As a York driver, it's important to understand that vehicle manufacturers have established service intervals for your car. These intervals are based on the engineers' extensive testing of various systems and components to ensure they meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed, while others, like those for emissions components, are mandated by the government.
Following the recommended maintenance schedules can provide three general benefits: Protection, Efficiency, and Safety.
Firstly, it's crucial to use the recommended weight and type of motor oil as specified by the engineers. Motor oil contains detergents and additives that help clean the engine and protect it from corrosion. These additives are depleted over time, and the oil can also become contaminated with water, dirt, and combustion gases. Ignoring the recommended oil change interval can leave your engine without full protection and cause sludge to build up, which can clog vital engine components and lead to engine damage.
Secondly, some services are designed to keep your vehicle operating efficiently, such as fuel system cleaning. When the fuel system becomes clogged with gum and varnish, it can reduce fuel economy. By restoring the fuel system's efficiency, you can improve your gas mileage and save money on fuel costs.
Lastly, your brakes are one of the most important safety systems on your vehicle, and they require regular inspection and maintenance. The manufacturer has established brake pad replacement and power brake fluid drain and replacement intervals to ensure they continue to function properly. Brake inspections are also on the schedule to identify potential issues before they become a safety hazard.
In addition to the regular maintenance schedules listed in your owner's manual, it's essential to have a technician perform multi-point inspections during a full-service oil change at FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS. These inspections can detect potential issues that may not be outlined in your manual, such as a bulging radiator hose that could burst. By following the recommended maintenance schedules and performing regular inspections, you can help keep your vehicle running smoothly, efficiently, and safely.