The average American now keeps their car for more than 11 years. If you plan to keep your car for this long, it’s a good idea for you to stay on top of your car’s maintenance schedule.
While It can be tempting to skip scheduled maintenance checks in order to save a couple of dollars here and there, research shows that avoiding these routine repairs can end up costing you more money in the long-run. For example, if you skip checking your brake pads, you may end up damaging your rotors. This damage means that you will then have to replace both the brake pads and the rotors, which is a very expensive repair.
A great first step toward making sure you are staying on top of your car’s maintenance schedule is to refer to your owner’s manual. Each manual includes a service schedule for your specific vehicle. It is especially important to follow this schedule if you perform most of your own maintenance on your car.
Another great way to stay on top of maintenance is to find a reliable and trustworthy mechanic.
The Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE) is a non-profit that tests and certifies professionals in the areas of repair and service. There are currently more than 360,000 certified ASE professionals across the nation who work in a variety of different shops, dealerships and schools. Repair shops with certified technicians and staff members are permitted to have a blue and while ASE sign hanging in their establishment so customers know they can trust the people working on their car.
Levin Tire & Service Center is proud to have a team of certified ASE professionals. This means that when you bring your car in for routine maintenance, you can be sure that only reliable mechanics and technicians will be servicing your vehicle.