Service is extremely important for your vehicle because it helps to keep your Chevy running at optimum performance and power. There are some services that only need to be taken care of when something goes wrong, such as dent repair, muffler replacement, or engine rebuilding.Typically these need to be taken care of because of an accident, corroded metal, or a rod through the block. However, there are multiple services that require regular maintenance. Regular maintenance service options include oil changes, tire rotations, and windshield wiper replacements.
Vann York Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer regular maintenance on GM models as well as other automotive makes. In addition, we want you to know why these maintenances need to be taken care of often.
Oil Changes-When the oil is not changed regularly it begins to build sludge and debris, which will make the engine work harder to operate. This strain on your engine can lead to a lot of problems.
Also, when oil runs out, it causes the metal parts in your engine to rub together. When those metal parts rub together they cause friction. That friction will lead to the metal heating and forming together, which will cause the engine to seize. Fixing a seized engine will cost a lot of money or might even cause the car to be rendered "totaled."
Now, opinions vary on how often you should have your oil changed, but a lot of professionals believe you can go past the recommended 3,000 miles all the way up to 5,000 miles. Just make sure to check your owner's manual for suggested mileage and the dipstick occasionally to make sure it isn't too low or a dark brown color. Both of those signal that new oil is needed.
Tire Rotations-the tire tread on your car is extremely important. It helps to balance out your handling and helps to prevent from skidding. When the tread wears down too much, then it can cause the vehicle to drive incorrectly or even pop the tires without a lot of force. That is what tire rotations help to prevent.
During a tire rotation, the tires on your car, truck, or SUV are moved to different areas on the vehicle in order to help them wear evenly. This can lead to the tire lasting longer, and in turn saving you money in the long run. Have your tires rotated every time you get a new oil change, or about every 5,000 miles.
Windshield Wiper Replacement-windshield wipers go through a beating when working for your car. They have to handle rain, hail, sleet, ice, leaves, dirt, debris, and all kinds of other elements of weather and pollution even. This causes them to wear out. That is why it is important to have them changed every other season, such as when it changes from summer to fall and when winter changes to spring.
When you have worn out wipers, they can lead to your windshield not getting cleaned and having a corrupt view of the road. As we all know, having a blocked view can lead to an accident that could harm your car, you, or someone else.
Now that you know why vehicles need these regular maintenances, make sure to check how long it has been since your last oil change, tire rotation, or wiper replacement. If you are in need of one of these services then contact us to schedule an appointment.