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Preventative Maintenance More Important As Vehicles Age

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The average age of vehicles on the road is rising, and as cars get older, they need more service and repair. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists who own an older car, truck or SUV become more diligent about preventative maintenance.

"With the average vehicle age exceeding 11.5 years, the chance of a breakdown or service issue on an older vehicle is much greater," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "The Car Care Council urges drivers of older vehicles to implement a preventative maintenance plan for their vehicle to minimize the chances of a roadside breakdown and to also help their vehicle run more efficiently and economically."

According to Experian Automotive, the average age of passenger vehicles on the road is rising, up from 11.29 years in the first quarter of 2015 to 11.61 years in 2019. The most common maintenance procedures to keep a car operating safely and reliably, while maintaining its long-term value, involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. An annual tune-up and wheel alignment are also recommended.

The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and email reminder service. This simple-to-use online resource can be personalized to help busy car owners prioritize auto care while making it more convenient and economical.

In addition, the council's popular Car Care Guide for motorists is available electronically or printed copy in English and Spanish. The guide covers major services, component groups within the vehicle, service interval recommendations and much more.

Source: Car Care Council


what our customers say

I was having an issue with my Saab. I took it to different shops and nobody could figure out my issue. After speaking with Luke, he inspected it and figured out I had a transmission issue. Had it replaced, now my car is good as new!!! Thank you Luke for the great service!!!
J
, 07/08/2022

The customer service was great and prices seem reasonable. Great and quick service. The waiting area is very clean and comfortable.
, 07/08/2022

Luke and ricky really made me feel at ease comfortable sending the wife in for service knowing she could of been taken advantage of for being a women completely opposite at this shop. she got there they called me made feel at ease listened to my request took all my info and communicated with me and my wife through out the process . Definitely returning for more service being new to the area i found my shop super grateful.
G
, 07/08/2022

I needed some work done on my car. I called in and talked to Brandon. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I ended up booking my car service. My car was well taken care of. Fair pricing and honest work. My new place to go for car services.
J
, 07/07/2022

Went there for an oil change and Luke was incredibly helpful. Their waiting room is modern and their staff went above and beyond to make you feel welcome. 10/10
S
, 06/22/2022

This is my Volvo mechanic since 1995. Between my son, and myself we have had 7 Volvo's. Always great service with fair prices. A great sign of a good business is a very busy one. This place is packed all the time, yet he manages to give great service every time.
R
, 06/08/2022

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