Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Buying a car is fun, exciting, and a big responsibility, all in one. With cars come much freedom and independence as well as a healthy dose of hassle. You must carry liability insurance coverage, keep up with tags and registration, and the high cost of gas. Plus, you are expected to have routine maintenance performed at regular intervals, along with factory-recommended maintenance.

Every factory has a list of specific guidelines for recommended maintenance and when it should be performed. Oil changes are recommended every 3,000 miles, or once every three months, along with having your filter replaced. At 30,000 miles, it is highly suggested that you go for an engine air filter change, along with getting your tires rotated to prevent too much wear and tear on their tread.

There are three good reasons to keep up with factory-recommended maintenance. One is that it can help improve your mileage. This is especially true for oil changes and tire rotations, as both are equally helpful in maintaining good gas mileage while extending the life of your vehicle. Plus, these types of normal routine maintenance tasks are good for helping you avoid expensive repairs. Getting your oil changed and keeping all fluids topped off can keep your motor running and free of debris in the long run. Plus, they can help keep all your engine parts lubricated so they can function better.

Routine maintenance tasks can extend the lifespan of a vehicle and its parts. Radiator and transmission flushes both add to the health and safety of your driving. Getting a transmission flush will allow for a much smoother drive without interruptions in speed while getting a complete flush of your radiator helps moderate the engine's temperature during driving. Plus, it can prevent your engine from freezing up during the winter months while sitting idle. And getting your brake pads and rotors checked and replaced as needed is always a good idea, along with changing your brake fluid.

Any time you are unsure of what needs to be done, your mechanic is an excellent resource. They can advise you on the type of service you need. Just bring your vehicle to our shop today!

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