WHY IS MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT?
Your vehicle has hundreds of moving parts all working together. Through normal driving over time, some of these parts simply wear out or no longer perform the way they should.
To make sure that your vehicle is running at its best, your vehicle manufacturer recommends that certain parts and systems are checked at certain intervals. By following their recommendations, more costly repairs down the road may be avoided.
At All Tune & Lube, we follow your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. When a maintenance service is suggested based on the mileage or age of your vehicle, our mechanics will explain what each maintenance service includes and why it is important for the health of your vehicle.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS?
Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly. Also, when your vehicle has worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.
Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle.
The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.
Today’s vehicles are like computers on wheels,” and increased complexity of today’s vehicles means that more and more vehicle systems will be managed by on-board computers called Electronic Control Modules (ECUs). These computers warn of any problems by illuminating a light on the vehicle dashboard. To determine what needs to be serviced, a technician utilizes sophisticated scan tools and other equipment to communicate with the vehicle, diagnose the system, and determine appropriate procedures to correct the problem.