Why Do I Need Preventive Maintenance?
Regular vehicle maintenance is like getting a yearly physical with your primary care physician. The goal is not only to change your oil and top off your fluids, but it also allows technicians to spot minor issues before they grow into costly problems. When you choose Demore’s Automotive for your Palmer preventative maintenance we will give your car a thorough inspection so you can have peace of mind on the road.
Vehicle fluids are the lifeblood of your car and that includes engine oil. Engine oil circulates through your engine, lubricating the components, reducing friction, and keeping your engine cool. As oil ages, it breaks down and fails to work as it was designed. That’s where oil changes come in.
Changing your oil and filter on a regular basis maintain the integrity of your engine and prevent it from failing before its time. While the general rule of thumb is to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles or every 3 months, we recommend finding a schedule that is right for your car. Consult one of our expert technicians to find out the optimal maintenance schedule. The make and model of your vehicle, its overall condition, and your personal driving habits are all factors in determining the frequency of your oil changes.
Belt Inspection And Replacement
Belts are not infallible. Your serpentine belt and timing belt need to be inspected and changed regularly. Most people recommend a new serpentine belt every 60,000 miles and a new timing belt every 40,000 miles. During your regular maintenance, we will check your belts to make sure they are in good condition before you leave our shop.
Tire Rotation And Balancing
Your tires have a lot riding on them, literally. While tires naturally wear out over time, it is important that they wear evenly. Getting your tires rotated and balanced regularly keeps you from having to invest in a new set of tires before you are ready.
Whether you need an oil change or a more complicated engine repair, our team is here for you. Demore’s Automotive is a full-service auto repair shop. We service all makes and models, we even offer fleet services. Call us today at 413-252-8087 to schedule your next Palmer preventative maintenance or repair appointment.