Auto Repair You Shouldn’t Neglect
Too often, at BCS Tires & Lifts, we see vehicles come in with problems that could easily have been avoided if drivers were just more diligent about routine maintenance. Here are a few examples:
- Wheel alignments: That consistent pull to one side isn’t “normal.” It means that one wheel is skewed out of its normal spec and it’s forcing your vehicle to one side. That wheel alignment problem is costing you money in fuel economy due to added drag, and it’s wearing your tires prematurely (which won’t be covered under warranty).
- Tire rotations: No vehicle has 50/50 weight distribution between the front and rear, and tire rotations are the best way to ensure long service life from your tires. Again – failing to rotate your tires regularly will void a tire warranty.
- Oil changes: Your dad probably told you, and he was right…regular oil changes are the best way to get the most miles out of your engine. Failing to change the oil at regular intervals means buildups of carbon and sludge on internal engine parts that will increase wear and shorten engine life, or possibly clog the oil pump’s pickup screen and stop circulation of oil completely, seizing the engine.
- Transmission service: Your transmission relies on clean automatic transmission fluid (ATF) to cool and lubricate its internal parts, and transmit torque through the unit. Old, burnt transmission fluid loses its effectiveness and can cause real problems – and ATF should be changed more frequently if your vehicle is used for towing or hauling heavy loads.
Why spend money on auto repair that you don’t need to spend? Regular preventive maintenance will help ensure your vehicle’s on the road for a long time to come. Make an appointment with us at BCS Tires & Lifts and let us help you set up a preventive maintenance schedule for your car!