From the price of gas to the cost of new tires, driving is not getting any cheaper. The price of even a late model used car is well into four figures, and a reliable new car is even more expensive.
That means it is more important than ever to take good care of the car you already have. From the oldest beater to the newest and shiniest sports car, every vehicle deserves the right preventative maintenance.
The Power of Prevention
Preventative maintenance is the number one thing you can do to make your car last longer. From oil changes and tire rotations to coolant and transmission flushes, this extra care can extend the useful life of your vehicle and reduce your overall cost of ownership.
At Kurth’s Auto Repair, we can perform all the preventative maintenance services your vehicle needs, so you stay on schedule and your car stays on the road longer. Just top by, give us a call or check out our services online for more information.
The oil flowing through your engine provides an important function, protecting the delicate components inside. When the oil is new, it performs this function perfectly, but over time, dirt, sludge and other debris reduce the lubricating properties of the oil.
That is why it is so important to have your oil changed at the recommended intervals. When you bring your vehicle to us, our technician will change not only the oil but the filter as well, restoring the lubricating properties you need to protect your engine. This can extend the life of your vehicle while reducing your cost of driving.
Fuel Injector Cleaning
Fuel injected vehicles are more efficient and get better mileage, but those fuel injectors need regular care. Over time, the fuel injectors inside your engine can become clogged with dirt and debris, reducing their efficiency, lowering your mileage and even shortening the lifespan of your vehicle.
That is why it is so important to have your fuel injectors cleaned on a regular basis. This routine cleaning is the best way to keep your fuel injectors, and your engine, running at peak efficiency.
The vehicle you drive contains many different fluids, each with its own special function. From the fluid coursing through your transmission to the oil running through the engine to the brake fluid protecting your brake lines, every fluid in your vehicle is important.
Changing these fluids at the recommended intervals is essential, and those fluid changes should be part of your routine maintenance. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended fluid change intervals – or ask us to keep you and your vehicle on schedule.
Belts and Hoses
The belts and hoses under the hood have an important job to do, but they do not last forever. Having even a single belt of hose fail can be expensive, not to mention inconvenient. You should ask your technician to check the belts and hoses at every servicer, and any worn or damaged components should be replaced right away.
We can check your belts and hoses when you come in, so you can drive away with peace of mind. If your belts or hoses need replaced, we have a fully stocked parts department, so you can get back on the road quickly.
Rotating the tires is the number one thing you can do to extend their life and reduce your cost over time. Even a basic set of tires is no small investment, and you want to protect it with regular tire rotation.
Check your owner’s manual for the recommended tire rotation schedule, then give us a call or stop by. We will keep you on schedule, so you can get more life out of your tires.