As a car owner, if there was only one thing you could do for your car to keep it in good condition, it would be to conduct regular preventive car maintenance. Car maintenance basics like oil changes, tire pressure checks, scheduled inspections, etc. are like regular doctor checkups. They help keep your car healthy and help catch anything serious before it turns into a huge and awfully costly problem.
We all know that car ownership is costly. However, by wanting to save money now and ignoring car maintenance schedules, you run the potential of wasting a lot more money in the future.
Regular preventive car maintenance has endless benefits — it helps keep your car in a good condition, and helps you save significant time and money on future repairs. A properly maintained car is more reliable, safer, lasts longer, and eliminates the possibility of leaving you stranded on the road and ending up with exorbitant towing and repair fees. Your car will be worth more at trade-in or sale, and you will have an intact warranty.
Step 1: Read Your Owner’s Manual
While this may sound like common sense, not everyone knows not to operate a new piece of technology or home appliance without referencing the manual first.
Your car owner’s manual contains important information about your regular maintenance schedule so that you will never find yourself falling for old car myths or something that your dad told you about cars 20 years ago.
Step 2: Follow Your Manufacturer’s Instructions
By following your manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining your car, you’ll know things like whether you’re filling up your vehicle with the right gas, or whether you’re using the right oil. This minimizes your risk of voiding your warranty or causing damage that may eventually cost more to fix.
One caveat is that most manufacturers only provide maintenance guidelines for the first 100,000 miles. This leaves you with no clear instructions for maintenance beyond this mileage.
Step 3: Get Expert Help
If your vehicle has more than 100,000 of mileage, it is best for you to have it thoroughly inspected by a professional automotive mechanic, like Stanek’s diagnostic experts, who can recommend the necessary services and repairs your car may need.
We have a range of fully certified and insured mechanics who are experts in the different car makes and models, including yours, and are well equipped to perform complete diagnostic car inspections. We also help you save time on your regular car maintenance by sending a mechanic to you and conducting the full 100-point inspection at your home or workplace.
Our high mileage inspection is designed to get right to the heart of potential problems. A fully certified and insured mechanic will come to you at your home or workplace and conduct a full 100-point inspection.
You will receive a full diagnostic inspection report on your vehicle, and the recommended services it may need, and our mechanic will alert you to potential problem areas that you may want to attend to immediately in order to increase your vehicle’s trouble-free miles.
After this, you will receive a new quote for the recommended services your car needs, based on the inspection report. You have the option of whether you want to accept the quote to let our mechanic service your car.