Your vehicle is probably one of the most expensive things that you own. It gets you back and forth to work and provides a way for family members to get where they need to be, such as school or doctor’s appointments. Regular vehicle maintenance should never be neglected as it’s easier and less expensive to keep your car maintenance up-to-date instead of letting it go and repairing issues that could occur.
You may be asking what are some of the car maintenance issues to check out? The fluids in the car are easy to check. All you have to do is pull a dipstick from the proper area, examine the level of the fluid, and replace the dipstick in the proper manner. Oil should be changed between 3,000 and 5,000 miles depending on the kind of oil used. A transmission service is usually recommended every 50,000 miles. This is an area of the vehicle that you don’t want to neglect as a major transmission repair can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. Make sure there aren’t any airflow restrictions in the air filter (which should be inspected at each oil change). Check the spark plugs to make sure they aren’t burned, which can lead to a decrease in gas mileage and horsepower.
Simple things can mean the difference between spending a lot of money or putting out a few small payments for getting your car inspected and serviced. Following the vehicle maintenance schedule will make your car happy, increase performance, and make it run stronger for many more miles down the road.
Do you have questions about the recommended vehicle maintenance schedule? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Dependable Car Care today for more information about our car maintenance services and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Ventura, CA, and surrounding area.