It would be great if our vehicles could run forever without any help from us! Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Every vehicle has maintenance and upkeep procedures that need to be performed on a regular basis to keep it running and driving in the best condition possible and avoid unnecessary auto repair.
What regular services do we offer?
Regularly changing the oil in your vehicle’s engine helps to reduce wear and tear on the engine and prolong its life. Traditional advice has been to change engine oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles. This is still accurate for some older vehicles, although now, some vehicle manufacturers suggest every 6 months or 5,000 to 10,000 miles. This number varies based on your vehicle make, engine and oil types, and regular driving habits. Call us for a free consultation about your vehicle’s specific oil change requirements!
The tires on your vehicle each wear down differently depending on which corner of the vehicle they are on. Tires should be rotated (moved to a different wheel) every 6 months or 5000 to 8000 miles to ensure that tire tread wear is even. Even tire wear improves your vehicle’s handling and driving performance and can save you money by preventing early tire replacements. In addition, some tire manufacturers also require regular tire rotations to keep their warranties from being voided.
There are several fluids that are very important in keeping your vehicle running properly and driving safely. These include antifreeze/coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. If you’re somewhat comfortable under the hood of your car, you may be able to check these fluids yourself. However, if you’d rather have an expert look things over and top off anything that is low, we’re more than happy to help!
Other regular maintenance
Other items to be cleaned, checked, or replaced regularly include your air filter, fuel filter, brake pads and rotors, and windshield wipers, to name several. It’s always better to invest in a little maintenance now and avoid being surprised by expensive repair bills that could have been avoided. If you have any concerns about your vehicle’s performance or safety, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule a checkup!