Modern cars and their components are built to such high standards that they can run for years without causing any problems. This probably explains why so many car owners do not bother to regular maintenance on their car. However, this can be a costly mistake.
There are many benefits to having your car serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Regular servicing will save money in the long run. For example, your car may develop a leak that lets the transmission fluid slowly escape. If that is not detected in time, instead of having to pay for repair of the leak, you will end up having to pay for a whole new transmission.
Regular maintenance improves your car's safety. Brake fluid can leak, and if the fluid level drops too low, the brakes will fail. This is clearly a very dangerous situation. The chances of this happening are greatly reduced if the car is checked regularly.
Having a breakdown can be both dangerous and a nuisance, and can cost you a lot of money. If your car suddenly stops in the outside lane on the freeway, there is a very high chance of being hit hard from behind. A breakdown may cause you to miss an important appointment. If your insurance does not cover towing, you will have to pay a lot to get your car to a garage. Failing to have your car serviced greatly increases the likelihood of a breakdown.
When it comes to selling your car, you will get much more for it if it has been serviced throughout its life. You will also find it easier to sell. As you can see, it makes financial sense to look after your car as best you can.