Preventive Maintenance

preventative-maintenanceOwning a vehicle is a wonderful way to get around, but it also requires due diligence from the owner. When it comes to a healthy car, there are a few preventative maintenance items that you should have performed on a regular basis. If you need to attend to your car, bring it to George Automotive Services where our professionally trained mechanics can ensure that your car is healthy and running the way it should.

Oil Changes

Getting regular oil changes is one of the most important things you can do to protect your engine. Most vehicles need an oil change every 3,000 miles, but it could also depend on your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. When you bring your car to us, we’ll install a brand-new oil filter and use the correct type of oil that works with your vehicle.

Fluid and Belt Inspections

Most vehicles need a variety of different fluids in order to perform. These fluids should be clean and free of leaks. With proper preventative maintenance, you should check levels of fluid like the coolant or antifreeze, wiper fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. You should also have the timing and serpentine belt checked since these items need to be replaced approximately every 60,000 miles. If the belts are damaged, they may need to be replaced sooner.

Tires

Tires with worn out tread or low air levels can not only be dangerous but getting them repaired or replaced is expensive. If you have low tread, it’s something you need to address soon since it can pose a safety problem. Get the air level in your tires checked along with the current tread level so you can be sure that they are in good condition. You should also have the alignment checked, and get one done if the tread is beginning to wear unevenly.

Filters

The air filter in your car should be replaced regularly, and it’s usually based on mileage according to your owner’s manual. If you drive in a dusty environment or you drive in heavy traffic, it may become dirty earlier than usual. When you replace the air filter, it makes driving more comfortable and allows for healthier airflow throughout the passenger cabin.

Battery Checks

If your battery runs out of power, you could be left stranded. Check the battery terminals to make sure there is no rust or mineral buildup. If there is, cleaning them is an easy and quick fix that will ensure that your car starts up in the morning. Consider getting a battery test, where we can easily look at the battery’s power level and make any recommendations. A battery that is healthy and in good condition will return the favor by ensuring that your vehicle runs as it should.

Bring your vehicle to George Automotive Services for exceptional repair, customer service, and other vehicle services. Visit us at our Danville, PA location or give us a call at 570-275-2610 to schedule an appointment today!

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