Vehicle maintenance is key to any vehicles longevity. Keeping up with routine oil changes, filter changes, and brake inspections, are just a few of the many items that need routine inspection and service. If you don't know the proper service intervals for your vehicle, check the manufacture service book in the glove box. Keeping up with all the services required for your vehicle will increase the life of your vehicle.
TUNE-UPS & BRAKES
Tune-ups are an important part of servicing your vehicle. The routine tune-up includes changing spark plugs, serpentine belt, spark plug wires or coil packs, cleaning of the MAF sensor, fuel treatment and throttle body cleaning.
Brakes are one of the most important factors to stop your vehicle. Inspection of your brake pads and rotors are crucial to the safety of you and your vehicle. Inspection of the brakes let you know how much life is left of the pads, so you can make sure your pads aren't grinding the rotors. Metal to Metal grinding is the sign of no brake pad left, which can result in a dangerous braking situation.
Servicing your vehicle includes changing your oil and filter every 3,000-5,000 miles, checking and changing your air filter and also greasing any and all front suspension components. But don't forget to check and top off all of your vehicles fluids and to have your vehicle's tires rotated every 5,000- 10,000 thousand miles.
TIRES & SUSPENSION
Tires are your first line of defense. Tires are crucial to making sure your vehicle stops in any weather. Inspecting your tires regularly for uneven wear, punctures, and bubbling of the inner or outer sidewall. Also measuring the tread depth to give you an accurate reading of how much life your tire has left. Regular tire rotations increases the life of your tires.
Suspension is important, the suspension cushions the blows of potholes and rough roads to soften the ride for the passengers inside. Your suspension also controls the alignment of the vehicle, if any of the parts are worn it can cause your wheel not to be straight and also cause unnecessary wear to your tires. Also a worn suspension can cause a bumpy rough ride for you and the passengers.