It is safe to say that these past few years have been a little crazy. And one of the industries that has been drastically affected is the automotive industry. Thanks to shipping and manufacturing problems, the price of new and even used vehicles has been on the rise. This means it is more important than ever to maintain the vehicle you already have sitting in your driveway. At Mueller’s Auto, we have always stressed the importance of automotive maintenance and upkeep to our customers. But what should your auto service schedule actually include?
The first thing most of us learn when we get our first car is how important oil changes are. Some of us are even taught how to do it ourselves. And we are here to reiterate to you that skipping an oil change or putting it off is never a good idea. Ever.
Oil breaks down as it ages and then leaves gunk and grime all throughout your engine leading to major issues. The gunkier it gets, the more friction your engine’s components create causing an increase in temperature and general wear and tear.
We hope you have never had the experience of your brakes going out. And that you never do as it would cause a seriously dangerous situation. But how do you avoid brake failure? Two words. Brake service.
Your braking system is more complex than you may know and everything from the pads to the rotors to the fluid needs to be maintained and serviced by professional mechanics. If you haven’t already added brake service to your auto maintenance routine, it’s not too late to give us a call and schedule your next appointment.
Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of pressure your tires are under? They are constantly bearing the weight of your vehicle and rolling along to get you where you need to be. Tires don’t come cheap and they also don’t last forever. To get the most out of your tires and ensure that they continue to safely get you around town they need to be maintained.
One of the great things about tire maintenance is that there are some things you can do yourself like checking your tire pressure and inspecting your treads. But you should also include tire rotations and wheel alignments to really keep your tires rolling along for as long as possible.
Transmission repair doesn’t come cheap. And transmission failure is an easy way to ruin your day. While there is always a chance your transmission will fail without warning, having your transmission serviced by a reliable mechanic is a great way to catch and repair minor issues before they become big problems.