Keep Up With Your Car Maintenance Schedule at Fisher Service in Boulder
Staying up-to-date with routine maintenance is crucial in prolonging the life of your vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers do not bring their vehicles to Fisher Service until an originally small issue turns into a serious problem that needs to be repaired. You shouldn’t wait until you need to go to the ER before visiting the doctor for a checkup, and it is the same with your vehicle.
Understanding the basics and importance of auto maintenance can not only help keep your vehicle running at peak performance for many years to come, but it can also increase the value of your car.
Why Turn to Fisher Service For Car Maintenance in Boulder?
Here at Fisher Service, we have a state-of-the-art facility and ASE-certified technicians that know your vehicle inside and out. We also use OEM parts to ensure only the highest level of quality. Fisher Service services all makes and models and treats each customer’s repairs with the utmost care and attention to detail. Whichever car you drive, you can depend on us for top-notch auto repair in Boulder!
We Have Your Entire Car Maintenance Checklist Covered
Here at Fisher Service, we provide all of the services on your car maintenance checklist. From quick and convenient oil changes to brake pad replacements, our service center has you covered. If you are not quite sure which services your vehicle is due for, stop by for a comprehensive inspection. Listed below are just a few of the services we offer.
- Oil Changes: Not adhering to a regular oil change schedule means that your engine could be at risk for premature wear. In addition to causing engine damage, avoiding an oil change reduces fuel efficiency and performance. Getting an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles is recommended, but many newer models can drive without an oil change longer than that. Consult your owner’s manual for the recommended guidelines for your make and model.
- Tire Rotations: Regular tire rotations ensure that part of the tire does not experience premature wear. This can lead to a decrease in vehicle performance and possibly an accident. Tires should be rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles regardless of whether they show signs of wear.
- Brake Pad Replacements: The brake pad is the part of the braking system that is directly involved in stopping your vehicle. Brake pads are designed to be soft so that they do not erode the wheel as they are being used. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle and how often or hard you apply the brakes while driving, it is recommended to replace your brake pads every 20,000 to 60,000 miles.
- Brake Fluid Flush: When you avoid getting a brake fluid flush, the fluid becomes contaminated with bits of the braking systems wheel cylinders, calipers, and rubber in the valves that deteriorate over time. This can compromise stopping power, which can be dangerous. It is a good idea to get your brakes flushed approximately every 30,000 miles.
- Transmission Fluid Changes: Changing transmission fluid helps to limit the amount of heat on a transmission, which is a leading cause of transmission wear. With “severe use” of a car, it is recommended that transmission fluid be replaced after 15,000 miles. Severe use is defined as driving in heavy city traffic more than 50 percent of the time as well as in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Coolant Flushes: Getting regular coolant flushes helps prevent the engine from overheating, which is the most common cause of both internal engine damage and vehicle breakdowns. Consult your owner’s manual to see the recommended interval for flushing the coolant system.
- Power-Steering Fluid Replacement: Power-steering fluid is the most inexpensive part of your power-steering system, and regularly changing it protects more expensive components of the system. Check the power-steering fluid reservoir each month to make sure there is enough and that it isn’t leaking.
- Other: Additional items that should be routinely inspected or replaced are the air filter, antifreeze fluid, battery, belts, exhaust, hoses, lights, shock absorbers, washer fluid, and wiper blades.
What Could Go Wrong Without Scheduled Car Maintenance?
Car maintenance costs are definitely worth the money because they can help prevent much more expensive future repairs. Avoiding important routine maintenance tasks can lead to:
- Costly Auto Part Replacements: Simple and inexpensive maintenance tasks decrease the likelihood that more expensive auto components will fail and need to be replaced.
- Car Accidents: If you notice issues with your vehicle such as squeaky brakes, be sure to have those problems checked out immediately. Leaving these problems untreated can be the cause of a collision.
- A Totaled Car: It is much easier to keep your vehicle properly maintained than to try to reverse severe damage. Routine vehicle maintenance is much cheaper than having to purchase a new car after your vehicle has been totaled.
How to Save on Car Maintenance Costs
If you do your research and are proactive, there are a variety of ways that you can save on car maintenance.
- Specials: Check for coupons and discounts, which are offered periodically for different services.
- Routine Checks: It is a good idea to regularly inspect your vehicle inside and out to ensure that no serious repairs are on the horizon.
- Trust: Locate a service facility that you can depend on, with mechanics you can build a working relationship with.
Fisher Service provides all of these ways to save on auto maintenance in addition to having some of the most competitive prices around. Do not avoid routine vehicle maintenance any longer. For more information or to schedule your next service appointment, give us a call today at 303-443-0530.