It is Thanksgiving week already and here are the facts; the average vehicle on North Carolina roads is over 10 years old. Although it is late November, the weather is not too bad, although the rainy days make for challenging times on the road. Good wipers and tires make the difference. It is important to make Premier 1 Automotive your partner for the road.
Planning maintenance is essential to keep a vehicle running safely as it ages. Put a plan together today. Get a small notebook and pencil and place them in the glove box. When you get gas, date the entry and add gallons and cost. Over the course of a month, you can see how much is spent each month on gasoline. Add service that is done, like wipers and oil changes, in this notebook as well. Soon it will be easy to see the total costs of vehicle ownership.
No matter the age of any vehicle, placing it on a maintenance schedule is an excellent idea:
- Oil change and oil filter every three to six months, 3000 to 6000 miles.
- Air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or once a year.
- Battery every third calendar year.
- Coolant every 40,000 miles.
- Plugs/ wires at 60,000 miles.
- Brakes after 50,000 miles.
- Shocks/ struts after 80,000 miles.
- Timing belt at 70,000 miles.
- Tire rotations every oil change.
- Wipers every oil change.
Remember that this proposed schedule is a general guide. No matter the game plan, Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC will keep things running regardless of vehicle age. No car payment and proper maintenance means saving money. And the holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of safety and efficiency driving around the Triangle.
Every time we pop that hood, it is indeed for safety and efficiency. Call us today at 919 387 6800!
This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers!
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