In the classic Warner Brothers cartoon “Porky’s Bear Facts” the industrious pig is faced with the dilemma of sharing his bounty with the lazy bear that lives next door, or let him suffer the consequences of spending his days holding down the rocking chair on his porch instead of filling his larder. This twist on the Aesop fable of the ant and the grasshopper is an excellent example of how you will eventually have to pay the piper when it comes to deferred work.
When it comes to our cars, there’s a lot of maintenance work that some of us might like to put off. Changing the brake fluid? Oh man! Rotate those tires? But it’s so hot out! Of course, just like the Lazy Bear, putting off these kinds of tasks can lead to dire – and potentially expensive – situations down the road. I’m sure that you, like me, are pretty religious about your auto maintenance schedule, but is there that one task that you just put off for as long as you can? What about cars in general? What do you think is the most often ignored maintenance task?