Today's Best Experience blog we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals. Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups, regular physical exams and how about the laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills?
Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals? Well, you'd get more cavities, may not discover health conditions that could be more effectively treated with early detection, and you'd have to wear dirty clothes, be embarrassed by your brown lawn and have your utilities shut off.
Clearly, there are some things in life that we have to take care of regularly. If we don't, there are negative consequences. Our quality of life, here in Cartersville, takes a hit and it inevitably costs more money.
So why is it so hard to remember to follow regular preventive maintenance on our vehicles? One is that automotive maintenance items just don't seem that urgent. All of our Cartersville neighbors can see our well maintained lawn, but no one knows how dirty our transmission fluid is. It's really easy to put off without thought. Another reason is that we may not be as familiar with automotive maintenance, so it's a bit intimidating.
From a practical standpoint, people here in Cartersville don't need to memorize their vehicle owner's manuals. You can let your Best Auto Repair Experience service advisor remind you of the guidelines established by your vehicle manufacturer. The advisor has checklists of what the manufacturer recommends and can find potential problems when they inspect your vehicle. You really can rely on the Best Auto Repair Experience professionals to help you in making great automotive decisions.
For drivers who want to be more proactive with their vehicle care, here are some simple ways for you to remember what has a maintenance interval.
First: Service fluids timely. If it's liquid, it's got a replacement schedule. Oil, transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, differential fluid, etc.
Second: Think tires. They need air, rotation, balancing and alignment. While you're thinking tires, don't forget brakes and shock absorbers.
Third: How does your vehicle go? Air and fuel. The air and fuel filter will need to be serviced routinely and the fuel system does require routine cleaning.
Of course, there are many more services to consider. Speak with one of our Best Auto Repair Experience service advisors with any questions. We are here to help.
What if you don't follow recommended service intervals? Well... You will get lousy fuel economy, your vehicle doesn't run as well as it should, your safety gets compromised and you can spend more money in the long run. So it seems to be the same as everything else. Bring your vehicle in to Best Auto Repair Experience for these services and our advisors will help with the rest. We are here to help keep your vehicle running properly.
That's reason enough for us to follow recommended service intervals.