When most people think of preventative maintenance, they think of an oil change or maybe a tire rotation. However, there is a lot more to car maintenance that a professional mechanic can do to keep your vehicle running as it should. Preventative maintenance on your vehicle is the best way to make the most out of owning a car or truck and will ensure that the major systems in your vehicle perform at their best for as long as possible.
Preventative car maintenance is a series of car diagnostic tests, small operations, and minor repairs that support your car or SUV’s larger systems. By periodically replacing the spark plugs, checking the brake pads and rotors, and refilling/replacing the fluids in your vehicle, you are giving it the care and attention it needs to keep you safe on the road.
Here at Superior Tire inc., we prioritize providing a thorough preventative car maintenance service that will keep everything running efficiently in your vehicle. Our crew will run a complete car diagnosis and handle your preventive maintenance in no time.
Often, the first form of car maintenance that comes to mind is your regular oil change service. While this is one of the most frequent car maintenance services you will need, it is also one of the most important. As the oil in your engine begins to break down, it will cause unnecessary friction in your engine. When your oil does not function properly, it could be one of the surest ways to cause damage to your vehicle.
When you replace the old dirty engine oil with fresh, clean oil, your engine can work efficiently and correctly. While each vehicle is slightly different, we recommend replacing your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to get the best results. Alternatively, if your car is showing some signs that your oil may need replacing, you can always have it done earlier. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to car maintenance.
When your engine oil starts to break down, it may show some of these signs:
If you are experiencing any of these signs, finding a professional car mechanic to look at your vehicle is important.
The next essential step in car maintenance is keeping your tires in check. Your tires are the foundation of a healthy and safe vehicle. As they are such an important part of the safety and operation of your car, the tires require a series of checks and services to be well-maintained.
As you drive, your tires’ natural wear and tear will cause them to lose their tread and effectiveness at gripping the road. When this happens, your tires can become hazardous to drive on, especially in poor weather conditions. Proper maintenance on your tires can ensure that they are in good condition and safe to drive on.
Keeping a close eye on your tires is an excellent way to prevent accidents and ensure they last as long as they should. The tires on your car or truck represent a significant investment in your vehicle and your safety. Keeping your tires in optimal condition through regular car maintenance is the best way to get the most out of your investment.
Some of the tire services in Arizona we provide include:
The crew at any Superior Tire Inc. location will help you with any and all tire service needs.
The braking system in your vehicle is one of the most crucial safety systems you have. You use your brakes every time you drive and need them to keep your vehicle from being dangerous to drive. A properly functioning brake system comprises several complicated mechanisms that all work together to slow and stop your vehicle.
Whether it’s from frequent use or poor road conditions, several of the components in your braking system will wear down and need to be replaced periodically. By performing this simple car maintenance, a competent car mechanic can ensure that your brakes will not fail you when you need them most.
As you drive and use your brakes, the brake pads are squeezed against the brake rotors to slow the momentum of your wheels. This action causes a massive amount of friction and tension on your brakes. Little by little, the brake pads and rotors will wear down and need either reshaping or replacing.
While brakes have a varied lifespan, there are sure signs that it may be time to have some car maintenance done. Some of the most common signs that you are in need of a brake repair include the following:
Properly maintaining your brakes is an essential part of responsible car maintenance for every vehicle owner. Here at Superior Tire Inc., our ASE-Certified mechanics can run a car diagnostic on your brakes and assess their condition. If your brakes need any maintenance, our team can repair or replace the pads, rotors, or any other component you may need.
Sometimes, the small parts of your vehicle are the most essential. The spark plugs in your vehicle may be small, but they are a crucial part of your engine. The spark plugs on your vehicle are tiny reactors that cause a jolt of electricity to ignite the fuel in your engine. Without these small components, your car would not be able to start, drive, or function.
Because the spark plugs manage electric pulses, they will wear out or burn out over time and use. When your spark plugs start to fail or wear out, there are several common indicators that you can keep an eye on. If you know what to look for, you can have a car mechanic replace your spark plugs before it's too late.
Some of the signs to watch out for include the following:
Of course, like all things that use electricity, your spark plugs will need to be replaced during the life of your vehicle. Performing this simple preventative car maintenance can help boost your car’s performance and efficiency. If you are not sure if your spark plugs are the problem, a Superior Tire Inc. car mechanic can run a car diagnostic test to check for you.
Several different fluids in your vehicle need to be replenished from time to time. Keeping fluids, such as your transmission fluid, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, oil, and others, at appropriate levels can help ensure that everything gets the attention and care it needs to work efficiently and continuously.
Whether you need preventive car maintenance, car diagnostic tests, or other services, our team has you covered. Find the location nearest you to schedule an appointment.