Car Maintenance

Car Maintenance

Over time, your vehicle is bound for regular maintenance, unless you don’t want it to properly function, it’s totally fine. But if you want to keep your car up and running for the long haul, there are imperative car maintenance services that you should have your vehicle undergo.

Also, be sure to check the owner’s manual for the car maintenance schedule. In general, most vehicles follow the same schedule. Our mechanics will service your car based on its make and model, and the number of miles on the odometer.

Car Maintenance Checklist

To keep your car in tip-top shape, there are essential components that need inspection and maintenance based on each of their schedule. We, at A Auto Care, provide a wide range of car maintenance services to keep these vehicle components functioning well.

Here is a maintenance checklist we’ve made to make it easier for you to monitor your car maintenance schedule allowing you to keep your car alive and kicking.

●     Transmission Fluid

 The transmission fluid serves as a lubricant to the components of car transmission for better performance. The schedule of changing the transmission fluid depends on the transmission of your vehicle. For manual vehicles, it is required to change the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. On the other hand, automatic transmission vehicles are required to change every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Having the transmission fluid checked and changed based on the recommended schedule will save you a whole lot of money from transmission damage or replacement.

●     Tires

As the only point of contact between a vehicle and the road, tires are critical to a safe and fuel-efficient ride. Make it a point to inspect your tires at least once a month. When traveling long distances or carrying heavier loads, it is equally important to do so beforehand. You wouldn’t want your tires to ruin the whole trip, would you?

Every 10 degrees of temperature decrease causes a one-pound drop in tire pressure during the cold season. Make sure you have a spare tire on hand at all times in case you run into such situations.

●     Air Filter

As the first line of defense of your engine, the air filter is responsible for preventing pollution from entering. Air filters protect your engine from airborne contaminants since they prevent them from entering the engine and damaging it. Maintain your air filter regularly.

It is recommended that air filters be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles by vehicle manufacturers. Depending on your driving habits, we can also make a recommendation to you during a consultation.

●     Brakes

A vehicle’s brakes must function properly to stop or slow down. A percentage of car accidents happen due to faulty brakes. They are most likely not maintaining their brakes regularly or not at all.

By bringing in your vehicle for regular brake service, you can ensure that all of your brakes are working well every single time you press the brake pedal. Since brake pedals will eventually wear out over time, it is crucial to replace them before you become stuck spending more money on non-functioning brake pedals.

●     Lights

Your car’s exterior lights are oftentimes one of the most overlooked factors in maintaining an efficient driving experience. There is a reason why headlights, turn signals, and parking lights are put in their respective places in each vehicle.

Car lights enable drivers to be aware of their surroundings and have a vision of the road, especially during the night. With that said, you can have your car lights checked by us and we’ll perform the necessary light maintenance.

Who Are We?

Delivering comprehensive quality Auto Repair & Maintenance in Rancho Cordova, California for over 35 years, A Auto Care is a family-owned automotive repair shop providing honest, professional, automotive repair and maintenance services to the people in the Sacramento area. Whether you have a foreign or domestic vehicle, here at A Auto Care, our auto mechanics are experienced in handling all major and minor fixes.