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Preventative Maintenance vs Reactive Repairs

Does performing preventative repairs like flushes and fluid replacement save you money in the long run? Vehicle components are getting more sophisticated and expensive.  Although it was common to replace an engine for a few thousand dollars in the past, many complete engine replacements reach $7,000-10,000 for gasoline engines and $15,000-$20,000 for diesels. Replacing engine oil regularly and periodically performing services to remove carbon have never been more important to protect your vehicle. How do I know when to perform maintenance on my vehicle? There are two ways to identify your maintenance needs. The first way is to simply inspect the fluid or component for signs of wear or degradation, the second is to follow the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle.  I recommend that people use their manufacture’s maintenance schedule as a base line, and then adjust, to meet the needs of their driving conditions.  For example, if you tow a trailer consi ... read more

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