Regular maintenance keeps your car running at peak efficiency. It reduces the chance of a breakdown, extends the life of your car and even helps it retain its value. All you need do is follow the recommended service schedule and heed any warning lights that come on.
Manufacturers list the service work your vehicle needs in the manual or handbook. You’ll notice though that this very general advice is based on typical driving patterns. If you drive a lot of miles, or very few, it changes the frequency at which work is needed. The same goes for driving in dusty conditions or doing a lot of towing.
At FrankLynn Automotive we tailor the service your vehicle receives to the type of use you give it. If all your driving is short journeys, we will prioritize oil changes and brake inspections. If you live out on a dirt road we’ll know your air filters need changing frequently. We also understand you may not want everything done at the same time so, we will discuss with you what’s important and what can wait. Then when you next visit we’ll check our records to see what was deferred.
Scheduled maintenance, which can be based on either miles driven or time and vehicle age, includes:
- Oil and filter changes
- Timing belt replacement
- Brake pad and shoe inspection and replacement
- Tire rotations
- Inspecting belts, hoses and universal joint rubber boots.
If you have a warning light on, and that includes the infamous “Check Engine” light, we’ll take a look and explain what it means. (We have all the latest diagnostic equipment for reading the fault codes your car’s computer puts out.)
Regular maintenance is an important part of car ownership. If you’re unsure what your vehicle needs we’ll be happy to advise you.