Preventive Maintenance Routines may be a little boring, but when it comes to your vehicle, wouldn't you rather avoid surprises? Routine maintenance will help keep your car or truck running right. To extend the life of your vehicle, have your oil and filter changed every 3,000 miles, make sure your antifreeze is flushed and filled, your shocks and struts should be changed every 50,000 miles, and your battery and fluid levels should be checked every month. There is no better peace of mind than knowing your car or truck has been properly maintained. Certified Auto Repair centers will help prepare your vehicle for its next 100,000 miles - and beyond.
The Importance of Routine Maintenance Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well - today and down the road - is routine maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto 'basics'. A recent survey by the Car Care Council found:
38 percent of cars had low or dirty engine oil
54 percent had low tire pressure
28 percent had inadequate cooling protection
19 percent needed new belts
16 percent had dirty air filters
10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid
For your convenience, the Car Care Council developed a Service Interval Schedule to help you keep track of regular maintenance.