How Can I Save Money on My Car Service Bill?

March 21st, 2015 by

Service Bill

Your car is your lifeline: it gets you to work, it helps you take your kids to school, and it makes picking up the groceries that much easier. So when it’s time for a tune-up, we know it can be tempting to skip it. A service visit doesn’t have to be painful; here’s a few ways to save on your bottom line:

Seasonal specials

At various times of the year, your service department offers different kinds of specials, from a Spring Cleaning lube, oil and filter package to a Festive Winter tune-up that can include tire rotation and a multi-point inspection. When you call to book your appointment, be sure to ask what specials are running for your car, SUV or truck and take advantage of them!

Online discounts

Before you book your service appointment, go to the company website and see if there are any discounts that are only available online. For example, when you schedule your service appointment through the website at Mills Motors Buick GMC, you can redeem a $10 credit that is applied to your bill.

Deals for seniors

Ask if your dealership offers special pricing for seniors. This may be one time when you want to look older than you are! Can you pass for 65 if you come in without your hair and make-up done? You might want to try, because our “vintage customers” can save 10% when they book service appointments at a specially designated day and time.

Regular maintenance now saves big repairs later

Pretend you’re at the dentist. You’d rather get a small cavity filled now and avoid a painful root canal later, right? It’s the same idea with your vehicle. By staying on top of your regular check-ups and minor service maintenance, your car or truck will stay in great shape for much longer and you can avoid more costly repair later that comes from letting proper care and maintenance slide.

GM employees

Did you know that your GM employee badge can get you a deal on certain aspects of your vehicle’s maintenance? Be sure to bring the proper identification with you to benefit from this special pricing.

Pick your parts

Your authorized GM dealer offers several warranty-approved lines of parts at different price points to suit your needs. Ask your Service Advisor or Parts Specialist about which one works best for you.

Take advantage of complimentary perks

If your dealership offers a courtesy shuttle service, a complimentary car wash, or even free coffee and Wi-Fi, take advantage of them! (Of course you can find all these amenities at Mills Motors Buick GMC!) Not every dealer provides these extras, so enjoy these benefits while your vehicle is “at the spa.”

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