Keeping your vehicle in top condition requires regular replacement of a handful of essential components. Make sure to keep up with recommended preventative maintenance schedules as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. If you bring your car or truck in for an oil change every 5,000 miles, you will be able to get these items replaced at the same time.
The oil needs to be replaced more often than anything else in a vehicle, so take advantage of each oil change as an opportunity to keep tabs on the other items that may be coming due for replacement soon. Replacement intervals can vary widely, but a good mechanic can give you a reasonable estimate of how soon each item will need replacement.
If you have an old battery in your vehicle, make sure to get it tested soon. Especially now in the cold of winter, a dead battery can leave you stranded, and this is one of the most common problems that result in late-night calls to tow trucks. A weak battery does not always show warning signs. Then, one day, you put your key in the ignition and…nothing.
Cabin Air Filter
Having a dirty cabin filter can degrade air quality inside your vehicle, even though you may not notice it immediately.
The spark plugs play a key role in the operation of your engine. Worn out spark plugs can interfere with timing and lower the fuel economy of your vehicle.
The “penny test” is an easy way to gauge how much tread you have left on your tires. Don’t let this go—when tires start wearing down to the end, they lose their grip on the road and make your vehicle less safe. Also, be sure to get your tires rotated regularly to even out wear and maximize their life.
Brake pads need to be changed when they become worn. Failure to perform needed brake service can create a safety hazard, and it can also result in a more expensive repair bill.
If you want to be sure that all components in your vehicle continue to operate in top condition month after month, bring it in for service at one of our three convenient Triangle locations. We will keep track of your major systems. Our preventative maintenance service includes a detailed inspection by one of our technicians, so we will be sure to let you know when any part of your vehicle needs to be replaced. Give us a call today to schedule your next oil change.