Preventive Maintenance Doesn’t Cost-It Pays
So why is it so hard to remember to follow regular preventive maintenance on our vehicles? Probably a couple of reasons. One is that automotive maintenance items just don’t seem that urgent. All our neighbors can see our dead lawn, but no one knows how dirty our transmission fluid is. It’s easy to put off. The other reason is that we’re just not as familiar with automotive maintenance, so it’s a bit intimidating.
From a practical standpoint, you don’t need to memorize your vehicle owner’s manuals. You can let your Northwest Auto & Tire advisor remind you of the guidelines established by the vehicle manufacturer. We have checklists of what the manufacturer recommends and can find potential problems when he inspects your vehicle. You really can rely on Northwest Auto & Tire professionals to help you make good automotive decisions.
For drivers who want to be more proactive with their vehicle care, here are some simple ways for you to remember what has a maintenance interval.
First: Fluids. If it’s liquid, it’s got a replacement schedule. Oil, transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, differential fluid, etc.
Then think tires. They need air, rotation, balancing and alignment. And while you’re thinking tires, don’t forget brakes and shock absorbers.
And what makes your vehicle go? Air and fuel. Air filter replacement, fuel filters and fuel system cleaning. Of course there are more items, but if car owners remember to take their vehicle in to Northwest Auto & Tire for these things, their service advisor will help them with the rest.
And if you don’t follow recommended service intervals? You get lousy fuel economy, your vehicle doesn’t run as well, your safety is compromised and you’ll spend more money in the long run.
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