The Importance of Preventative Car Maintenance

A well-maintained, operating car is important to everyone. Whether you have a brand-new car or one that’s got over 100,000 miles, keeping up with maintenance will ensure your vehicle is working well.

Your car gets you to and from work, drives the kids to school and activities, runs errands and takes you on vacation. Even just one day without it can send you in to a tailspin. To avoid breakdowns and overnight trips to the shop, preventative maintenance is essential.

Conducting regular car maintenance can keep your vehicle safe, running efficiently, and provide you some peace of mind knowing it’s running smoothly and keeping you and your precious cargo safe. Regular service checkups will minimize the risk of significant repairs, breakdowns and accidents.

Here’s a list of preventative maintenance checks that should be performed regularly on your vehicle.

Don’t skip scheduled service. This includes replacing parts like spark plugs, wires and timing belts.
Replace the air filter. This is your car’s lungs. Replacing them can improve a car’s fuel economy and acceleration.
Get an oil change.  This is one of the simplest car maintenance services you can do to keep your vehicle in good running condition. Not maintaining it could void your warranty too.
Check the cooling system. This is also a good time to have a system flush. Getting the pump, hoses, fluids and belts checked is also part of proper cooling-system maintenance.

Life can get busy, but imagine the inconvenience you’ll face if your car breaks down. Avoid this with preventative maintenance from Discount Muffler, Brake and Automotive auto repair in Crystal Lake, IL. To schedule an appointment for a tune-up, contact any of our locations:
Carpentersville- (847) 428-8000
Crystal Lake- (815) 356-7109
Palatine- (847) 991-3660