ROUTINE MAINTENANCE & INSPECTION
OOwning a vehicle is important to most people, especially when needing to get to work or across town. While those of us who own or lease vehicles are aware of their everyday necessity, we tend to overlook the ways to keep them running. Because of lease agreements and warranties most people are contractually obligated to only have licensed professionals work on their vehicles.
The benefit to this is that professionals can tell you exactly what type of maintenance you need on your vehicle.
There are a number of types of maintenance services that can be performed on a vehicle. Before committing to any procedure make sure you know exactly what you are getting into and what is going to be done as well as why it needs to be done. After an initial consultation with the person or company providing the service you will likely notice that the service usually revolves around a few areas.
Engine - The engine is the most common area of a vehicle that needs maintenance. We all know the engine powers our vehicle and contains numerous parts and complex assemblies. The majority of these parts just need to be tightened, cleaned, or regards to fluid containers (such as oil or window washer fluid) refilled. While this seems like a no brainer many people ignore that their engine is a machine that works all the time and needs to be kept in an acceptable condition or it will eventually break down and a broken down vehicle is never convenient.
Electrical - Another common area of maintenance for a vehicle is the interior and electronic systems. Modern cars essentially have small computers in them. The systems monitor and regulate many aspects of the vehicle such as your fluid levels, engine condition, heat levels, and even your radio sound system. A failure in the electronic area can cascade into larger problems such as improper articulation of your vehicles status (such as telling you there isn't an engine problem when there is). This is why maintenance for the electronic systems in your car is a must.
Undercarriage - The last area that requires maintenance is the underside of the car, commonly called the undercarriage. This area is dependent on the engine where it transfers the energy to the road. This area contains your axles, tires, and everything in-between. Maintenance on this area is crucial because if it is not in optimal condition sudden failure can occur, potentially causing an accident. Seek a professional today and have your entire vehicle looked at and make sure everything is working great; it could save you tons of money and even your life!
For more information about car maintenance in Scottsdale, call us at (480) 998-1605.