Commonly Overlooked Auto Maintenance Services


Commonly Overlooked Auto Maintenance ServicesWhen it comes to routine auto maintenance it is critical that you complete all of the services listed in the service schedule printed inside your car's owner's manual. If you put off, or simply forget, to complete these maintenances you are likely to end up with a car in great distress and in need of repairs. The following are a few of the most common forgotten or neglected auto maintenance services.

Filter Replacement

Two of the most important filters in your car are the fuel filter and air filter. The air filter prevents contaminants in the gasoline from getting into your engine, and the air filter does the same for oxygen pulled into the engine. Dirty filters can greatly hinder performance.

Battery Service

It is a good idea to have your battery checked bi-annually, generally during oil changes in the early spring or fall. This will prevent you from ending up with a dead battery.

Transmission Service

Dirty transmission fluid will result in rough or delayed shifting, and eventually the vehicle won't be able to shift at all. Transmission service generally involves replacing the transmission fluid and filter if it has one, as well as installing a new transmission pan gasket.

Timing Belt

If your vehicle uses a timing belt it is crucial that you have it replaced on time. If the belt wears out due to excessive mileage and snaps it is going to result in huge engine trouble, likely requiring an engine rebuild.

Power Steering Flush

Has your steering wheel suddenly become difficult to turn? Could it be that you forgot to complete routine power steering service? Dirty power steering fluid can cause damage or clogging inside the parts of the steering system, preventing them from doing their job right.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignments should be conducted as stated in your manual. If they are not you could end up with a shaky steering wheel and a vehicle that drifts one way or the other.

Brake Checks

Just because you are not experiencing any problems braking it is important that you still have your brakes checked and maintained at the mileage indicators in the service schedule. If you don't you may soon find yourself having trouble bring it to a stop.

Be sure to check your owner's manual to see when you car is due for auto maintenance. If it is time for scheduled auto maintenance in Cincinnati visit the team at Parkway Automotive. Our crew of expert technicians will take great care of your car, no matter what it needs or what you drive. Give us a call at (513) 900-8247 to schedule professional auto maintenance in Cincinnati.


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