Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Keep It Maintained, Keep It Running, Keep It Reliable — Jeff’s Auto Repair

Generally, when you purchase a vehicle, you want it for transportation–unless, of course, you’re an avid collector. Therefore, you want your car to be reliable, whether you’re driving the kids to school, heading out on your daily commute, or inching your way through traffic to a concert venue. The secret to operability and reliability, however, isn’t “a wing and a prayer.” It’s routine maintenance.

For all your preventive maintenance service and repair needs, entrust your car to the certified technicians at Jeff’s Auto Repair in Lynnwood, Washington. You’ll see why we consistently score a 100% satisfaction rating on AAA customer satisfaction surveys, and your auto will run better longer.

Preventive Maintenance: The Vitamins for Your Vehicle’s Health

Proper maintenance does for your vehicle what vitamins do for the human body. It can’t prevent everything. It won’t allow your car to run forever with no repairs. However, it will help you to avoid many problems and to keep your auto running reliably for a long time.

Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your car is change the oil regularly. Engine oil absorbs and removes some of the heat generated by friction, suspends dirt to prevent it from rubbing or damaging metal parts, and lubricates the moving parts. As oil ages (a condition caused by both time and mileage), it begins to break down. It can no longer perform and protect as well as it once did. Expired oil combined with the dirt that is no longer suspended may even lead to sludge formation. Keeping the lubricant fresh with regular oil and filter changes is critical to auto health. A lot of trouble might be avoided with a simple oil change.

Also, be sure to keep an eye on your tires. Proper air pressure promotes a safer ride and helps ensure that your tires last as long as they should. When temperatures drop, it’s particularly important to check each tire’s PSI regularly. Monitor your tread depth to be sure it isn’t less than 2/32 (at a minimum). Stick to a determined schedule for rotating and balancing, too, as this allows your tires to wear more evenly.

In addition, check and replenish fluids as needed. Important fluids include coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield wash, among others. Finally, schedule a tune-up and spark plug exchange when warranted, change old or worn belts and hoses, and keep your battery monitored.

Prevention and Repairs Made Simple

These service points may sound overwhelming, but there’s no need to worry. Instead, bring your vehicle to award-winning Jeff’s Auto Repair. We make auto care simple, assisting you with maintenance and making accurate, timely repairs if you do encounter a problem.

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