Your Preventative Maintenance Checklist
It doesn’t matter if you drive a diesel truck, a European car, or an import model SUV, preventative maintenance is key to keeping your vehicle running smoothly for years and years to come. But there is more to preventative maintenance than getting an oil change every 30,000 miles. At Techway Automotive, we want to build lifelong relationships with our customers and that starts with offering superior customer service and preventative maintenance that meets all your needs.
This one is obvious. Your engine needs clean oil to keep it clean, cool, and lubricated. When your oil gets old it adds to the grime in your engine, increases friction, and can lead to overheating. By keeping up with your oil change schedule, you are allowing your engine to perform at its top potential.
Rotating your tires gives your tires the best chance to wear evenly across the vehicle by sharing the load. When your tires wear unevenly you will end up purchasing one or an entire set long before you planned to. Regular tire rotations also give your technician the chance to inspect the tires for any potentially dangerous damage or wear.
There are a few filters in your vehicle that you should always remember in terms of maintenance. If they are clogged or dirty, they will greatly decrease your car’s performance. Your engine air filter keeps your engine free of debris and should be changed between 15,000 and 45,000 miles, but inspected regularly. Your cabin air filter blocks external pollutants from entering the inside of your vehicle and should typically be replaced every 15,000 miles. Your oil filter keeps contaminants in your oil from reaching the engine and needs to be changed when you change your oil.
Belts & Hoses
Your serpentine and timing belts wear down over time as do your vehicle’s hoses. Anytime you have your vehicle serviced, you should have your belts and hoses checked for accelerated wear and replaced if necessary in order to prevent damage that could have been avoided.
Preventative Maintenance & Money
Preventative maintenance doesn’t just maintain the integrity of your vehicle, it will actually save you a ton of money on expensive automotive repairs in the long run. Anytime your technician has the chance to inspect your car and spot potential issues, it is a good thing. Especially when your technician is an expert like the ones at Techway Automotive.
When it comes to automotive maintenance and repair in Dothan there isn’t an auto repair shop that can be the quality of service you will receive at Techway Automotive. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.