What is Factory Auto Maintenance?
A car needs routine visits to the mechanic in order to stay in great condition, just like you visit the doctor or take your pet to the vet. Modern automobiles are complex machines with many intricate components that need to be cared for to ensure you don't end up stuck on the side of the highway. The transmission, cooling system, engine, exhaust and so forth all require regular maintenance at scheduled mileage intervals to make sure they do not fail. It is up to you to maintain your car by providing it with the scheduled auto maintenance it requires. Here are a few of the most common forms of auto maintenance.
While every 3,000 miles used to be the norm to change the oil in most cars and trucks, the interval at which you actually need to change your oil can actually range between 3,000 to 10,000 miles depending on the automaker's recommendations. However many techs think changing it every 5,000 miles will help ensure a longer vehicle life. Changing the oil allows decreases the risk of metal on metal grinding, removes internal engine gunk and helps regulate engine temperature.
The engine, brakes, transmission, power steering, differential and cooling systems all use specialty types of fluids to properly operate. Over the years these fluids will break down and collect impurities that hinders their ability to conduct system operations. The fluid needs to be drained and refilled, and any accompanying filters should also be replaced. This keeps the fluid free of any dirt or debris and keeps your car running, shifting and stopping great. Talk to your mechanic about how often your car needs fluid flushes.
When a vehicle leaves the factory it already has dates with the auto shop for full service maintenance, usually at intervals of 30,000 miles. A mechanic will look over the whole vehicle to ensure there are no leaks and that everything is operating as it should, this includes the electronics, sensors, safety features and much more. These services are usually covered by factory warranties, but that doesn't mean they need to be completed at the dealership.
Never delay in performing the auto maintenance that your car needs, as it is vital for its long term health. For professional auto maintenance in Kingman head to Aaction Automotive Center. We offer complete auto maintenance and repair for all makes and models. To learn more about our services or to schedule dealer alternative auto service in Kingman reach out to us at (928) 212-3510 today.
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