Auto Maintenance Services
Maintaining your car is one of the most effective things you can do to save yourself money over the course of your life. It's strange that we turn off the lights when we leave the room, close the refrigerator door immediately, invest in energy-saving technology and avoid using the air until the middle of summer, but when it comes to car maintenance, we tend to neglect it. Regular scheduled car maintenance can save you a substantial amount of money. Simply getting your tires rotated on a regular basis can add thousands of miles to your tires tread. If you neglect your vehicle and a crucial component goes out, you will need to take your vehicle to a mechanic. Aposhian Garage can help you avoid these major repairs by simply maintaining your vehicle on a regular basis.
Oil and Filter Changes
The schedule for changing your oil and filter will vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, but you must maintain a regular schedule to avoid problems later down the road. If you don't change your oil regularly, your engine has to work harder to work through the grime and sludge than can build up. This lowers your overall fuel efficiency, and can eventually cause damage to crucial engine components. Aposhian Garage makes sure all of your other fluids are topped off during your oil change as well. Antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid and transmission fluid will all be checked and topped off.
Spark plugs are another item that can reduce fuel economy and cause your engine to work harder. The process of changing spark plugs isn't difficult, and they may need to be replaced every 30,000 or 100,000 miles depending on the type of plugs your car uses.
Rotating Tires and Balancing
When your tires wear unevenly, it can cause your engine to work harder and this increases fuel consumption. This is one of the most neglected regular car maintenance tasks, and it can cause you to brake slower and also decreases the smoothness of your ride. Get your tires rotated each time you get your oil changed or follow your tire manufactures recommendations. You should also have your alignment checked at least once per year. If you hit something on the road or run over a curb, that's another good time to check and make sure everything is aligned and straight. One telltale sign that you're well overdue for an alignment is if your vehicle pulls to one side. But, this can also indicate a brake issue, which is another reason to conduct regular maintenance.
Some premium vehicles have cabin air filters that need to be replaced every now and then. It's a good idea to get this filter changed along with other regular car maintenance. The more important air filter to change is your engine air filter. It's a very inexpensive item, and using a clean air filter can help your vehicle run more effectively. The engine air filter helps to keep your engine clean and humming along.
Belts, Gaskets, Seals and Hoses
Have your belts, gaskets, seals and hoses checked regularly. When these items fail, they can damage other engine components. This can leave you in a situation where you get stranded, and you might have to call Aposhian Garage to tow you to our shop.
It can be hard to determine when your battery needs to be replaced without the proper testing equipment. Just because you have a 10-year battery doesn't mean there isn't something wrong with it. Getting your battery tested before each change of season can help to identify issues with it before it dies.