Vehicle Maintenance Starts with You
The primary concern in auto maintenance is…you. As the vehicle owner, you are the only one who can assure that your vehicle receives proper maintenance. Your vehicle's owner's manual outlines a schedule of recommended service and maintenance. Of course the safety of you and your passengers is of upmost importance but prevenatative maintenance also protects your investment and can help you avoid more costly repairs.
Will Rogers said,” Strangers are just friends we haven’t met.” Here at K.O. Automotive, we treat you as our friend, and we want all our friends to be safe in their vehicles.
Key Systems that Need Maintenance
Tire pressure and tire rotation are extremely important. It is best to know how your tires are doing, as the tire pressure, loss of tread, punctures or cuts, and uneven wear can all lead to a blow out. If your vehicle has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), then that system also needs to be checked on a regular basis to make sure it is operating well.
Imagine cruising down the 5 Freeway and suddenly your transmission locks up, your car overheats, or your brake light comes on. The chances of this scenario occurring can be reduced by having fluid levels checked. An experienced technician will not only look at the level, but also the color or other indicators that something else might not be right.
Oil changes ensure that clean oil is lubricating parts in your engine. Oil can breakdown and become less effective due to temperature. It can also accumulate dirt, water and other items that can cause corrosion. If oil is dirty and old, it may mean that it can’t prevent parts from rubbing together and wearing down.
Vehicle Maintenance Ends with You
A growing trend is that people are spending more and more time in their vehicles for the purpose of commuting. This means more and more frequent stops and starts and wear and tear on the engine and the engine oil. If you drive at high speeds, often carry a load, or have an older engine, we might recommend more frequent service or additional inspections.
In the end, your car’s care is in your hands. Will you care enough to place its maintenance in the hands of a technician that will suggest only what is needed and have your safety in mind?