There are thousands of car repair shops that are willing to take in your car. A lot of these shops offer various automotive services and service specials for your car. But the question is, do they all offer the services that your car needs in one complete shop?
There are a couple of things that a car owner must remember when trying to maintain a car and one of the most important things is to be consistent and keep good records. Some parts of your car need maintenance every month, some every three months, and some annually. Some services are more dependent upon certain mile markers, and they need maintenance every 3000 miles or every 30,000 miles or every 60,000 miles. One example of a car care service that needs attention every 3,000 miles is the oil change, which is also called a Full Service Oil and Lube, and Tune Ups are recommended every 12,000 miles.
Full Service Oil and Lube services are one of those important services that your car must have. Without this, it will result in major damage to your car’s engine and can even shorten your car’s life. Full service oil and lube services include checking your air filter (Air Filter Service), checking your wipers (Wiper Blade Replacement), replacing the oil filter and much more.
If ever your engine begins making a knocking noise, running out of oil because you have neglected to have a Full Service Oil and Lube is only one possible explanation. Another possible explanation is that you have a build up of deposits on your fuel injectors which is restricting the flow of fuel to the engine. A Fuel Injection Service will clean these deposits off your entire fuel system.
Your State Inspection Service must be performed at least once every 12 months in accord with State law. This inspection will test the function of all the major components of your car to ensure they are performing adequately and safely.
Some maintenance services, such as Brake Services, are more dependent upon symptoms than a set time frame. In the case of your brakes, you know when you hear squeaking, grinding, or your brakes feel “soft”, that it is time for service. Another example of a type of maintenance that goes more off of symptoms than set time frames or mileage markers is your Radiator Maintenance. This maintenance requires a Radiator Flush Service that provides a Cooling System Flush and Recharge to avoid damage to your engine and transmission. If your temperature gauge ever shows that your engine is running too hot, then immediately has this service performed.
Whether you are looking for maintenance services such as a Power Steering Flush, Tire Rotation and Balance, Brakes and Tune ups, or any of the other services mentioned above, you can see the advantage of finding one qualified, trustworthy and skilled car care shop that can handle ALL your maintenance requests. Not only is this a matter of convenience, but they can assist you in keeping up with your maintenance records and inform you when any services are due to be performed.