Oftentimes part of being an adult is keeping up with things like your home and the vehicles that you own. Everyone knows that being consistent and staying up to date with your car maintenance is a vital component of being a responsible car owner. Some people dread taking their car into the shop because it can cause a change in their day to day routine and schedule.
But what if instead of thinking about taking your car to the mechanic to get tuned as a chore, you started to look at it as what it really means? An opportunity to splurge on either time rest or luxury.
Making the most of the time that your car is being tuned can be a lot of fun and full of adventure. You can keep it simple and close to home by scheduling a staycation for yourself or catching up on some home improvement projects around the house.
Or for a little more adventure you can splurge on a dream rental car or vacation. No matter what you choose to do, making the most of the time your car is being tuned no longer has to be something you dread, but something you look forward to instead.
Splurge On A Luxury Rental
How often do you truly splurge on yourself? Probably not enough. Take the time that your car is being tuned to really splurge on a rental car. Think about all those cars you see on the road that you dream of driving. If you drive a sedan and have always wanted to drive a convertible or SUV, now is the time to test one out.
Or if you always imagined yourself driving along a winding road with windblown hair and the top down, splurge on renting the convertible of your dreams. Renting a luxury car lets you chase your dreams without the responsibility and high cost of maintaining a higher-end car.
There are even ways for you to get deals on luxury car rentals so that you don’t feel too guilty for splurging. After all, a rental is a short term opportunity to chase a dream. A small splurge on a luxury rental car will bring a lot of adventure and excitement with it.
Enjoy A Staycation
What if instead of scrambling to find a ride or different mode of transportation while your car is in the shop you instead took the time off work to stay at home and rest and relax. Doesn’t that sound like a dream come true? Use the time that your car is being serviced to enjoy some quality time at home.
Staycations can be just as eventful and relaxing as going out of town. There are a lot of reasons why you should take a staycation, including saving money since you are likely spending a decent amount getting your car repaired.
There are likely a lot of local activities and areas you haven’t explored even in your hometown, thanks to that pesky thing called a job. A staycation allows you to experience your town with fresh eyes and on a budget. And a bonus is that you won’t have the hassle of packing!
Take A Trip
Who doesn’t love exploring somewhere new and taking some much needed time off from work? Most of the time when you travel you don’t take your car with you anyway, so why not use the time your car is in the shop to take a trip to somewhere you have always dreamed of visiting?
While your car is becoming its best self by being tuned, you can too while traveling and enjoying a break from your day to day responsibilities. After all, you’re still being responsible for keeping your car maintained. Take this time to plan a trip that has always been on your bucket list.
Or if you want to be more fiscally responsible, plan a shorter trip that can still be filled with adventure and new sights. Even if you are concerned about time off from work or having to spend money on both your car and a big vacation, there are plenty of options out there for budget-friendly long weekends while your car is in the shop.
Catch Up On A Project At Home
If you are the type of person that has a hard time being still but still wants to find some way to use the time wisely while your car is in the shop, set a goal for completing a home project that you have put on hold in the past. Maybe you have a room that needs painting or gardening that needs to be done.
You are likely already going to be at home waiting for the mechanic to call you when the car is done, so why not make the most of the time while you wait? If you have a lot of projects waiting for you around the house, start small with some simple yet effective and affordable ways to update your home.
Now you will not only have tackled something on your to-do list and have a fresher home, but you will also have a reliable car once you get it back from the shop. Sounds like a win-win for being a responsible adult while also feeling productive.
A Much Needed Break
Taking your car to the shop can benefit both you and the car. Using the time away from your vehicle for a splurge, getting some additional rest, or some quality time catching up on life is the way to go.
Multitasking is a helpful life skill, and now you can multitask during the time your vehicle is in the shop for maintenance. You truly can make the most of the time your car is in the shop and you have options on how to do so. So the next time you have to take your car to the shop you won’t dread the delay because you will have also scheduled something fun and exciting to do as well.