Regular automobile care will save you time and money.
When it comes to running a smooth business, one of our number one rules we tell customers is to always keep up with vehicle maintenance. This will keep your vehicle running in tip top shape for many years to come and save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
Regular maintenance on your vehicles will keep them in operating condition. Don’t wait for the belts, brakes, or tires to wear out. This could cause your work fleet van/truck to be out of commission for a week or more, disrupting your business. Our mechanics have a few easy tips to keep your vehicles running smoothly.
Perform your own monthly inspection to see if there is anything that may look out of the ordinary. Check all fluid levels, check engine lights, and listen for any strange sounds your car is making. It could be as simple as one of your tires wearing faster than the others. Checking for these minor signs can help catch a problem before it leaves you stranded on the shoulder. It will help you identify alignment issues, leaks, or electrical problems so you can schedule a planned service.
You also want to make sure you get your oil changed regularly. There may be an electronic gauge reminding you that your oil is low but if you don’t have one, learn how to use a dipstick to check the oil’s color and level. Every car is different so be sure to check your owner’s manual on when the recommended oil change should take place. Getting your oil changed regularly typically takes less than an hour and can save your engine.
One of the most important tips we leave our customers with is to always get your tires rotated and balanced, and your alignment checked. This will keep your care driving smoothly and allow your tires to wear down evenly, maximizing their lifespan. It’s an easy fix for our mechanics to correct your alignment or balance your tires, especially if the car is putting in extra work just to stay straight. Tire maintenance is important because having to replace all four tires at once is pricey, and you can easily avoid that ensuring they wear evenly.
For additional maintenance care for your vehicle, check your manufacturer’s recommended guidelines. They typically outline services and maintenance by mileage to help you keep your car or fleet running properly. This may include things like changing your differential oil or timing belts. Be sure to check your owners manual for manufacturer recommendations for maintenance. Keeping records of all the service and maintenance is recommended for resell as well. Just as people want to see a CarFax Report, they want to see that it was cared for properly as well.
Having been in business for over 30 years, our technicians at Turn Key Truck & Auto have worked on everything from fleets to personal vehicles. They understand the importance of regular maintenance. Have your automobile serviced regularly to prevent an uneccessary surprise vehicle breakdowns for you, your family, or employees. Need a vehicle serviced or maintained? Contact Turn Key Truck & Auto.