Just because many motorists may decide against having their cars serviced on a regular basis doesn’t mean that they are oblivious to the benefits that arise from a regular servicing. You will find that there are a growing number of motorists who are more than aware of the benefits that arise from having their car looked at by the experts but there are often elements which get in the way of caring for their car in the way that they would hope to. Many people don’t have the time and anyone that is reliant on their vehicle may find that they are unable to spare the time for their car to be looked at by experts. There is also the cost.
In the modern era, running a car is expensive and a lot of motorists don’t have spare funds to afford to pay for their vehicle to be serviced on a regular basis. While a lot of car owners know that paying to have their car serviced on a regular basis is of benefit and can help save money in the long run, if you don’t have the money at the moment, there isn’t a lot you can do about it. When many people are juggling their funds around in the present day to get through their monthly bills and expenditures, it can be difficult to convince people to pay now in order to save money at a later date.
Pay later options will help many motorists to care for their car
However, there is a converse to this and there are some motorists who are interested in an option that allows them to take action now but pay at a later date. While this may just push a payment further down the line for a couple of months, knowing that a payment is coming in a few months, as opposed to being demanded in the present day, will enable motorists to budget for the work. This is something that many garages are looking to introduce and a new scheme has been brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Dipstix, a site that aims to assists car owners in looking after their cars. Garages that are registered with the scheme can offer their customers a 60 day interest-free credit service. This is available on bills from £250 to £5,000 which means that motorists can have unexpected problems looked at while also caring for their car in a more effective manner.
David Cederholm is the Managing Director of Dipstix, and he said; “Many garages told us customers often react very negatively, even when they recommend that dangerous faults are fixed. So, all too often, this work doesn’t get done – or drivers go for the cheapest option – with lack of affordability usually given as the justification.”
Anything which provides motorists with a greater degree of flexibility when it comes to finances has to be seen as a good thing.