For new car owners, factory schedule maintenance is something many don’t think about. Newbies to the car world may think that all a car needs is an oil change here and there and it’s good to go. However, that can be a costly mistake. Your car breaks down in the middle of the road, and you’re not sure why. You take it to a shop, and the mechanic estimates the repairs will cost in the thousands.
All of this can be avoided if you take your car for regularly maintenance. For all vehicle makes/models, whether your car is 2015 or 1995, you need to have regular maintenance done to your vehicle to prevent something terrible from happening.
Depending on what car you have, maintenance schedules will vary. But here are a few parts your car will need maintenance.
Oil will need to be maintained and changed every few months, depending on how often you drive. Oil is normally easy to check on your own, but if you’re still confused, an expert can help.
You don’t want your wiper blades to fail whenever there’s a downpour. Always have your blades checked out every so often to prevent a potential disaster from happening.
Your turn signal may be dying, or even out, and you may not even realize it! To prevent a ticket, or even a crash, have a pro check out your beams and brake lights.
If you have a bad battery, you won’t be able to start your car, and bad batteries can happen in the most inconvenient times. You should regularly have your car battery checked every 3,000 miles.
Brakes are one of the most important parts of your car, but many forget to check them. If left unchecked, brake pads can break down, causing damage to your brakes and it could spread to other parts as well. Check your brakes as the factory schedule requires it.
A slit hose can cause damage to your engine and even make it overheat. To avoid a costly repair, have your hoses checked every so often.
Tires keep the car moving, and need regular maintenance. Your tires may be low on pressure, or may need a rotation. In order to make sure you get the most out of them, have your tires checked regularly.
Gas is costly, and the components in your car involving fuel could be causing your gas mileage to crumble. If you want the most miles per gallon, you need to have all this maintained.
Odds are, you’re not a car expert, and there are so many other parts your car needs maintaining that it’s enough to make you want to walk. Thankfully, those looking for a Burnaby mechanic should come to Bill & Walter’s. Just ask us for maintenance checks and we’ll do the rest. Car maintenance does not have to be difficult.
A car is expensive, so keep it well maintained, and it should last you for a long time.
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