Don't Miss Out on Scheduled Maintenance

 

There are few things more satisfying than driving down an open road, beautiful scenery flying by outside the window and good tunes playing on the radio. If the car you're driving is high quality and provides a smooth ride, even better. When a vehicle is working perfectly, we can forget that it still requires regular maintenance and that regular maintenance can help us avoid major problems down the road. Whether it's the regular 30K, 60K or 90K maintenance you stay on top of or other minor issues arise, it's important to find a reliable auto repair shop who can help ensure your vehicle stays in working order.

Not Sure When Maintenance is Needed?

While you might remember that your car needs its factory scheduled maintenance it can be a bit harder to remember when exactly you should bring your car in. While the general rule of thumb says it's a good idea to have your car inspected and serviced every 30-thousand miles, this doesn't mean you shouldn't still double check. One of the best ways to find out when you should have your car serviced (and the best way to find out anything in general about your vehicle) is by checking the owner's manual that came with the car. If you are unable to locate the manual, don't fret too much. You can simply call a nearby auto repair shop who will be able to let you know when you should schedule your next maintenance appointment.

What About Other Times?

You might find yourself only scheduled maintenance appointments every 30K miles. While this method can work if nothing else seems to be going on with your vehicle, it's just as important to bring your car in for inspection should you notice any odd or new things going on. For example, if you start to smell new smells or hear new sounds it could be a sign of something going wrong. Don't hesitate to get in touch with a trusted auto repair shop. In addition, should your check engine light illuminate this is a good indicator that you are need of some kind of inspection. While it might be something as simple as a computer glitch, it might also be a warning sign that something bigger is afoot. Bringing the car in for an inspection will put your mind and ease and let you know if there's anything wrong internally.

When your car is driving exactly as you'd want and is taking you exactly where you want to go, it's easy to forget that it still requires regular scheduled maintenance. If you have a domestic vehicle find a domestic repair shop who can help keep your car running as smoothly as possible. If you are in need of scheduled maintenance in Fitchburg give us a call at Tom's Automotive at (978) 331-1257 right away! Don't leave your car's health up to chance -- make sure a team of trusted technicians give the car regular attention so they can maintain the health of the car for you.


Tom's Automotive Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ