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4 Car Maintenance Procedures that Can Cost You Big if Left Undone

Last updated 5 years ago

Many of the most expensive vehicle breakdowns can be avoided with proper maintenance schedules. Car owners who are interested in mitigating the causes of costly vehicle failure should keep the consequences of ignored maintenance in mind. Stay up to date on the following procedures to save thousands of dollars in repairs.

  1. Oil Change: Clean engine oil performs a number of important functions in your automobile. The oil acts as a lubricant, ensuring the forceful metal-on-metal interactions of the combustion cycle can be safely performed. Engine oil also cools engine parts and prevents a debilitating overheat. Unfortunately, insufficient or dirty engine oil will eventually fail to perform these purposes. The resulting engine breakdown can require an expensive replacement.
  2. Belt Inspection: Your timing belt is used to keep the crankshaft and camshafts moving in synchronized perfection. Eventually, wear will cause the belt to weaken and break. Depending on the engine type, a broken timing belt can prevent an engine from running or causes irreparable engine damage. Make sure your timing belt is checked during regular auto shop visits to prevent either scenario.
  3. Brake Pad Replacement: Keeping your brakes in great shape is critical to ensuring your vehicle retains reliable stopping power. Worn brake pads threaten drivers with unreliable road performance and expensive rotor bills. Don’t delay repairs if a brake light or characteristic screeching draws attention to a brake problem. 
  4. Wheel Alignment: Well-maintained wheel alignment is essential for numerous reasons. Gas mileage reduces if vehicles suffer from a poor alignment. Likewise, tires will wear prematurely and require early replacement due to alignment issues. Drivers can use uneven wear to identify alignment problems before they progress.

Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair can address many of these routine maintenance issues quickly and efficiently. Visit us online or dial (404) 252-9895 for additional details on our automotive repair services in Roswell.


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