Why You Shouldn’t Skip Vehicle Maintenance And Repair | Framingham, MA

Posted On: Friday, April 19, 2019

Depending on the age of your vehicle, the make, the model, and how hard you’ve run it, your car may be in desperate need of a tune up. When Absolute Car Care tunes your engine, we make sure she’s running smoothly and efficiently. Don’t live with annoying noises, clanks, rumbling, grinding sounds or anything other than the smooth hum of your engine in its youth. If your engine is not running at its best, it is probably burning more gas than it needs to and in a worst-case scenario – doing more damage to the engine itself. We will adjust your engine’s timing, fluid levels, inspect and replace any components like spark plugs that are part of your ignition system, inspect/replace air filters as needed and more.

It’s easy to overlook regular car maintenance sometimes due to pure negligence and on other occasions because you just forget. However, you better take your car for servicing; otherwise, you could be dealing with potential problems such as:

– Shortened vehicle life
– Pricey repairs
– Decreased gas mileage
– Reduced resale value
– Oil sludge build up in the engine
– Mechanical failure while driving which could cause fatal accidents

Listening To Your Car

But how can you tell that it’s time to take your car in for maintenance and repair? Should you take your vehicle in for a tune-up every Sunday? Of course not, consult your auto mechanic or the manufacturer’s manual to know when to schedule vehicle servicing. Typically, both new and old vehicles should be taken in for maintenance and repair every 12,000 miles or at least 12 months.

Too busy to look under the hood of your car? You might want to think long term the next time you want to skip a visit to your mechanic. That’s because repowering your car with a new engine could cost you up to 20% of the cost of a new car; not to mention you could be compromising your safety on the road.

Do you want to avoid such costs? Then you’ll want to lend your ears to your car. Stay on track with even the smallest warning signs.

Potential Warning Signs

Here are symptoms that your vehicle needs servicing:

– Reduced breaking capacity
– Warning lights
– Strange noises
– Problems with starting the engine
– Leaks
– Leaning steering
– Rattling when you accelerate
– Loss of power when you accelerate
– Sluggish acceleration
– A surge in the engine’s speed

Knowing the symptoms of what ails your vehicle can go a long way in helping your mechanic or the dealership help fix the problem.

The Importance Of Engine Tune-ups

Regular engine tune-ups can feel like an unnecessary and daunting chore — especially when you have a car with less than 300 miles, let alone one with 15,000 miles. But regular vehicle maintenance and repair doesn’t have to feel like a waste of money and time.

Taking your car in for an engine tune-up not only helps you avoid future costly repairs but could potentially save your life. Moreover, regular servicing can help your car live longer.

So listen to your car, and keep on top of small signs, and your vehicle will serve you better and longer. Massachusetts roads can really take a toll on your engine, so have one of our experienced, honest mechanics tuneup your car today! Call now for an appointment 1-508-820-9323, or use the Quick Contact form