Important Preventative Maintenance

Important Preventative Maintenance

One of the best ways to show some love to your car is to participate in regular preventative maintenance. Regular maintenance services and inspections are just like going to the doctor for a check-up. These regular check-ups with your doctor help you stay healthy and catch any problems before they get too serious. The same goes for your vehicle!

We can help you keep your car running smoothly and alert you to any potential problems before they become major repairs.

Common preventative maintenance services include:

  • Checking Fluids: There are a variety of fluids that your car needs in order to run properly. If your car’s fluids are dirty or running low this can cause problems for your vehicle. Such as having low coolant levels can lead to your vehicle overheating leading to major damage and repairs. However, keeping an eye on all your vehicle’s fluids can help prevent the need for some major repairs. Checking your fluids can also help you discover a leak if the same fluid is running low consistently after being refilled to the proper level.
  • Fluid Flushes: Once you have reached certain mileages it is important to perform the appropriate fluid flushes. Driving your car with old dirty fluids can lead to drivability errors and expensive repairs. Common fluids that need to be flushed include but are not limited to the transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant.
  • Replacing Air Filters: Your engine has an air filter that helps prevent dirt and debris from entering and damaging the engine. When your engine air filter becomes dirty and has not been changed out dirt and debris can start to make its way into the internal parts of your car’s engine. If debris or large amounts of dirt infiltrate the engine they can cause serious damage and result in very costly repairs.
  • Tire Maintenance: Buying new tires can be an expensive investment. That is why you want to get the most life out of the tires on your car. In order to keep them in a drivable condition, it is important to have them balanced and rotated every 10,000 miles. When you bring them in to be balanced and rotated you should also have your wheel alignment inspected. Without these important tire maintenance services, you can wear the tread on your tires rapidly and irregularly.

Without participating in your regular preventative maintenance services you can put your car at risk for serious repairs. Investing in your car’s maintenance can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the years to come. If you have any questions or need to schedule your next maintenance appointment give us a call at (210) 490-2599!

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