It's always better to fix something before it breaks, the same applies to your car or truck. That's why Regular Maintenance is so important on today's vehicles. Properly maintained vehicles will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and maintain their value. It will save you money on expensive component replacement such as (engines and transmissions), provide better fuel economy and help the environment by reducing emissions.
TUNING & BRAKES
One of the best and easiest ways to increase your miles-per-gallon is with a tune-up. Just think: One spark plug misfiring half of the time can reduce fuel economy by 7% and two can reduce it by 20%. For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.
Worn Brake pads can damage the brake rotor or drum, turning a simple maintenance job into an expensive replacement procedure.
Tip: We recommend your vehicle get a Tune-up, or major service, every 30,000 miles and Brake Inspections are the best way to ensure safe and reliable braking and minimize the cost of repairs when brake service is needed.
Have your brakes checked regularly! Here at Smog Plus Auto Care in San Bernardino, CA we offer FREE Brake inspections with every Oil Change, upon request.
To assure peak performance and to assure that you get the years of trouble-free driving you expect, the manufacturer has developed a recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle.
Preventative maintenance checks and services satisfy the factory warranty requirements. Be certain to bring in your vehicle for regular preventative maintenance at these mileage points:
3,500 - 7,500 - 15,000 - 30,000 - 60,000 - 90,000
This maintenance service must be completed in order to keep your warranty valid—and the trained technicians at Smog Plus Auto Care Center can perform most of the services recommended by each manufacturer. Look in your Glove Book for your owner's manual.
You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If intervals are extended, ensure you use oil that is capable of extended mileage changes.
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates.
Synthetic motor oils, though several times more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. They also provide instant lubrication on start-up.
Tip: Have your motor oil changed every
3,000 miles for your engines peak performance.