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Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Did you know that your vehicle is one of the most important financial purchases you’ll make? Whether you have a brand-new luxury sedan or a pre-owned top-trim SUV, you want to keep it running in tip-top shape. Not only will your car run efficiently with regularly scheduled maintenance, but it’ll also last longer and be safer to drive. At Hi-Line Autohaus in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have a full-service, state-of-the-art service department with highly trained professional technicians. Our service team performs regular maintenance, such as oil changes, brake repair, and tire replacement and rotations, along with multipoint inspections and necessary repairs.

How Often Should You Do Routine Maintenance on Your Car?

You’ll want to check with your manufacturer’s guidelines on routine auto maintenance, but as a rule of thumb, you should bring your car in for inspection and oil changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. However, if you use synthetic oil in your car, you can go longer between oil changes. Vehicle maintenance goes beyond simply changing the oil, though. With routine maintenance, our service technicians also inspect hoses, belts, brake pads, and tire wear to ensure all parts are sound and at optimal levels.

To help you keep track of a maintenance schedule, follow these tips as each mileage time frame builds on the previous one:

  • Every 5,000 miles: Get your oil changed and your tires inspected and rotated.
  • At 15,000 miles: Have the engine air filter changed. If you live in a dusty area or drive on a dirt road, consider having the engine filter changed more often.
  • By 20,000 miles: Consider having your brake pads changed.

You’ll also have milestone maintenance as your car’s mileage accrues over time, including:

  • At 30,000 miles: Along with regular maintenance, have your brake fluid changed and the entire coolant system flushed.
  • By 36,000 miles: Most manufacturers’ warranties have expired, so before the warranty expires, bring your vehicle in for its last bumper-to-bumper inspection and have repairs made as necessary. If you feel comfortable with the idea, consider getting an extended warranty to help offset the cost of future repairs, especially as your vehicle ages.
  • At 50,000 miles: Our service technicians will change the brake pads again, drain and change the transmission fluid, install a new fuel filter, and check the water pump. At this point, you’ll probably need new tires depending on the brand and how you drive your vehicle.
  • At 60,000 miles: Most drivers hit the 60,000-mile mark about five years into car ownership, and by now, you may need new belts, hoses, spark plugs, and a new battery. Your battery is the heart of your car, so don’t hesitate to have it replaced at this time.
  • After 60,000 miles: If you still have the same vehicle, keep up on your 5,000-mile regular vehicle maintenance schedule. Our service technicians will perform further inspections and repairs as your odometer reaches 100,000 miles and beyond.

Depending on the auto brand you drive and with regular maintenance, you can keep your car running for years, even with high mileage.

What Do Mechanics Do for Routine Vehicle Maintenance?

When you bring your vehicle in for routine maintenance, our technicians change the oil, rotate the tires, check fluid levels, and inspect all the belts and hoses. In addition, our technicians will check inside the engine compartment and the undercarriage to look for any signs of leaks, cracks, or something unusual.

For more extensive scheduled maintenance, we’ll follow the manufacturer’s recommended per mileage milestone.

You can set up a routine maintenance schedule on your own so you never miss an appointment or let our team at Hi-Line Autohaus send you reminders. We understand you have a busy schedule and may forget to put this important task on your calendar, and we can help take the stress of routine vehicle maintenance off your shoulders. Contact us today to learn more about automatic scheduling for routine vehicle maintenance.

Do I Really Need To Follow My Car Maintenance Schedule?

If you want your vehicle to run well so you don’t have to worry about something going wrong, then yes, you need to follow your car’s maintenance schedule. There are several reasons to have regular vehicle maintenance:

It Keeps Your Manufacturer’s Warranty From Becoming Void

Most warranties require routine maintenance to keep them valid. This helps to ensure the company won’t have to pay for unnecessary repairs due to negligence or neglect. To keep the warranty valid, you’ll want to keep all records of maintenance handy.

It Increases Fuel Economy

As fuel prices rise, you want to save money at the gas pump. One way to have good fuel economy is to have routine maintenance, which helps your car run efficiently.

It Improves Performance

You’ll notice how well your vehicle handles and performs with clean oil, fresh brake pads, and rotated tires. Your car won’t have to work overtime to push sluggish, dirty oil through the engine, the brakes will stop in a timely manner, and your tires will have the right amount of grip to help keep your car on the road.

It Saves You Money

Spending money on routine vehicle maintenance is far more affordable than having to fork over money for expensive repairs. With a routine maintenance schedule, you can budget for the expense because you’ll know how much a routine maintenance service costs. You can also take advantage of our service specials to help keep more money in your pocket.

Schedule Your Car Maintenance Today

Keep your vehicle running in top shape with regular maintenance. You’ll extend the life span of your vehicle’s systems, have peace of mind that it’s performing optimally, and save money on future repair costs. Our highly trained and professional service technicians will take the utmost care of your vehicle while it’s being serviced. Our service advisors stay in direct communication with our technicians, and they’ll let you know if any issues need addressing. Keep up on your routine vehicle maintenance in Charlotte, North Carolina, by scheduling an appointment with our service department today.

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