Preventative Maintenance Service - R&T Tire & Auto

April 20th, 2012

by: David Erickson

 

Preventative maintenance service is an investment that is a must, when it comes to keeping your vehicle(s) in good running condition. Preventative maintenance service is especially important for those who live in areas that have cold winters and hot summers. It's important, because the cold winter temperatures and the salt from the roads can cause corrosion and damage to a lot of areas on your vehicle that you wouldn't expect. Also, the cold to warm temperature changes can cause a lot of stress on your vehicle’s transmission, engine, and belts.

Preventative maintenance is a service that is a step taken beyond your regular maintenance service. The difference between preventative maintenance services and regular maintenance services is that with preventative maintenance you are checking components of your vehicle that are typically not a part of your regular service check. It is vital to add services like inspecting the brakes, air conditioning performance, air filter replacement, lube service, power steering flush, suspension, fuel filter replacement, ignition system check, and an emissions system check to a preventative maintenance schedule and repairing problem components before they fail. By adding these services to your vehicle inspection, it can prolong the life of your vehicle as well as the performance. 

Like any other service to your vehicle, it should be looked at as an investment rather than an expense. When everything on your vehicle is running, as it should be, you reach the full potential of the manufacturer’s specifications. For example, if you have a vehicle that is supposed to be good on gas and hasn't been tuned regularly, the gas mileage will decrease and will cause you to spend more money than you planned. Every car owner will agree that car parts aren’t cheap. If you don't want to spend money on something that could have been prevented, then be sure you keep up with your vehicle’s preventative maintenance service. It will save you a lot of money and headaches in the long run.

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