In the world of auto repair, "preventative maintenance" is a very common and important term that covers a variety of standard automotive services. Some of the most popular examples would include:
• Oil Changes
• Transmission Services
• Brake Services
• Fluid Changes & Flushes
• Emissions Testing
• Computer Diagnostics
• Tire Rotations
• Wheel Alignment
• Air Filter Replacement
• Fuel System Service
• Chassis Lubrication
• Engine Oil Conditioner
• Multi-Point Vehicle Inspections
How Often Are These Services Needed?
These are just some of the most common preventative maintenance services that your car needs. Some of these procedures (such as oil changes and tire rotations) are required every few thousand miles while others aren't needed quite as often. A good mechanic will keep you on a proper maintenance schedule so that all of these services are performed as needed.
Finding a Shop You Can Trust
That is why it's a good idea to find an auto shop that you trust for all your automotive work. If you jump around from shop to shop, you won't get the consistency you need. You may also find that different mechanics may be working from different service histories and recommended maintenance schedules, so you run the risk of having certain procedures overlooked or redone more often than they need to be.
Be Consistent with Your Maintenance Program
Whoever handles your vehicle's ongoing maintenance (and this can include yourself if you know what you are doing), it's important to stay on a consistent preventative maintenance plan. It is called "preventative" because it is so vital to the overall health, performance and longevity of your car. If you ignore these services, your vehicle is more likely to experience major internal damage that can be very costly to repair. For example, spending a little money every few months to have your oil and oil filter changed can help prevent major engine problems. Engines are not cheap to repair or replace, so this is one preventative maintenance service that should never be ignored!
Preventative Maintenance Programs at Simard Automotive
If you live in the Fairbanks area, experience the ultimate in preventative maintenance with the Arctic Maintenance Schedule and Million Mile Warranty programs offered by Simard Automotive. These are preventative maintenance packages designed specifically to help you get the most out of your vehicle for as long as you own it. We track everything carefully, so you can always stay on schedule with your service appointments and never miss maintenance procedures that need to be performed.
To learn more about the Arctic Maintenance Schedule and Million Mile Warranty programs, call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Avenue Location) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Road Location). Or, you can conveniently schedule your next service appointment online.