Car repair can be very expensive depending on the type of repair that needs to be performed. A growing number of people are finding out from their auto mechanic that they can avoid these high repair bills by listening to the tips that their auto mechanic gives them at the time of routine car service. Below is some of the most common tips that mechanics give their customers.
First, it is important for a vehicle owner to make sure that they are having their oil changed on time. Oil breaks down in the engine from all of the heat and extended use of old oil can lead to engine failure. This could end up being costly for the vehicle owner. If they take a little bit of time, routinely, to have their oil and oil filter changed then they can save on major repairs later.
Next, it is important to have a vehicle’s tires checked and rotated periodically. This allows the tires to wear evenly. This means that the tires will have a longer life. Also, when the tires are rotated a mechanic can usually spot trouble with the tires such as a bulging sidewall, a puncture, or even problems with the suspension, tie rods, or axles.
Lastly, it is important for a vehicle to have its coolant system flushed routinely. This is because as time goes on the coolant may have leaked out, became mixed with scale from the radiator, or could be mixing with the engine’s oil. If a customer takes their vehicle to a mechanic for car service on their coolant system then they can rest assured that a problem, such as a blown head gasket, can be taken diagnosed early on so that the engine does not fail; costing the owner a lot of money.
Need more advice from a professional auto mechanic? Consult our ASE Certified Technicians at TLC Auto Care for more information about car service intervals and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves vehicle owners in Kirkland, WA and surrounding areas.