Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. However, not everyone agrees on what preventive maintenance is, what you should do, and when you should do it. Let’s clear that up, and give you some tips that’ll apply to any vehicle.
Anyone who’s ever worked on cars or spent a ton of money getting their car repaired will tell you: Don’t ignore preventive maintenance. The basics, like changing your oil, checking your tire pressure, and getting scheduled inspections and work done are like getting regular checkups at the doctor.
Seriously, you wouldn’t fire up a complicated piece of technology or a massive new home appliance without checking the manual to make sure you know what you’re doing.
Most car lovers already know how important this is, but it’s still important even for people don’t consider themselves interested in how their car works.
What Are the Preventive Maintenance That Every Car Needs?
It’s basic, but give your car a once-over periodically so you catch anything that looks out of the ordinary. Make sure all your lights are working. Check the air pressure in your tires every month or so and buy a cheap tire air pressure gauge and keep it in the glove compartment.
Even if you don’t ever learn how to change your antifreeze, power steering, coolant, or even your wiper fluid although seriously, don’t let someone charge you to change wiper fluid, you should learn how to check those fluid levels.
In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, but most have gauges or dipsticks you can pull out to check current levels against a notch that indicates optimal levels.
Many people will tell you to get your timing belt replaced every 60,000 miles or so, and your serpentine belt replaced every 40,000 miles, give or take.
Again, your owner’s manual will offer real numbers for your type of vehicle. If you can’t find the manual, look around online. You’ll probably find the actual recommendation for your car.
Whether your car has a dipstick to check the oil’s color and oil level or the dipstick has been replaced with an electronic gauge, you should know how to check it.
Knowing the difference between clean oil and muddy, murky oil will save you a ton on unnecessary changes and gives you a way to tell if something’s wrong with your engine.
Most batteries these days don’t require much in the way of maintenance, but you should know where it is and check it to make sure it’s not leaking and there’s no mineral or other buildup on the contacts. If there is, clean it off with a battery cleaning brush.
Who Can Help You with Such Repair and Maintenance That You Need?
instaMek’s story began over a year ago when our co-founders, Asem Alsaadi and Uzair Ahmed recognized obvious problems in the traditional automotive repair industry, including inconvenience, expensive towing and repair bills, and a lack of trust among consumers.
When Uzair’s mom ran into car trouble at home, she faced many challenges while trying to get her car repaired. She tried hiring mechanics through online classified ads, but they never showed up. Exasperated and left without a choice, she ended up getting the car towed, which resulted in an expensive towing and repair bill, along w11ith a lot of wasted time.
This was how the idea for instaMek was born. Asem and Uzair went on a mission to change the problems within the tradition automotive repair industry, namely inconvenience, expensive towing and repair bills, and a lack of trust among consumers.
While it often takes days to book your car into an auto repair shop, instaMek can bring a mechanic to you as quickly as within a day, and get your car up and running in no time.
With instaMek, you can forget about getting your car towed or wasting time taking your car to the dealership. Now, you no longer have to deal with expensive towing and repair bills.
What Are the Services Offered in Instamek?
Book a customized service package to keep your car running at it’s finest. Regular servicing is the “fountain of youth” for your vehicle, and we make sure to follow your manufacturer’s schedule to keep your car running forever.
Car not starting? Battery always dying? Radio glitching out? They fix complicated electrical problems such as alternators and replacing starters. They have you covered for any electrical issues.
Do you hear squealing brakes or does the steering seem “funny” or is something just not working right? They have what it takes to make over 500 auto repairs to all of your vehicle’s systems.
You’ll be pleased with their fast and efficient service. There is no repair too big or too small for them. Stop looking for other options, instaMek is there to give you the highest quality services that you need. Call them NOW! 1-888-507-3435. Check out any instamek mechanic nearby today!
Timing belt, niming belt. In the rain and snow our Mek was still able to do it faster than book time because he’s that good. pic.twitter.com/sYSe7wBUiG
— instaMek (@instamek) December 19, 2017