Performing Regular Maintenance
Don't forget the maintenance! It's the little things that count, and checking a few of these little things off your list will put you ahead of the game, and ease the pain in your wallet. Most maintenance checks only take a minute, and most maintenance tasks can be tackled in an afternoon. Don't maintain your car and you'll pay the price down the road.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE :
Everything you wanted to know about your MANUFACTURER SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE but were afraid to ask.
True: Advances in automotive technology have resulted in cars that are better built and longer lasting, but no matter what the dealer's commercial may promise, they are not maintenance-free and parts do wear down. To assure peak performance and to assure that you get years of trouble-free driving, your manufacturer has developed a recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle, which is outlined in your owner's manual.
When should my car have Scheduled Maintenance?
There are two types of maintenance services - minor and major. Minor services are generally performed at 7,500, 15,000, 45, 000 and 75,000 miles while major services are performed at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 mile intervals.
What is the "minor service"?
While it varies by make and model, minor services generally include:
- changing the oil and oil filter.
- lubricating the chassis if it has not been factory sealed.
- an inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes and emissions.
- Some manufacturers recommend tire rotation as a part of a minor service.
What is the "major service"?
While it varies by make and model, major services generally include:
- all minor services.
- the replacement of various filters, fluids, and spark plugs.
- timing belt replacement at the manufacturer’s recommended replacement interval.
- other specified major services relate to the fuel delivery, emissions, and ignition systems.
Will your service validate my warranty?
Scheduled maintenance service must be completed in order to keep your warranty valid, and Kwik Kar Lube &Tune is authorized to perform most of the services recommended by each manufacturer.
As with all services you receive at Kwik Kar Lube & Tune , the parts we install will meet or exceed manufacturer’s standards, and all used parts will be returned to you upon request.
Kwik Kar Lube & Tune strongly advises that you have maintenance services performed based on the manufacturer’s suggested schedule. Additional services may also be recommended based on our inspection of the vehicle and industry standards.
The best way to keep your car running as smoothly and purring as softly as the day you bought it, even up to 200,000 miles and more, is to go see your Kwik Kar Lube & Tune for regularly scheduled maintenance. From belts to batteries, brake jobs to Tire Rotation , exhaust to air conditioning, suspension systems to filters, regular visits to Kwik Kar Lube & Tune technicians who are trained, tested and top of the line will help prevent costly repairs to your car, van, light truck
So there’s no reason to wait for a rattle, rattle, thunder or a boom, boom, boom. Just get on a regularly scheduled maintenance program for 30,000, 60,000, 90,000, and even 200,000, check ups. It will pay off down the road.
And keep you on the road a lot longer.