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Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Repair

Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Repair

Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Repair

Think you can can save money by passing on non-critical Rancho Santa Fe Automotive Repair?  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Making sure your car is well maintained and immediately fixing the small things can mean HUGE savings in the future.  Regular preventative maintenance may prevent a future repair or replacement, which can be very costly. Here are a few simple maintenance items that can help keep that money in your pocket:

Become familiar with the owner’s manual. That is the go-to place to find the information you need to know about appropriate maintenance procedures and intervals. This will also give you information such as the correct fuel octane, the proper tire inflation, etc.

Oil is the life blood of your vehicle so keep it clean and full.  Some places say that a car can go 5,000 to 7,000 miles before you need an oil change. However, since it is so critical to the well-being of your vehicle, we recommend getting it changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

Coolant regulates the temperature of the engine and keeps it from overheating or freezing. Look for leakage around the radiator if you notice that your coolant is often low.

Regularly change the filters as they keep out contaminants that can cause component failure. The fuel filter is especially important to keep clean since it keeps the fuel pump free from contaminants. Additionally, make sure that the gas tank doesn’t get too low. The sediment in fuel usually goes to the bottom of the tank and keeping the tank full will help ensure that sediment doesn’t get into the fuel pump.

Bring your car into DRIVE AutoCare and we will have one of our ASE-Certified technicians see what can be done to help you save money, improve gas mileage, and help keep you safely on the road.

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