Auto maintenance services are the recommended examinations and tests of your car’s systems. Looking at items like the engine, brakes, oil change, and tires are all part of auto maintenance services. In addition, parts and fluids need to be inspected and replaced if necessary. These services are necessary to ensure your car is safe, reliable, drivable and comfortable.
Preventative auto maintenance services are crucial to protecting your car from major engine or system damage. More importantly, regular auto maintenance keeps you safe on the road.
Each make and model of automobile will have a different service schedule. This schedule is recommended by the car’s manufacturer, and can vary from car to car. In addition, the service schedule should also be based upon your particular driving habits. Other variables, such as driving conditions and driver behavior, should be always considered.
Car manufacturers recommend an auto maintenance service schedule based on many things that can impact a vehicle. The number of trips and the distance traveled, trips per day, extreme hot or cold climate, heavy stop-and-go vs. long-distance cruising and towing a trailer or other heavy loads are all examples of things that affect your auto’s maintenance needs.
At Eurasian Auto Repair, we understand that skipping regularly scheduled auto maintenance service can lead to future problems with your car’s safety and performance. Our experienced service advisers can recommend a schedule specific to your car’s service recommendations from the manufacturer and your personal driving habits. These recommended services can often save you thousands of dollars in costly and preventable car repairs, but much more importantly, will keep you safe while on the road.
To learn more about the service schedule for your vehicle submit the service schedule request form at the bottom of the linked blog post.
COMMON AUTO MAINTENANCE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Change Engine Coolant
- Change Transmission Fluid and Filter
- Change Engine Oil and Replace Oil Filter
- Inspect and Change Cabin Air Filter
- Inspect and Rotate Tires
- Inspect Engine Cooling System and Hoses
- Inspect Brake Pads, Shoes, Rotors, Drums, Brake Line, Hoses, and Parking Brake
- Replace Brake Fluid
- Inspect Exhaust System
- Replace Engine Air Filter
- Replace Fuel Filter
- Replace Spark Plugs
- Inspect Rear Differential Fluid
- Service Inspection
- Inspect/Replace Power Steering Fluid
- Inspect Accessory Drive Belt Condition
- Transfer Case Flush/Fluid Exchange
OIL CHANGE SERVICE:
One of the most common maintenance items is the oil change service. For cars that use conventional oil, it is recommended to have the oil changed about every 3,000 miles. If your car uses synthetic oil then it is recommended to have the oil changed every 6,000 miles. It is important to keep up with your oil changes. If oil changes are not performed at or very near the recommended intervals you run the risk of your oil turning into sludge. The sludge can cause driveability issues with the vehicle as well as major engine damage.
When you bring your car into one of our auto repair shops in San Antonio, TX for an oil change service we not only change the oil in your car we complete an entire 48-point inspection. The inspection includes visually inspecting brakes, tires, suspension, other fluids and more. All services performed at Eurasian Auto Repair including oil changes service and 48-point inspections are performed by an ASE certified technician.
Another common maintenance service is your car’s brakes. Your car will typically require brake pad and rotor replacements about every 25,000 to 30,000 miles. However, you should keep in mind that depending on your driving habits and conditions you may need a brake service sooner than the typical mileage interval. Signs that your brakes need to be replaced or there is another issue with your braking system include but are not limited to noises when braking, pulling, grabbing, and vibration.
Some dealers will tell you that you have to get the recommended auto service items done at their shop to keep your warranty in force. Furthermore, they may tell you that you have to follow their supplemental service list. Not true! Just keep records and receipts, should any questions arise over a warranty claim. However, what is true is that doing no maintenance — oil changes and filters at recommended intervals — can void a warranty.
You can trust Eurasian Auto Repair with your auto’s maintenance service needs. We have been keeping cars well-maintained and customers happy at both of our San Pedro Ave and North Interstate 35 auto repair shops since 1988. Our team of ASE certified auto technicians are experts in doing maintenance services on any make or model car. If you have questions about your auto’s recommended service schedule or have any concerns about your vehicle, we can answer any questions you have and give honest advice on anything from oil changes to major engine overhauls. Come by and visit our state-of-the-art facility at 15327 San Pedro near Brook Hollow and talk to our friendly and experienced service advisers. You’ll be glad you did!