Don't Skip Scheduled Auto Maintenance

 

Don't Skip Scheduled Auto MaintenanceTaking care of your car is much less difficult than taking care of, say, a puppy. While you may need to take the dog out several times a day, a car only needs services every few months, at the most, under normal driving conditions. That said, all cars and trucks do require routine maintenance to remain in optimal condition. So put out the food and water for the pup and settle in for a quick read about taking care of your driveway pet.

Why does my car need scheduled auto maintenance?

It may seem strange to have to pay for services when your car or truck seems to be running well. The thing is though, if you were to skp scheduled auto maintenance, it could put your vehicle at risk of breaking down. The costs associated with a sudden breakdown are always going to be much higher than that of completing the preventive maintenance. Not to mention repairs will be more time consuming as well. Scheduled auto maintenance includes a number of specialized services, all of which are listed in your owner's manual with the suggested mileage interval to have them completed.

What is scheduled auto maintenance?

The following are a few of the most common forms of auto maintenance that are required by most cars and trucks.

  • Oil Change - Oil changes are the most frequent type of maintenance required by modern autos. Most vehicles require this service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to ensure proper engine lubrication.
  • Fluid Flush Service - Your vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate its systems. At certain mileage points these fluids need to be drained and refilled to ensure they are free of contaminants, which is called a fluid flush. Common fluid flush services include a coolant flush and a transmission fluid flush.
  • Belts & Hoses - Many belts and hoses used by vehicles need to be replaced because of the wear and tear they suffer. If your vehicle is equipped with a timing belt be sure to replace it at the proper mileage point, or else it could snap, resulting in massive engine damage.
  • 30/60/90K Services - Many other auto maintenance services fall under 30/60/90K service, which are appointments conducted every 30,000 miles to ensure your car remains in top notch shape. During these checkups your car may undergo diagnostics, safety analysis, filter replacements and/or receive new spark plugs and so forth.

Putting off auto maintenance puts your car at risk of major damage. To schedule dealership alternative auto maintenance in Phoenix reach out to Greg Clark Automotive Specialists. We offer factory services for all makes and models, including fleet vehicles. To schedule an appointment for professional auto maintenance in Phoenix call us at (602) 353-7431 today.


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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ