car maintenance thousand oaks

Car Maintenance Thousand Oaks – Manufacture Scheduled

Factory/Dealer Car Maintenance Thousand Oaks: Scheduled Maintenance list of tasks for 30k, 60k, 90k etc

Scheduled car maintenance thousand oaks tasks usually contain many or most of the following (your automobile’s maintenance schedule requirements can differ):
  • Oil Change
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Visually Inspect and Replace any worn belts and Hoses if necessary
  • look for burned out lights including head Lights, Tail Lights and Front Lights
  • inspecting and replacing Air Filter if necessary
  • inspecting radiator Coolant
  • inspect the condition of the Battery and Battery Cable
  • Inspection condition of Tires For wear & correct Inflation
  • Lubrication of the Chassis– Lubricate when Necessary
  • inspect the Cabin Air Filter, clean or replace when needed
  • check Suspension (Struts, shocks and ball joints) and Steering
  • check and replace Wiper Blades as necessary
  • inspect the Windshield Washer operation
  • Top off the Windshield Washer Fluid
  • inspect and Top Off the Power Steering Fluid
  • check the Oxygen Sensors are operating properly
  • review any Computer Codes of Check Engine Lights
  • inspect and replace as necessary the Spark Plugs
  • Flush the fluid and replace
  • inspect the exhaust & Exhaust System
  • inspect the Brake pads, brake drums & brake rotors

Why Should You Do Scheduled Car Maintenance?

When you get a car, your owner’s manual gives you a calendar of sorts that advises you when to do routine maintenance on your car. With a brand new car, most people follow the advice. They bring the car in at the intervals suggested which are usually based on miles or time. But if you buy a used car, or as time goes by with your new car, you start to slack off. You may not change the oil as frequently as you should, or replace your air or fuel filter. Some cynics think that the maintenance schedule is simply a way to give dealers or car repair shops more business, but in reality these guidelines are there to prevent problems with your car.

One of the easiest things to overlook or put off is scheduled car maintenance. Your car is running great so why do you have to take it in, pay all that money and drive off and notice no difference. It’s just one of those to-do list items that constantly gets thrown on the back burner.

Unfortunately, skipping this car maintenance can do more damage than finding the time to take your car in, so it’s extremely important to keep up with it.  If you neglect your car maintenance, your vehicle could neglect you at an inopertune time and strand you.  Also, the repair could cost way more than the preventative maintenance did.  Also, you want to maintain your warranty by proving that you did what the manufacturer and dealer recommended especially if you want recourse from them in the future.

Three Best Practices for Scheduled Car Maintenance Thousand Oaks

  1. Find Someone You Trust – Finding a good mechanic you trust is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Knowing you aren’t getting ripped off puts your mind at ease and you are more likely to take your car in for routine service if you don’t feel threatened that the shop is “taking” you by constantly diagnosing things wrong. Bennett Automotive Services has been servicing the area for more than 24 years and is a great place for car repair in Thousand Oaks.

  2. Don’t Procrastinate – Putting your routine service off is an all-around terrible idea. Not only is this a time to get the work done, but it is also your double check that everything else is functioning well. If you procrastinate too long you can end up with a larger problem than you would have had if you had gone for your scheduled maintenance.

  3. Make Note of Timing – Write down when your scheduled maintenance is due and mark it in your calendar so you don’t forget, that way you see if every time you look in there. If you are the kind of person who regularly procrastinates making appointments or taking your car in, it may be a good idea to mark it a few weeks before it’s actually due. That way you give yourself some room to get the car there on time.

The Things You Never Want to Overlook

There are a few car care rules out there that you never want to overlook. Not only can it play into your safety, but it can also hurt or ruin your car if you don’t keep up on them.
  • Oil Changes – Oil keeps your car running. It is recommended to change your oil every 3,000 miles. If you fail to change your oil, your car can ultimately stop running and you can ruin the engine. As in, you will have to get a new car, no matter how old your car is.
  • New Tires – Although this can be a financial hassle, keeping tires with good tread on them is important to avoid accidents. Low tread can cause traction problems in the rain and snow, ultimately leading to failure to stop and wrecking your car. An easy fix can save you from a costly accident.
  • Brakes – Usually brakes last anywhere from a year to two years, these guys are not always cheap to replace, especially if you are changing out rotors with them. Obviously important to the function of your car and being able to safely drive, keeping up on your brakes is extremely important.
Bottom line, it is much better to keep on top of your scheduled maintenance than to try to play an expensive game of catch up when something goes wrong. If you stay on schedule, you can
usually avoid the costly headache that comes with unexpected car repairs.
 If you have any concern about your Car's manufacture scheduled maintenance, please feel free to call me for quick, honest answered questions,

Sincerely, Brent Simmonsbrent simmons