Preventative Vehicle Maintenance in Athens, ON
Just as you need to take care of your body, you need to take care of your car. Preventative maintenance is a major part of keeping your car in good shape and extending its lifespan.
Just like with your personal health, preventative vehicle maintenance can catch small problems before they become big, expensive, problems.
If you’re looking for an automotive preventative maintenance in or near the Athens, Ontario area, Brockville Oil and Tires can help. We offer a range of different preventative maintenance services for your car. This article discusses and explains what some of those maintenance services are.
Why is auto preventative maintenance important?
Preventative maintenance, or preventive maintenance, minimizes the chances of your vehicle needing major costly and inconvenient repairs in the future. These services also check your vehicle is operating at maximum efficiency, allowing you to enjoy the best drive your vehicle can offer.
Preventative maintenance can also make you feel better as a driver as it provides you with peace of mind. If it’s been a long time since your last auto check-up, or if you’ve noticed some worrying symptoms in your vehicle, driving can be a worrying and uneasy experience. With preventative maintenance at Brockville Oil and Tires, you can relax knowing that any developing issues with your vehicle have been nipped in the bud, and that your car is in good shape.
A big part of preventative maintenance is inspection.
The key to regular car preventative maintenance services is inspection. For example, fluid checks are very important. Oil, coolant, and transmission fluid levels all must be checked regularly because car problems often show up in these fluids before they do anywhere else. Also, these fluids are critical to the well-being of your vehicle.
If any of these fluid levels are low, they should be topped up. Furthermore, your engine’s air filter should be inspected regularly along with your tires- both the air pressure and tread wear. Finally, our technicians will check all your vehicle’s lights, including your headlights, brake lights, and turn signals.
What other components should preventative maintenance consider?
Not every part of your vehicle needs to be inspected as regularly as the above components, but many should still be checked regularly. Your car battery is a good example of this. Your battery’s performance should be inspected to minimize the chances of it dying on you out of nowhere. No one wants to be heading out somewhere or going to work and realize their car battery is dead!
Other important parts that require a preventative maintenance approach are your vehicle’s shocks, struts, spark plugs, and serpentine belts.
Other useful measures that our technicians may recommend include coolant fluid exchanges and replacing windshield wipers.
In our 4-season climate, putting on winter tires or all-weather tires to get you through the difficult Ontario winters is a wise option, but don’t forget to have your tires serviced- balancing and tire rotation are other important preventative maintenance services. Most manufacturers recommend rotating your tires every 10,000–12,000 kilometres.
Contact Brockville Oil and Tires for preventative maintenance for your vehicle in Athens
Brockville Oil and Tires can provide the preventative maintenance your car needs. We offer preventative maintenance for SUVs, trucks, and all passenger cars.
To learn more about regular maintenance schedules and preventive services, or any of our other available services and products, please contact us via our website or call 613-342-3000