Regular maintenance helps your engine run at it’s peak potential, and when done correctly, produces a smooth and comfortable ride. But maintenance items are more than just recommended, they’re the necessary inspection and replacement of faulty/failing auto parts to avoid engine failure and costly repairs.
Have your air filter and oil filter inspected and replaced if needed when you have your oil changed, which you should also do on the recommended schedule. Don’t ignore the sticker on your windshield!
Fluid Checks: Having your oil, coolant, and transmission fluid regularly inspected to avoid running your systems dry will keep you from causing the engine to overheat and causing damage or even engine failure.
Brakes: The brakes on your vehicle will usually need to be replaced 30,000-50,000 miles or every 2-4 years, depending on the quality of brakes your vehicle has installed. Dirty brake pads can cause squeaking and worn pads can warp rotors over time, which is why it’s so important to regularly inspect and service your brakes.
Spark plugs can affect performance and vehicle start-up, and misfires can be dangerous to your vehicle. Replacing spark plugs that have become worn over time will restore lost performance. It’s a quick process for most vehicles and can often be scheduled for same-day service.
Annually or every 12,000-15,000 miles is a good rule of thumb for having your vehicle inspected for maintenance. Always follow your vehicle owner manual’s recommended service intervals for best results.