Top 5 Auto Maintenance Services Needed by your Car


Owning a vehicle is a huge convenience for numerous reasons. It allows you not only to transport yourself but also your friends, kids, groceries, pets, camping gear or anything else you need to move. It can be pretty drastic to go from having the freedom to roam to suddenly not, which is exactly what can happen if your car breaks down. Thankfully you give your car the attention and maintenance it needs to run well, right? If not, it's time to get to the shop before it bites the dust. Preventative auto maintenance is key to a long vehicle life. The following are 5 of the most necessary services required by your car, truck or SUV.

Oil Change

This service needs to be completed between every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or as according to your owner's manual. Oil changes keep the interior of the engine properly lubricated and the oil change process removes contaminants from the motor. This helps ensure your car is operating at maximum performance and fuel efficiency.

New Spark Plugs

If your vehicle is running rough and doesn't seem to be firing all cylinders, well, it just might not be. Spark plugs are what produce the small charge necessary to ignite the fuel and air mixture inside the combustion chamber. They can become corroded which will lead to a poorly running engine.

Fluid Flush Services

There are numerous fluids used by your car for operating purposes. On occasion these fluids need to be drained and refilled to ensure they are debris free and have not broken down. Common services include the cooling system flush, transmission fluid flush, brake fluid flush and power steering flush.

Timing Belt Replacement

If you do not have the timing belt replaced when it is needed you're putting your car at major risk for huge engine trouble. Should the timing belt snap the motor's interior parts will suddenly be running out of sync and slamming into each other, which will result in massive damage. Most cars need this service between 75,000 and 100,000 miles. Check your owner's manual to see when your car is due.

30/60/90K Service

Your car requires many more smaller services, which are completed every 30,000 miles. You don't have to go to the dealership to have these services completed. Instead you can have them done for a lower price at an independant auto repair shop.

If your car is due for scheduled auto maintenance in Sacramento head into Freeport Automotive. Our full service facility is staffed by friendly technicians eager to help you keep your car healthy. Give us a call at (916) 389-2405 to schedule expert auto repair in Sacramento today!

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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ