8 Maintenance Services Your Vehicle Needs

Regular auto maintenance is important for all drivers. For starters, it extends the life of the vehicle and essentially reduces the risk of your vehicle unexpectedly breaking down.
Maintenance is also important because it reduces the risk of costly repairs that most people aren’t prepared to pay. Certain maintenance services can increase your car’s longevity, and they’re a lot cheaper than most unexpected repairs!

Here are eight maintenance services your car can benefit from:

1. Pre-Purchase Inspection

Want to be sure right from the start that the car you’re buying is reliable and in good shape? This is a detailed inspection by a qualified mechanic that evaluates several aspects of a vehicle’s condition before you commit to purchasing it.

2. Oil Change

Oil has a limited lifespan. A mechanic will change the oil and oil filter in your car to ensure it continues operating properly.

3. Tune-Up

A tune-up is a process that involves checking the engine for parts that need cleaning, fixing, or replacing. Common inspection areas include filters, spark plugs, and car fluids.

4. Check Engine Light

A check engine light may indicate a serious problem. At our Englewood auto repair shop, one of our qualified mechanics will thoroughly examine your vehicle, identify the cause, and set you up with the appropriate service so you can get back on the road with no worries.

5. Alignment

This is an adjustment of the vehicle's suspension. With an alignment, the mechanic is focused on adjusting the angles of the tires as this affects how they make contact with the road.

6. Battery Service

A battery service typically includes an inspection of the battery, cables, and terminals. Additionally, a mechanic will clean the battery surface and terminals to prevent corrosion.

7. Belts and Hoses

A belt or hose failure can lead to issues such as an overheated engine, loss of power steering, and a loss of the electrical charging system. Regular belt and hose maintenance prevents these kinds of issues from happening and promotes optimal performance.

8. Wiper Blades

Worn-out wiper blades don’t seem like a big deal until you get caught driving in a downpour! Keeping wiper blades clean is the first act of preserving them, but even with wiper blade maintenance, they eventually wear out. A professional will quickly replace your wiper blades with the right replacement blades so that you can be ready for the next rainstorm. As a rule of thumb, wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year.

Regular maintenance is essential to the longevity of your vehicle. Besides the services mentioned above, we also provide: 

  • brake services

  • air filters

  • air cabin filters

  • fuel filter replacement

  • 4×4 service

  • fluid flushes with BG products

  • belt and hose replacement

  • direct-inject engine cleaning

  • a variety of other maintenance services and auto repairs to keep your car in top condition. 

If your vehicle is having trouble or hasn’t been serviced in a while, be sure to visit Z Auto Service! We’ll give your vehicle the quality service it needs.