to pay for them. It’s the old Murphy’s Law – if there’s something that can go wrong, it will, and at the least opportune moment. You know, when the car is loaded up with the kids and suitcases and you’re heading out on vacation!
Plan Ahead to Avoid Expensive Auto Repairs
Other than having a roadside assistance program to help out when your car decides to call it quits in the middle of nowhere, how can you plan ahead to be able to handle vehicle repairs as the need arises, with as little stress as possible?
Ideally, you have a line item in your monthly budget for car repairs. Putting a little (or a lot, depending on the age and condition of your vehicle) away each month to save for the day when it’s actually needed. This is a great plan and can usually cover vehicle maintenance items; oil changes, new tires, or other regular maintenance that is not an emergency. But what do you do when something unexpected goes wrong? You need your car right away, and you don’t have time to save up to pay for the repair?
Auto Repair Financing Options
When the needed repairs are too much for your savings or monthly budget, we offer two other ways that you can pay for them, getting you back on the road and leaving your cash intact.
- Synchrony Car Care Credit Card
With this consumer credit card, you can finance the cost of major repairs and spread payments out over several months. The card company even offers specials from time to time; you could have low or no interest for promotional periods such as 6 months. The program is easy to apply for and can be done right from our website.
- Snap! Financing
This is a great program for people who have no, little, or bad credit, making it a snap to pay for expensive car repairs without a stellar credit history. Applicants can be approved for up to $3,000 and payments are spread out over 12 months. As with the Synchrony Car Care credit card, you can apply for Snap! directly from our website.
Keep your car on the road
The bottom line is, we know that car repairs can be inconvenient and expensive. That’s why we work together with you to help you get the best repair possible without breaking your finances. Give us a call today to see how we can help you keep your car going, now and for many days to come.