Why Preventative Maintenance is Important

Being mindful of preventative auto repair maintenance is part of being a responsible car owner. It improves fuel efficiency, extends the life of your vehicle, and increases the longevity of your automobile. In addition, preventative maintenance makes your vehicle more reliable and will most likely save you more pricey auto repair costs down the line.

Below are some of the main reasons to stay on top of preventative maintenance:

  • GAS MILEAGE: Coming to an auto repair shop for regular maintenance will help your car achieve optimal fuel mileage. Ignoring to change the engine air filters and oil   regularly will reduce your vehicle's gas mileage. It will also most likely cause undesirable wear and tear on your engine. The exact recommended time between oil changes depends on the vehicle. Making sure that your automobile gets a tire balance and service every 10,000 to 15,000 miles is also crucial to make sure your car can achieve its optimal fuel efficiency. Malfunctioning spark plugs lessen the efficiency of the engine, so it's highly recommended to replace them every 30,000 miles if your vehicle has standard copper spark plugs, or every 100,000 miles if your vehicle requires iridium or platinum plugs.

  • PREVENT MAJOR CAR PROBLEMS: Many major car problems, such as engine or transmission failure, can be avoided. Read your vehicle's owner's manual or visit a reputable auto repair center like Carlsbad Auto Service to find out precisely which preventative maintenance services your car requires and how frequently to get them serviced. Getting regular services like fluid inspections and oil changes can increase the lifespan of your car and lessen the chances of dealing with major car problems in the future.

  • SAVES MONEY AND KEEPS YOU SAFE: Something as simple as replacing your timing belt at the manufacturer’s specified interval can play a major role in preventing repair costs down the line and the stresses that go along with that. Something like checking the battery every time you get the oil changed can prevent you and your passengers from being stranded in a car with a dead battery on the road. Checking your belts and hoses at oil change intervals and replacing, if needed, will eliminate costly breakdowns and premature engine wear.


Feel free to contact us at Carlsbad Auto Service if you would like preventative maintenance for your car. Our skilled auto mechanics provide the most quality auto repair in the region, and we welcome you to experience our 5-star customer service for yourself. We’re located at 3181 Tyler Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008. We look forward to your visit!


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