Why Does Your Vehicle Need Preventative Maintenance?

You might be wondering why you need preventative maintenance. It’s because it can solve problems before they happen, or at least before they become big problems. It means performing at optimal levels. And it means knowing if there’s something wrong or not.

That’s why you need preventative maintenance. And we’re not just talking about going to see a doctor, your car needs preventative maintenance, too! Here’s why your vehicle needs preventative maintenance.

Why you need preventative maintenance for your automobile.

Preventative maintenance, or preventive maintenance, consists of inspecting vehiclesperiodically to make sure that there’s nothing wrong with them. Following a routine maintenance schedule decreases the chances that your vehicle will develop serious problems in the future. Preventative maintenance also involves checking that your vehicle is operating at maximum efficiency.

Preventative maintenance also allows drivers to relax. What could be worse than that nagging suspicion that something might be wrong with your vehicle, but you’re not quite sure what it is? Every odd noise you hear, every time something weird happens, you probably worry that your engine is about to die or that your bumper might fall off in the middle of the highway.

With preventative maintenance from Anderson Automotive, you don’t have to worry about all that. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that any underlying problems your vehicle has had have now been resolved and that your car is operating at maximum efficiency.

Preventative maintenance depends on the inspection of many components.

During preventative maintenance at Anderson Automotive, we’ll inspect and assess many components of your vehicle. For example, we’ll assess various fluids within your vehicle. It’s important to have your oil, coolant, and transmission fluid levels checked routinely because problems can often be detected by checking these fluids, and because they’re imperative to the operation of your automobile.

If we discover that any of these fluid levels are low, we’ll top them up. We’ll also checkcomponents such as:

  • The car battery
  • The vehicle’s lights, including the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and check engine light
  • Tire pressure
  • Tread wear
  • Shocks
  • Struts
  • Serpentine Belts
  • And more!

Preventive maintenance wisdom

Because they bear the entire mass of your vehicle, and because they’re the only part of the vehicle that touches the road—hopefully—your tires need regular inspection and maintenance. Tire balancing and tire rotation are very helpful in this respect.Most manufacturers recommend rotating your tires every 10,000–12,000 kilometres.

Occasional coolant fluid exchanges and replacing your windshield wipers when necessary are also helpful. To get through the tough PEI winters, you should install winter tires or all-weather tires every autumn before the really cold weather hits.

Anderson Automotive offers preventative maintenance near you in Summerside, PEI.

If you’re in the Summerside area of Prince Edward Island, come to Anderson Automotive for all your preventive maintenance needs. We offer maintenance and other automotive services, including diagnostics, wheel alignments, digital vehicle inspections (DVIs) and more.

To book an appointment for preventative maintenance at our Summerside shop, please click here. To learn more about automobile maintenance practices, or about our other services and products, please contact us via our website, or call us at 902-436-5545.

43 Jenkins Ave.
Summerside, PEI

902-436-5545

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