Why is Maintenance Important

Your vehicle has hundreds of moving parts all working together, to keep your car moving. Over time through normal driving, some of these parts simply wear out or no longer perform the way they should.

 Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle. The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle.

When performing routine engine maintenance and tune ups, cleanings, adjustments, and necessary replacements, check for the following:

Fuel Filter: A dirty fuel filter may cause unexpected engine stalling and loss of engine power.

Air Filter: A dirty air filter dirty air filter causes loss of engine power, increased fuel consumption, etc

Spark Plugs: replacement can give significant enhancement of engine performance.

Timing Belt: Timing Belt damage can cause serious engine damage, especially if it's a diesel engine. Engine Coolant: Old coolant lose its anticorrosive and other characteristics.

 




Car Care Tips

Brakes

Remember, regular brake inspections should be part of your vehicle's ongoing maintenance, helping to ensure its safety and reliability. In fact, we recommend that you have them inspected at least once a year or if you experience any of the following: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal Brake warning light that stays on Continuously squealing or grinding brakes

Transmission Fluid

Regularly check your transmission fluid level and condition.  Consult with your owner's manual for details. If the transmission fluid level is too low, there is a leak somewhere that needs to be fixed.  Change the fluid as often as it said in your owner's manual or when it becomes too dark (rather brown than red) or dirty.

Engine oil

 Checking and changing your engine oil is the single most important thing you can do you extend the life of your engine. Modern engines are smaller, fine-tuned, high performance machines with tight tolerances that break down oil’s ability to lubricate, clean, and transfer heat. Therefore it’s very important to change your vehicles oil at factory recommended intervals.

Suspension

To inspect your suspension, there are a few simple tests you can perform. Drive your car around with the window down and no radio. Listen to hear whether any sounds are coming from the wheel area when you go over bumps. If you hear a squeaking sound when your car bounces, the shock absorbers may be out of lubrication, or are worn and need to be replaced. If there are loud clunking noises, the suspension itself may need grease. If the car is vibrating, check whether or not the tires need air. If your tires are constantly flat, this can ruin a good suspension system. Once the tires are pumped, check for the vibrating again. If it is still there, the alignment of the suspension system may need to be adjusted .