Taking care of your vehicle with basic maintenance can make all the difference when it comes to how much you spend on repairs over time and how long your vehicle lasts. Having your car serviced regularly at a trustworthy auto repair shop is a time and money saver. Here are some of the basic vehicle maintenance items to have performed:
Check Engine Light - We understand that dreadful feeling of when your vehicle's check engine light turns on. It could be caused by a number of things, whether it be a major or minor repair. Our shop has dealer level diagnostic equipment to accurately diagnose the problem and get you back on the road quickly and safely.
Factory Recommended Service/Maintenance - All vehicle makes and models have a manufacturer's list of recommended services that should be completed at certain intervals throughout your vehicle's lifetime. Our experts can take care of any factory recommended service and will remind you of any upcoming service before it's due so that you can easily stay on top of your vehicle's maintenance schedule.
30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance - At your vehicle's 30/60/90k mile marks, a tune-up (or a variety of different maintenance items) are recommended. The services required will depend upon your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations as well as the needs of your vehicle.
Fluid Exchanges - Almost all of the systems in your vehicle run on fluids to keep components clean and cool. It is important to have those fluids regularly inspected. If the chamber or the fluid is dirty, we will do a fluid flush to clean the system and replace the oil fluid with new, clean fluid.
Oil and Filter Changes - Regular oil changes are one of the most important general maintenance items for your vehicle. Be sure to always have your vehicle's oil changed at the correct intervals to avoid costly engine repairs.
Inspection of Parts and Systems - It's always a good idea to have the numerous parts and systems in your vehicle inspected to ensure that everything is working well and to replace any parts as necessary, including gears, brake pads, belts, hoses, etc.
Hoses - Hoses have an important job - they transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system. With normal use of your vehicle, these hoses will eventually dry out and begin to crack. It is important to have your hoses replaced at the first sign of damage to avoid leaks.
Belts - Your vehicle has a number of vital belts that work to keep your vehicle running smoothly. The drive belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories keeps the water pump and engine fan running, keeping the engine cool. With regular use of your vehicle, belts will eventually dry out and start to crack. It is important to have your belts replaced at the first sign of a crack to avoid a snap that could cause your car to stop working.
If you need vehicle maintenance done, we invite you to bring your car to Avid Autowerx, Inc today!