Why Maintenance Matters

How To Extend The Life Of Your Vehicle

Vehicle maintenance in San Antonio is essential regardless of the vehicle type. For one thing, preventive measures such as regular checkups save a lot of money on auto repair. They also keep drivers, passengers, and others on the road safe.

Auto Repair Gets Expensive

Auto repair expenses can get costly. Something that would have been minor and inexpensive to fix may turn into a prohibitive engine problem costing thousands of dollars in just a few weeks or months. Regular maintenance is more affordable and lets you keep an eye on potential issues such as fluid leaks and engine wear and tear.

Keep Driving Your Vehicle Longer

You have invested money into your vehicle, and maintenance enables you to drive your car for longer. The vehicle stays in good shape past the time you pay off any auto loans. If you ever resell the vehicle, you get more profit.

Everyone Stays Safe

A lack of vehicle maintenance may lead to dangerous situations. For example, your transmission could stall while you are driving down the highway. The sudden slowing down puts you and your passengers at risk, along with folks in the vehicles around you. Alternatively, the car could break down, forcing you to pull over on the shoulder. That in itself is bad enough, but what if it occurs when you're driving at night in an isolated spot in bad weather?

Follow These Maintenance Tips

We suggest these steps for maintenance:

  • Get your car checked out before a road trip.
  • Check your tire's air pressure every few times when you get gas.
  • Have your tires rotated regularly.
  • Get oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
  • Replace your windshield wipers right away when their performance slows down.
  • Schedule regular tune-ups.

Generally, you should bring your car in for maintenance every 12,000 miles if it has a non-electronic ignition. If the ignition is electronic, you might be able to bring the car in every 25,000 miles or even every 100,000 miles. At Carlisle Air Automotive with north and south San Antonio locations, we offer quality vehicle maintenance for all makes and models. We also do electronic diagnostics, air conditioning repair, brake repair, tire rotations, and oil changes. Get in touch via this online contact form.

Written by Carlisle Air Automotive