Maintaining your car isn't something that is always for top of mind for people. That is, until something goes wrong and your car needs to be repaired.
The best way to avoid expensive repairs is with proper, timely maintenance.
With this in mind, we've put together some of the questions we're often asked here at Chuckie's Service Center to help you.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer recommended interval?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on? There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions.
When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems or failure of emission tests.
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If intervals are extended, ensure you use oil that is capable of extended mileage changes.
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