Your vehicle is one of your biggest investments. Keeping all of its parts well maintained and running smoothly is crucial to its performance and longevity. Many foreign car and import manufacturers recommend extended service intervals to make the vehicle seem maintenance-free. Sometimes, these intervals may be too long, resulting in poor performance and possible damage to your vehicle.
There is no way around it– your vehicle’s engine and vital components need routine inspection and maintenance to perform at peak level. While technologies have changed and improved, the service to some of your vehicle’s parts has remained the same. Routine maintenance can help identify possible problems before they become expensive repairs down the road.
Although some vehicles include a smart computer system reminding you when service is due, some of these systems placed in newer vehicles are set for too long of intervals. Putting off services like changing your engine oil can cause your vehicle to develop problems that may eventually lead to engine failure. A certified mechanic will educate you on some good timelines for service. Compare these to your vehicle’s owner manual and decide which recommendations make the most sense to you.
Be sure to find an independent repair shop that specializes in servicing your particular vehicle. Foreign vehicles and import models may require specialized knowledge that a typical repair shop mechanic may not have. Find out what kind of experience they have in maintaining your vehicle model. Be sure that their shop is fully equipped and their mechanics are highly skilled and trained.
Putting off your routine vehicle maintenance is never a good idea. Be sure to alert your mechanic should you notice any issues with your vehicle’s performance or drivability between services. Making repairs in a timely fashion may prevent costly repairs or breakdowns in the future.
The professional team at Carmine’s Import Service offers routine maintenance and repairs for all foreign, import, and some domestic vehicles. Located in Kernersville, NC, we are a short drive from Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Call us at (336) 993-5506 to schedule an appointment today.