Why is Maintenance So Important?
Your vehicle is a big investment and something you can rely on for years if you take care of it properly. If you don't though, it can be a source of a lot of stress and surprise costs that you didn't anticipate. In order to prevent this, quality maintenance needs to be performed on your vehicle, as outlined by your car maker and manuals.
What kinds of Maintenance is there?
There are two kinds of maintenance, regular and preventative.
Regular Maintenance is a critical action, and it insures the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of your vehicle. An oil change at the correct mileage would be a good example of regular maintenance.
Preventative maintenance is when a part or parts are replaced to avoid major damage or for safety reasons; examples being replacing your brake pads when worn, or replacing the timing belt. It "prevents" more expense, by not allowing catastrophic part failures to occur.
When should I perform maintenance to my vehicle?
Great question! The actual schedule for your vehicle's maintenance varies depending on many different factors. These include: the year, make, and model of the vehicle, the number of trips the vehicle makes, distance travels, conditions driving in, towing a trailer, and many other factors.
Car makers provide recommendations for the "ideal" service schedule and that is a great place to start. Our experienced service advisers can also recommend adjusting your scheduled service intervals based off of the conditions you are driving in and the habits of the owner. We become a true partner in helping to increase your vehicles reliability, safety, and longevity.