The cost of driving continues to go up, with higher gas prices and rising prices for both new and quality used cars. Whether you drive an old beater or a brand new sports car, you have a vested interest in making your vehicle last as long as possible.
The number one thing you can do to extend the useful life of your vehicle is perform the recommended preventative maintenance. Your owner’s manual contains a wealth of information on preventative maintenance, along with the recommended intervals for each type of service. At Next Auto Care, we can perform all the preventative maintenance services you need, so check your owner’s manual and stop by.
Your engine oil protects the vital moving parts inside the engine, but over time, dirt, moisture and other debris reduce its ability to lubricate those parts. Changing the oil regularly preserves the vital lubrication inside your engine, protecting your vehicle and making a costly breakdown less likely.
When the technician changes your oil, your filter will be changed as well. Like the oil itself, the filter accumulates dirt and debris, and like the oil, it must be changed at the recommended intervals. For most vehicles, the recommended oil change interval is 3,000 to 5,000 miles, but check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations.
Fuel Injection Cleaning
The fuel injectors in your vehicle can get clogged and dirty over time, and regular cleaning can help them last longer. Repairing a fuel injected engine can be difficult and expensive, but regular cleaning can preserve their function and save you a lot of money.
Your vehicle contains lots of fluids, and each one has a vital job to do. From the oil in your engine to the fluid in your transmission and braking system, these liquids are important for the normal functioning of your vehicle.
Changing these fluids regularly can preserve their function by removing the dirt and impurities that accumulate over time. Your owner’s manual should include recommendations for fluid change intervals, so be sure to consult it – then give Next Auto Care a call.
Belts and Hoses
The failure of a single belt or hose could leave you stranded by the side of the road, but replacing them on a timely basis can help you avoid that dangerous situation. You should have your mechanic check the belts and hoses every time you come in for service, and the experts at Next Auto Care will be happy to help.
From checking the belts and hoses to providing expert replacement, we have you covered. We have a fully stocked parts department, and we service virtually every make and model – from American-made pickup trucks to Asian SUVs to European sedans and sports cars.
Rotating your tires can extend their tread life and keep you safer on the road. Your owner’s manual includes information on recommended tire rotation intervals, along with information about the recommended rotation pattern.
If you want your vehicle to last as long as possible, you need to treat it right. If you care for your vehicle, it will return the favor, and Next Auto Care can help you with all your preventative maintenance needs.
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