It seems that some drivers don’t know how to keep their vehicle in good operating condition. Or, it’s possible that some just don’t have the money in their budget to pay for seemingly unnecessary items. However, even though keeping up with preventative vehicle maintenance is an expense, the potential cost to repair damage to your vehicle’s engine, transmission, or suspension systems (just to name a few) due to lack of maintenance is much greater. Extending the time between the recommended service intervals really doesn’t save you money.
Are you wondering about the maintenance your car needs? Here are the most common items that you should have inspected, repaired, or replaced on a regular basis:
- Change the oil and filter
- Tire service–rotation, alignment, balancing, air pressure (including the spare and jack)
- Car battery
- Fluids for the radiator, transmission, power steering, brakes, windshield washer, etc.
- Replace air filter
- Windshield wipers
- Lights (exterior and interior)
- Air conditioner and heater
By keeping up with preventative vehicle maintenance, your mechanic can let you know what is starting to wear out, what needs replacing right away, and what’s looking great. You can drive with peace of mind, knowing that your car is in good running condition and is safe to drive.
If you need to know more about the maintenance your car needs, contact our ASE Certified technicians at Dependable Car Care for more information about preventative vehicle maintenance intervals and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Ventura, CA, and the surrounding area.