Ask the Automotive Maintenance Repair Expert – Jamie Senior
CHOOSING PRICE OVER QUALITY
The old saying, “Pay twice as much and buy half as many” is true for a lot of things. For instance, a high-quality pair of shoes will last longer and look better than cheap knock-offs. Sometimes the extra money just buys more enjoyment – think steak vs. hamburger.
The Price vs. Quality quandary carries into how you care for your car.
Here are some examples:
- Tires: Top-tier tires will last longer and perform
better than bottom-tier tires.
- Replacement auto parts: Quality car parts will meet
or exceed your vehicle manufacturer’s
specifications. Bargain parts may not last as long
or perform up to the standards engineered into
- Fuel: Top-tier gasoline contains more detergents
than the minimum required by law. This helps keep
your fuel system clean and running efficiently.
When it comes to car care, go with the best quality you can afford. Your NAPA AUTOPRO technician can help you build a plan for keeping your overall cost of vehicle operation low, while at the same time preserving performance and safety.