Car Maintenance

The Best Way To Keep Your Vehicle Running Well For Years

Car Maintenance | D&R Autoworks

Car maintenance is nothing like it used to be. In the past, many parts needed to be changed and adjustments needed to be made on a yearly basis. Nowadays we put two to three times the mileage on a vehicle every year and do a lot less parts replacements and adjustments as years past. We also get more than double the mileage on vehicles from years ago.

Purchasing a vehicle is typically the second most expensive purchase (next to your house) a person will make, so why not maintain it and make it last?

Manufacturer’s Recommendations

Every vehicle manufacturer has different guidelines for car maintenance and different recommendations as to when and what needs to be serviced. We know that to get the longest life out of your vehicle regular maintenance is a must.

Car maintenance starts with simply following the recommendations of both your vehicle manufacturer and the manufacturers who make the product for them.

The fluids in your vehicle not only lubricate, they also have detergents and enhancers to keep the internals clean and free of corrosion. Over time and mileage, fluids breakdown and lose their ability to not only lubricate internal parts but to also keep them clean which can cause failure. Simple routine car maintenance will avoid these costly breakdowns.

Besides fluids, tires need to be rotated, filters need to be replaced, and other parts wear out. That’s why we recommend a comprehensive inspection with every oil change service and a thorough inspection with every mileage or time-based maintenance interval or at least once a year.

Preventative Maintenance

Your car’s manufacturer has suggested a schedule of recommended preventative car maintenance services, which will help prolong the life of your vehicle. At D&R Autoworks we can provide the services that will maintain your vehicle warranty

We believe in preventative maintenance and what we can do for the care of your car.

Why It’s Important to Check

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Professional auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well–today and down the road–is routine car maintenance.

Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto maintenance basics. A recent survey by the Car Care Council found:

  • 38 percent of cars had low or dirty engine oil
  • 54 percent had low tire pressure
  • 28 percent had inadequate cooling protection
  • 19 percent needed new belts
  • 16 percent had dirty air filters
  • 10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid

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